Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 75.djvu/703

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[75 Stat. 663]
[75 Stat. 663]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 3 0 4 - S E P T. 26, 1961

(d) The head of the department concerned is authorized to waive in whole or in part any right of recovery of an advance of funds under subsection (a) of this section, if it is shown that such recovery would be against equity and good conscience or against the public interest. SEC. 3. (a) The head of each department is authorized— (1) to provide for the payment of monetary amounts, covering a period of not more than sixty days (except that the President may extend such period with respect to the executive branch for not more than one hundred and twenty additional days if he determines that the extension of such period is in the interest of the United States), to or for the account of each employee of such department (or, under emergency circumstances and on a reimbursable basis, an employee of any other department)— (A) whose evacuation from a place within or outside the United States is ordered for military or other reasons which create imminent danger to the life of the employee, and (B) who is prevented, by circumstances beyond his control and beyond the control of the Government of the United States or the municipal government of the District of Columbia, or both, as applicable, from performing the duties of the position which he held immediately prior to the issuance of such order of evacuation; and (2) to provide for the termination of payment of such amounts. (b) Subject to adjustment of the account of such employee in accordance with section 4 of this Act and other applicable law, each payment under this section shall be at rates of compensation, allowances, and differentials, or any of them, then currently authorized with respect to such employee, on the date such payment is made, under procedures of such department governing payments under this section. Such rates so authorized shall not exceed the rates to which such employee was entitled immediately prior to the issuance of the order of evacuation, except that any such employee in the executive branch may be granted such additional allowance payments as the President determines necessary to offset the direct added expenses incident to the evacuation. (c) Each period for which payment of amounts may be made under this section to or for the account of an employee shall be held and considered, for all purposes with respect to such employee, as a period of active service (without break in service) rendered by such employee in the employment of the Government of the United States or the municipal government of the District of Columbia. SEC. 4. The head of each department— (1) shall provide for the review of the account of each employee of such department in receipt of payments in accordance with section 2 or 3, or both, as the case may be, of this Act, and (2) shall provide for the adjustment of the amounts of such payments on the basis of (A) the rates of compensation, allowances, and differentials to which such employee would have been entitled, under applicable law other than this Act, for the respective periods covered by such payments, if he had rendered active service, in accordance with the terms of his appointment, during each such period in the position which he held immediately prior to the issuance of the applicable order of evacuation and (B) such additional amounts as such employee may be authorized to receive in accordance with a determination of the President under section 3(b) of this Act. SEC. 5. The head of each department is authorized to establish procedures under which each employee of such department is permitted

Waiver.

Diiration of payment.

Authorized rates.

Active s e r V i c e period.

Rev i e w of accounts.

Assignments o f