PUBLIC LAW 87-367-OCT. 4, 1961
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(b) I t is, therefore, hereby declared to be the sense of the Congress— (1) that the matter of requesting the allocation of additional numbers of positions to the top grades of the Classification Act of 5 USC f i07i'*note. 1949, whether by groups of positions or on an individual basis, is properly within the jurisdiction of those standing committees of the Senate and House of Representatives having jurisdiction over the Classification Act of 1949 in accordance with orderly and established legislative processes—the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service of the Senate and the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service of the House of Representatives; (2) that the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, the United States Civil Service Commission, and other authority designated by the President exercise to the fullest extent the authority and responsibility of disapproving requests of the departments and agencies in the executive branch for individual exceptions (to be attained through the enactment of laws outside the jurisdiction of the committees above referred to) from the numerical limitations or the standards and procedures, or both, imposed by the Classification Act of 1949 with respect to the allocation of positions to the top grades of such Act; and (3) that, if need should develop for increasing such numerical limitations or waiving such standards or procedures, or both, in any case or cases, the matter should be presented promptly to the Congress in a manner consistent with the legislative authority, duty, responsibility, and jurisdiction of the respective Committees on Post Office and Civil Service of the Senate and House of Representatives. INCREASE I N N U M B E R OF A U T H O R I Z E D TOP GRADE POSITIONS U N D E R CLASSIFICATION ACT OF 1949
SEC. 102. (a) Subsection (b) of section 505 of the Classification Act St" 305*' ^^^' ^ ^* 1^^^' ^^ amended (5 U.S.C. 1105(b)), relating to the maximum number of positions authorized at any one time for grades 16, 17, and 18 of the General Schedule of such Act, is amended to read as follows: " (b) Subject to subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (j) of this section, a majority of the Civil Service Commissioners are authorized to establish and, from time to time, revise the maximum numbers of positions (not to exceed an aggregate of nineteen hundred and eightynine) which may be in grades 16, 17, and 18 of the General Schedule at any one time, except that under such authority— "(1) not to exceed 25 per centum of such aggregate number may be placed in grade 17 and not to exceed 12 per centum of such aggregate number may be placed in grade 18; "(2) fifty of such positions shall be available only for allocation, with the approval of the President, for agencies or functions created after the date of enactment of this subparagraph; "(3) fourteen of such positions shall be available only for allocation to the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Anto, p. 6 3 1. Agency; " (4) six of such positions shall be available only for allocation to the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice; and " (5) four of such positions shall be available only for allocation to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board." (b) Subsection (j) of such section 505, as amended (5 U.S.C. 73 Stat. 700. 1105(j)), relating to positions authorized for the Department of Defense in grades 16,17, and 18 of the General Schedule of the Classifica-