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[75 Stat. 790]
[75 Stat. 790]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

790

Post Office Department.

Ante, p. 631.

positions competitive se ice.

Reports to Congress.

PUBLIC LAW 87-367-OCT. 4, 1961

[75

ST A T.

shall be for the United States Patent Office in its examining and related activities, each such position being established to effectuate those research and development functions of such department which require the services of specially qualified personnel. "(e) The Postmaster General is authorized to establish and fix the compensation for not more than three scientific or professional positions in the Post Office Department, each such position being established to effectuate those research and development functions of such Department which require the services of specially qualified personnel. ' (f) The Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency is authorized to establish and fix the compensation for not more than fourteen scientific or professional positions in the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, each such position being established to effectuate those research and development functions of such agency which require the services of specially qualified personnel. "SEC. 2. (a) Positions created pursuant to this Act shall be included in the competitive civil service of the United States, but appointments to such positions shall be made without competitive examination upon approval of the proposed appointee's qualifications by the United States Civil Service Commission or such officers and agents as the Commission may designate for this purpose. " (b) The rates of compensation for positions established pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall not be less than $12,500 per annum nor more than $19,000 per annum and shall be subject to the approval of the United States Civil Service Commission. " (c) I n any case in which, subsequent to February 1, 1958, provisions are included in a general appropriation Act authorizing an agency of the Government referred to in this Act to establish and fix the compensation of scientific or professional positions similar to those authorized by this Act, the number of such positions authorized by this Act shall, unless otherwise expressly provided, be deemed to have been reduced by the number of positions authorized by the provisions of such appropriation Act. "SEC. 3. The head of each department or agency authorized to establish and fix the compensation of positions under this Act shall submit to the Congress, not later than December 31 of each year, a report setting forth the number of positions established pursuant to this Act in his department or agency during that calendar year, and the name, rate of compensation, and description of the qualifications of each incumbent, together with a statement of the functions performed by each. In any instance in which any such department or agency head may consider full public report on these items detrimental to the national security, such department or agency head is authorized to omit such items from his annual report and, in lieu thereof, to present such information in executive sessions of such committees of the Senate and House of Representatives as the presiding officers of those bodies shall designate." INCREASE I N N U M B E R OF SCIENTIFIC A N D PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS I N DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE UNDER SECTION 1 5 8 1 (a) OF TITLE 1 0, UNITED STATES CODE

73 Stat. 701. 10 USC 1581.

SEC. 203. Section 1581(a) of title 10 of the United States Code, authorizing the Secretary of Defense to establish not more than four hundred fifty scientific and professional positions in the Department of Defense, is amended by striking out "four hundred fifty civilian positions" and inserting in lieu thereof "five hundred thirty civilian positions".