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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-70—SEPT. 27, 1979

93 STAT. 461

(e) The Office of Ombudsman shall terminate upon the termination Termination, of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977. CHAPTER 2—EMPLOYEES

Subchapter I—Panama Canal Commission Personnel DEFINITIONS

SEC. 1201. As used in this chapter— (1) "Executive agency" has the meaning given that term in section 105 of title 5, United States Code; (2) "uniformed services" has the meaning given that term in section 2101(3) of title 5, United States Code; (3) "competitive service" has the meaning given that term in section 2102 of title 5, United States Code; and (4) "United States", when used in a geographic sense, means each of the several States and the District of Columbia.

22 USC 3641.


SEC. 1202. (a) In accordance with this chapter, the Panama Canal 22 USC 3642. Commission may appoint without regard to the provisions of title 5, ^ ^^ ^^^ ^* *^9United States Code, relating to appointments in the competitive service, fix the compensation of, and define the authority and duties of, officers, agents, attorneys, and employees (other than the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Chief Engineer) necessary for the management, operation, and maintenance of the Panama Canal and its complementary works, installations, and equipment. (b) Individuals serving in any Executive agency (other than the Commission) or the Smithsonian Institution, including individuals serving in the uniformed services, may, if appointed under this section or section 1103 or 1104 of this Act, serve as officers or employees of the Commission. TRANSFER OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

SEC. 1203. (a) The head of any agency may enter into agreements 22 USC 3643. for the transfer or detail to the Commission of any employee of that agency serving under a permanent appointment. Any employee who so transfers or is so detailed shall, upon completion of the employee's tour of duty with the Commission, be entitled to reemployment with the agency from which the employee was transferred or detailed without loss of pay, seniority, or other rights or benefits to which the employee would have been entitled had the employee not been so transferred or been so detailed. (b) For purposes of this section, the term "agency" means an "Agency." Executive agency, the United States Postal Service, and the Smithsonian Institution. (c) The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe regulations Regulations, to carry out the purposes of this section. COMPENSATION OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

SEC. 1204. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, 22 USC 3644. any individual who is serving in a position in the Commission and who is a member of a uniformed service shall continue to be paid basic pay by such uniformed service and shall not be paid by the Commission for the period of the service in the uniformed service involved.