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F. To Amend the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as

Amended, To Provide for Reimbursement of Certain Moving Expenses of Employees, and To Authorize Payment of Expenses for Storage of Household Goods and Personal Effects of Employees Assigned to Isolated Duty Stations Within the Conti. nental United States

(80 Stat. 323)

This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 10607, 89th Congress. It was approved on July 21, 1966, as Public Law 516, 89th Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 80, Statutes at Large, pages 323–325. It amends various sections of title 5 of the United States Code.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 516, 89TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES ARE TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to daily Congressional Record) H.R. 10607: To amend the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, to provide for reimbursement of certain moving expenses of employees, and to authorize payment of expenses for storage of household goods and personal effects of employees assigned to isolated duty stations within the continental United States. Mr. Rosenthal, August 23, 1965 (Committee on Government Operations), 20475. Reported in House September 21, 1965 (H. Rept. 1199), 26922. House Resolution 781 reported in House March 21, 1966 (H. Rept. 1341), 6038. House Resolution 781 agreed to March 23, 1966, 6277. Debated March 23, 1966, 6275–6288. Passed House amended March 23, 1966, 6288. Referred to Senate Committee on Government Operations March 25, 1966, 6388. Reported in Senate June 30, 1966 (S. Rept. 1357), 14098. Passed_Senate July 11, 1966, 14419. Cleared for President July 11, 1966, 16011. Approved (Public Law 516) July 21, 1966.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 516, 89TH CONGRESS

House Report 1199, 89th Congress, 12665–12667.
Senate Report 1357, 89th Congress, not assigned as of this date.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 516,

8 9TH CONGRESS

House Committee on Government Operations, 89th Congress (on H.R. 10607): To reimburse moving expenses of Federal employees, September 1, 14, 1965.

B. Text of PUBLIC Law 89-516

Public Law 89-516
89th Congress, H. R. 10607

July 21, 1966

An Act

80 STAT. 323

To amend the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, to provide for

reimbursement of certain moving expenses of employees, and to authorise payment of expenses for storage of household goods and personal effects of employees assigned to isolated duty stations within the continental United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) subsection Administrative (a) of section 1 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat. Expenses Aot of 806, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 73b-1(a)), is amended by

1946, amendments, (1) striking the words “the Act of February 14, 1931" appear. 46 Stat. 1103; ing in the first parentheses contained therein, and inserting in lieu 63 Stat. 167. thereof “section 4 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 166, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 837)”;

(2) striking the word "seven" appearing in the second parentheses contained therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "eleven";

(3) striking out the first proviso contained therein the words “the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926 (5 U.S.C. 828)” and insert. 44 Stat. 688; ing in lieu thereof the words "section 5 of the Travel Expense Act 63 Stat, 167.

of 1949 (63 Stat. 166, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 838)”. (b) Subsection (b) of section 1 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 807, as amended; 5 ULS.G 73b-1(b)), is amended by adding the following words immediately before the period at the end of the first sentence in the subsection except that payment of actual expenses may be made whenever, under

regulations prescribed by the President, the head of the agency determines that such method of payment is more economical to the Government."

Soc. 2. The Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat.. 806), as amended, is further amended by adding the following new sections:

"Şpc. 23. Under such regulations as the President may prescribe and Administrative to the extent deemed necessary and appropriate, as provided therein, expenses funds, appropriations or other funds available to the departments for ado availability

for certain ministrative expenses shall be available for the reimbursement of all

other costs, or part of the following expenses of officers or employees for whom the Government pays expenses of travel and transportation under subsection (a) of section 1 of this Act:

“(1) The expenses of per diem allowance in lieu of the subsistence Per diem. expenses of the immediate family of the officer or employee while en route between his old and new official stations, not in excess of the maximum per diem rates prescribed in or pursuant to soction 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 166, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 836).

“(2) The expenses of per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence of Looating resithe officer or employee and his spouse, not in excess of the maximum denoe. per diem rates prescribed in the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 166, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 836), and the expenses of transportation to seek permanent residence quarters at a new official station when both the old and new stations are located within the continental United States, excluding Alaska, provided that such expensos may be allowed only for one round trip in connection with each change of station of the officer or employee.

“(3) The subsistence expenses of the officer or employee and his Temporary immediate family for a period of thirty days while occupying tem- quarters. porary quarters when the new official station is located within the United States (including the District of Columbia, its territories and possessions, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone: Provided, that the period of residence in temporary quarters may

80 STAT, 324

Sale of residenoe.

Family or self, allowance.

be extended for an additional thirty days when the officer or employee moves to or from Hawaii, Alaska, the territories and possessions, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone: Provided further, That reimbursement for subsistence expenses actually incurred may not exceed an amount determined from such average daily rates per person as may be prescribed in such regulations, but not in excess of the maximum per diem rates prescribed in or pursuant to section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 166, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 836), for the localities in which the temporary quarters are located, for the first ten days of such period, two-thirds of such rates for the second ten days, and one-half for the balance of such period, including the additional thirty days.

“(4) The expenses of the sale of the residence (or the settlement of an unexpired lease) of the officer or employee at the old official station and purchase of a home at the new official station required to be paid by him when the old and new official stations are located within the United States (including the District of Columbia), its territories and possessions, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Canal Zone, but reimbursement for brokerage fees on the sale of the residence and other expenses under this subsection shall not exceed those customarily charged in the locality where the residence is located and no reimbursement shall be made for losses on the sale of the residence. This provision applies regardless of whether the title to the residence or the unexpired lease is in the name of the officer or employee alone, in the joint names of the officer or employee and a member of his immediate family, or in the name of a member of his immediate family alone.

"Sec. 24. Under such regulations as the President may prescribe and to the extent deemed necessary and appropriate, as provided therein, and notwithstanding other reimbursement authorized under this Act, an officer or employee who is reimbursed under section 1(a) or section 23 of this Act shall, if he has an immediate family, receive an amount not to exceed two weeks' basic compensation, or, if he does not have an immediate family, an amount not to exceed one week's basic compensation: Provided, That such amounts shall not exceed amounts determined from the maximum rate of grade GS-13 in the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended.

"Sec. 25. Under such regulations as the President may prescribe

“(a) Whenever any civilian officer or employee (including any new appointee in accordance with section 7(b) of this Act, as amended) is assigned to a permanent duty station at an isolated location in the continental United States, excluding Alaska, to which he cannot take or at which he is unable to use his household goods and personal effects because of the absence of residence quarters at such location, nontemporary storage expenses or storage at Government expense in Government-owned facilities (including related transportation and cther expenses), whichever is more economical, may be allowed such officer or employee under regulations issued by the head of the Executive Department or agency concerned. In no instance shall the weight of the property stored under this subsection, together with the weight transported under section 1 or section 7(b) of this Act, exceed the total maximum weight the officer or employee would be entitled to have moved, and the period of nontemporary storage shall not exceed three years.

"(b) This section does not authorize reimbursement to officers and employees traveling under orders issued more than sixty days prior to the effective date of this section.

"Sec. 26. Under such regulations as the President may prescribe and notwithstanding the provisions of the fourth proviso of section 1(a)

Ante, p. 288.

Storage.
72 Stat. 843.
5 USC 73b-3.

60 Stat. 806. 5 USC 73b-1.

Transfers betwe en departments.

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of this Act, in transfers between departments for reasons of reduction in force or transfer of function, expenses authorized under section 1, subsections (a) and (b) and subsections (0) and (f) other than ex- 60 Stat, 6083 penses authorized in connection with transfers to foreign countries, 74 Stat. 796, and under sections 23 and 24 of this Act may be paid in whole or in 197. part by the department from which the officer or employee is trans. 5 USC 736-1. ferred or by the department to which he is transferred, as may be agreed upon by the heads of the departinents concerned.

"Sec. 27. Under such regulations as the President may prescribe, Separations. a former officer or employee separated by reason of reduction in force or transfer of function who is reemployed within one year of the date of such separation by a nontemporary appointment at a different geographical location from that where such separation occurred may be allowed and paid the expenses authorized by section 1 of this Act, and may receive the benefits authorized by sections 23 and 24 of this Act, in the same manner as though he had been transferred to the location of reemployment from the location where separated in the interest of the Government without a break in service.

“Sec. 28. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and Conditions. (b) of section 1, and of sections 23, 24, 25, and 27 of this Act, the travel and transportation expenses, including storage of household goods and personal effects, and other relocation allowances shall not be allowed thereunder when a civilian officer or employee is transferred within the continental United States, excluding Alaska, unless and until such officer or employee shall agree in writing to remain in the Government service for twelve months following his transfer, unless separated for reasons beyond his control and acceptable to the department or agency concerned. In case of violation of such agreement, any moneys expended by the United States under said sections of this Act on account of such officer or employee shall be recoverable from him as a debt due the United States."

Sec. 3. Regulations under this Act shall be prescribed within ninety Effective date. days following the date of enactment but shall be retroactive to such date.

Approved July 21, 1966.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

HOUSE REPORT No. 1199 (Comm. on Government Operations).
SENATE REPORT No. 1357 (Comm. on Government Operations).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 112 (1966):

Mar. 23: Considered and passed House.
July 11: Considered and passed Senate,

V. TRAVEL EXPENSE ACT OF 1949

A. Travel Expense Act of 1949

(63 Stat. 166) This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 3005, 81st Congress. It was approved on June 9, 1949, as Public Law 92, 81st Congress. The text of this public law appears in volume 63, Statutes at Large, pages 166-167. Its provisions are codified as 5 U.S.C. 835-842.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 92, 81st CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 95, Congressional Record) H.R. 3005: To regulate subsistence expenses and mileage allowances of civilian officers and employees of the Government. Mr. Karsten; Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 1518. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 389), 3954. Made special order (H. Res. 205), 5980. Debated, 5980. Amended and passed House, 5992. Referred to Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 6006. Reported with amendments (S. Rept. 428), 6942. Amended and passed Senate, 7131. House concurs in Senate amendment, 7257. Examined and signed, 7345, 7389. Presented to the President, 7472. Approved (Public Law 92), 7934.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 92, 81ST CONGRESS

House Report 389, 81st Congress, 11297.
Senate Report 428, 81st Congress, 11292.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 92, 81ST CONGRESS

House Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments: Subsistence expenses and mileage allowances of civilian officers and employees of the Government, March 18, 21, 22, 1949, on H.R. 3005.

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