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to exceed one hour, to be equally divided between those favoring and those opposing the resolution. No amendment to such motion shall be in order, and it shall not be in order to move to reconsider the vote by which such motion is agreed to or disagreed to.

(c) If the motion to discharge is agreed to or disagreed to, such motion may not be renewed, nor may another motion to discharge the committee be made with respect to any other resolution with respect to the same reorganization plan. (Dec. 20, 1945, ch. 582, title II, $ 204, 59 Stat. 618.)

$ 133y-14. Procedure after report or discharge of committee; debate.-(a) When the committee has reported, or has been discharged from further consideration of, a resolution with respect to a reorganization plan, it shall at any time thereafter be in order (even though a previous motion to the same effect has been disagreed to) to move to proceed to the consideration of such resolution. Such motion shall be highly privileged and shall not be debatable. No amendment to such motion shall be in order and it shall not be in order to move to reconsider the vote by which such motion is agreed to or disagreed to.

(b) Debate on the resolution shall be limited to not to exceed ten hours, which shall be equally divided between those favoring and those opposing the resolution. A motion further to limit debate shall not be debatable. No amendment to, or motion to recommit, the resolution shall be in order, and it shall not be in order to move to reconsider the vote by which the resolution is agreed to or disagreed to. (Dec. 20, 1945, ch. 582, title II, $ 205,59 Stat. 618.)

8 133y-15. Decisions on motions to postpone or proceed to be without debate.---(a) All motions to postpone, made with respect to the discharge from committee, or the consideration of, a resolution with respect to a reorganization plan, and all motions to proceed to the consideration of other business, shall be decided without debate.

(b) All appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to the application of the rules of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, to the procedure relating to a resolution with respect to a reorganization plan shall be decided without debate. (Dec. 20, 1945, ch.582, title II. S 206,59 Stat. 618.)

$ 133y-16. Procedure when one House, prior to passage of its resolution, receives resolution from other House on same plan.If, prior to the passage by one House of a resolution of that House with respect to a reorganization plan, such House receives from the other House a resolution with respect to the same plan, then

(a) If no resolution of the first House with respect to such plan has been referred to committee, no other resolution with respect to the same plan may be reported or (despite the provisions of section 133y-13 (a) of this title) be made the subject of a motion to discharge.

(b) If a resolution of the first House with respect to such plan has been referred to committee

(1) the procedure with respect to that or other resolutions of such House with respect to such plan which have been referred to committee shall be the same as if no resolution from the other House with respect to such plan had been received but

(2) on any vote on final passage of a resolution of the first House with respect to such plan the resolution from the other House with respect to such plan shall be automatically substituted for the resolu

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tion of the first House. (Dec. 20, 1945, ch. 582, title II, § 207, 59 Stat. 618.)

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 3 OF 1946

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Prepared by the President and transmitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, May 16, 1946, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1945, approved December 20, 1945 (secs. 133y to 133y-16 of this title).

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$ 501. Functions of certain agencies of the Department of Agriculture. The following functions are hereby transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture and shall be performed by him or, subject to his direction and control, by such officers and agencies of the Department of Agriculture as he shall designate:

(a) All functions of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the Surplus Marketing Administration and of the respective heads of such Administrations.

(b) The administration of the programs of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and the Commodity Credit Corporation.

Part X. RECORDS, PROPERTY, PERSONNEL, AND FUNDS

$ 1001. Transfer of records, property, personnel, and funds.-There are hereby transferred to the respective agencies in which functions are vested pursuant to the provisions of this plan, to be used, employed, and expended in connection with such functions, respectively, or in connection with winding up the outstanding affairs of agencies abolished by this plan, (1) the records and property now being used or held in connection with such functions, (2) the personnel employed in connection with such functions, and (3) the unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds available or to be made available for use in connection with such functions.

$ 1002. Disposition of excess personnel.-Any of the personnel transferred under this plan which the transferee agency shall find to be in excess of the personnel necessary for the administration of the functions transferred to such agency by such plan shall be retransferred under existing law to other positions in the Government or separated from the service.

$ 1003. Dispositions by Director of the Bureau of the Budget.-Such further measures and dispositions as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall determine to be necessary in order to effectuate the provisions of this part or in order to wind up the outstanding affairs relating to agencies or functions abolished by this plan shall be carried out in such manner as the Director may direct and by such agencies as he may designate.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FUNCTIONS OF CERTAIN AGENCIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

To enable the Department of Agriculture to meet its responsibilities for food production and distribution during the war, there was early and continuing coordination of its programs directly concerned with these phases of the food problem. Beginning with Executive Order No. 9069 of February 23, 1942 (set out as a note under section 601 of Appendix to Title 50), those programs and agencies dealing with food production and distribution were gradually consolidated by a series of Executive orders issued under the authority of the First War Powers Act [sections 601-622 of Appendix to Title 50). By Executive Order No. 9334 of April 19, 1943, they were all grouped into a War Food Administration, under a War Food Administrator.

When the fighting was drawing to a close and the emergency purposes of the War Food Administration had been largely accomplished, this Administration was terminated by Executive Order No. 9577 of June 29, 1945 [set out as a note under section 601 of Appendix to Title 50], and its functions and agencies were transferred back to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture. Executive Order No. 9577 also authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to organize and administer the transferred functions and agencies in the manner which he deemed best.

Under this authority the Secretary established the Production and Marketing Administration in August 1945. Into this Administration he consolidated the functions of many of the production and marketing agencies which were transferred back from the War Food Administration. Included were the functions of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the Surplus Marketing Administration and the administration of the programs of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and the Commodity Credit Corporation.

The plan transfers these functions to the Secretary of Agriculture, in order to permit him to continue the consolidation already effected in the Production and Marketing Administration. This provision makes it possible to maintain the close coordination and integration of food-production and distribution programs, with the resulting benefits that were achieved during the war. It also provides the Secretary with the necessary flexibility to make adjustments in the coordination and administration of these programs to meet changing conditions and new problems, a flexibility which he particularly needs at this period of acute food shortages throughout the world.

HEALTH SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEES [NEW]

$ 150. Establishment of health service programs; conditions; review by Public Health Service; definition. For the purpose of promoting and maintaining the physical and mental fitness of employees of the Federal Government, the heads of departments and agencies, including Government-owned and controlled corporations are authorized, within the limits of appropriations made available therefor, to establish by contract or otherwise, health service programs which will provide health services for employees under their respective jurisdictions: Provided, That such health service programs shall be established only after consultation with the Public Health Service and consideration of its recommendations, and only in localities where there are a sufficient number of Federal employees to warrant the provision of such services, and shall be limited to (1) treatments of on-thejob illness and dental conditions requiring emergency attention; (2) preemployment and other examinations; (3) referral of employees to private physicians and dentists; and (4) preventive programs relating to health: Provided further, That the health program now being conducted by the Tennessee Valley Authority and by the Panama Canal and Panama Railroad Company shall not be affected by the provisions of this section: And provided further, That such health programs as are now being conducted for other Federal employees may be continued until June 30, 1947. The Public Health Service, when requested to do so, shall review the health service programs being conducted by any department or agency under authority of this section and shall submit appropriate comment and recommendations. Wherever the professional services of physicians are authorized to be utilized under this section, the definition of “physician” contained in section 790 of this title, shall be applicable. (Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 865, 60 Stat. 903.)

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

$ 520a. Stenographic reporting service.—The Department of Agriculture is authorized to contract for stenographic reporting services. Sept. 21, 1944, c. 412, Title VII, 8 705(b), 58 Stat. 742.

Provisions similar to this section were carried in Department of Agriculture Appropriation Acts for the following years: 1945—June 28, 1944, c. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 426.

$ 543b. Official expenses of employees stationed abroad. Provisions similar to this section were carried in Dept. of Agriculture appropriation acts for 1945-June 28, 1944, c. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 426.

$ 552a. Manufacture and sale of copies of bibliographies, photographic reproductions of books, and library supplies.

Similar provision in 1945 appropriation act-June 28, 1944, ch. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 429.

§ 568. Construction limitation on buildings of Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry. The cost of erecting any one building outside the District of Columbia by the Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry shall not exceed $7,500, and the cost of alterations to any one building shall not exceed $500 or 2 per centum of the cost of the building as certified by the Secretary, whichever is greater. (June 28, 1944, ch. 296, § 1,58 Stat. 441.)

Similar provisions for the Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering have been carried in prior appropriation acts as follows:

1943—July 12, 1932, ch. 215, § 1, 57 Stat. 408. 1942—July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 682. 1941—July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 425. 1940-June 25, 1940, ch. 421, § 1, 54 Stat. 550.

1939-June 30, 1939, ch. 253, § 1, 53 Stat. 958. $ 568a. Construction and repair of buildings of Agricultural Research Administration.--The several appropriations of the Agricultural Research Administration shall be available for the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and improvements: Provided, however, That unless otherwise provided, the cost of constructing any one building (excepting headhouses connecting greenhouses) shall not exceed $5,000, the total amount for construction of buildings costing more than $2,500 each shall be within the limits of the estimates submitted and approved therefor, and the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed $2,500 or 2 per centum of the cost of the building as certified by the Research Administrator, whichever is greater. (May 5, 1945, ch. 109, $ 1,59 Stat. 142; June 22, 1946, ch. 445, $ 1,60 Stat. 276.)

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AND CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE $ 631. Regulation of admissions to civil service.

Ex. Ord. 9695. Feb. 8, 1946, 11 F. R. 1559, revoked Ex. Ord. 9243, Sept. 12, 1943, which related to transfer and release of Federal personnel.

8 631b. Same; civil service status of incumbents of positions covered into civil service and of certain legislative branch employees.-(a) The incumbent of any office or position which is covered into the classified civil service under the provisions of section 631a of this title shall not thereby acquire a classified civil-service status, except (1) upon a finding by the Civil Service Commission on the basis of the personal record of the incumbent that such incumbent has served with merit for not less than six months immediately prior to the date such office or position was covered into the classified civil service; and (2) upon passing such suitable noncompetitive examination as the Commission may prescribe: Provided, That any such incumbent shall be given only one such non-competitive examination: Provided further, That any such incumbent who fails to pass the noncompetitive examination provided in his case shall be separated from

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the service not later than six months after the Commission advises the appointing officer that such employee has failed.

The appointment of any person occupying any position covered into the apportioned civil service in the District of Columbia under the provisions of section. 631a of this title shall be charged to the apportionment of his State. As used in this section "State" includes a Territory and the District of Columbia.

(b) From and after November 26, 1940, any person who shall have served for four years as a secretary, clerk or assistant clerk to a Senator, Representative, Delegate or Resident Commissioner, or as a clerk or assistant clerk to a standing committee of the Senate or House of Representatives or as a clerical employee of the Senate or House of Representatives and whose separation from the service is involuntary and without prejudice shall acquire, upon passing such suitable noncompetitive examination as the Civil Service Commission may prescribe, a classified civil service status for transfer to a position in the classified civil service notwithstanding any contrary provisions of the civil service laws or regulations: Provided, That any individual who may hold such a position in the legislative branch must obtain such transfer within one year from the date of separation, and nothing in sections 631a, 631b, 632, 635, 669, 681–684 of this title shall be construed to impair any right of retransfer provided for under civil service laws or regulations made thereunder. In the case of an individual who shall have held such a position in the legislative branch for at least two years and who shall have been separated from such position for the purpose of entering the military or naval service, such individual shall be deemed, for the purposes of this subsection to have held such position during the period within which he shall have served in the military or naval forces. Nov. 26, 1940, c. 919, Title I, § 2, 54 Stat. 1212, as amended Dec. 28, 1945, c. 603, 59 Stat. 666; Feb. 12, 1946, c. 3, 60 Stat. 3.

AMENDMENTS

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1945–Subsec. (a) (1) amended by act Dec. 28, 1945, cited to text, which substituted "upon a finding

of the incumbent” in lieu of “upon recommendation by the head of the agency concerned within one year after such office or position has been covered into the classified civil service, and certification within such period by such head to the Civil Service Commission that” in clause (1). Subsec. (b) amended by act Feb. 12, 1946, cited to text, which added last sentence beginning "in the case

$ 645a. Benefits to employees ineligible for earlier appointment because of military service; persons excluded.-(a) Any person

(1) whose name appeared on any list of eligibles either (A) at any time between May 1, 1940, and March 16, 1942, with respect to a position the rate of compensation of which is determined by sections 661-663, 664–673, and 674 of this title, sections 6a-6c of Title 19, or the second paragraph of section 109 of Title 8, or (B) at any time between May 1, 1940, and October 23, 1943, with respect to a position in the field service of the Post Office Department, or (C) at any time between May 1, 1940, and August 1, 1946, with respect to positions of officers and members of the Metropolitan Police or of the Fire Department of the District of Columbia, and officers and members of the United States Park Police and the White House Police; and

(2) who, pursuant to Executive Order Numbered 9538, dated April 13, 1945, or regulations of the Civil Service Commission covering simi

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