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i3 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1S T SESS.-CH. 501-AUG. 7 , 1939 [CHAPTER 501] AN ACT To provide for the administration of the United States courts, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Judicial Code is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new chapter to be numbered XV and entitled "The Administration of the United States Courts", as follows: "CHAPTER XV-TnE ADMINIsTRATION OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS "SEo. 302. There shall be at the seat of government an establish- ment to be known as the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, with a Director at the head thereof who shall be appointed by the Supreme Court of the United States and hold office at the pleasure of and be subject to removal by the aforesaid Court. There shall be in said establishment an Assistant Director, to be appointed and hold office in like manner, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the Director and, during the absence or inca- pacity of the Director or during a vacancy in that office, shall act as Director. The Director and Assistant Director shall receive annual salaries of $10,000 and $7,500, respectively. The Director shall cause a seal of office to be made for the said establishment of such design as the Supreme Court of the United States shall approve, and judicial notice shall be taken of the said seal. "SEc. 303. The Director, with the approval of the Supreme Court, shall have authority, subject to the civil-service laws, to appoint such employees as are deemed necessary to perform the functions and duties vested in said establishment by this chapter, and the Director shall fix their compensation according to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended. During his term of office or employment, no officer or employee of said establishment shall engage directly or indirectly in the practice of law in any of the courts of the United States. "SEo. 304. The Director shall be the administrative officer of the United States courts and shall have charge, under the supervision and direction of the conference of senior circuit judges, of- "(1) All administrative matters relating to the offices of the clerks and other clerical and administrative personnel of the courts, but nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as affecting the authority of the courts to appoint their administrative or clerical personnel, or the authority of the Attorney General respecting United States marshals and their deputies, United States attorneys and their assistants; "(2) Examining the state of the dockets of the various courts and securing information as to their needs for assistance, if any, and the preparation of statistical data and reports of the business transacted by the courts, and promptly transmitting the information so obtained quarterly to the senior circuit judges of the respective circuits, to the end that proper action may be taken with respect thereto, but inspec- tions of the dockets of the courts outside the continental United States shall be made through officials of the United States Govern- ment residing within the jurisdiction, respectively, of the said courts; "(3) The disbursement, directly and through the several United States marshals as now provided by law, of the moneys appropriated for the maintenance, support, and operation of the courts; "(4) The purchase, exchange, transfer, and distribution of equip- ment and supplies; 1223 August 7, 1939 [S. 188] [Public, No. 299J Judicial Code, amendments. 36 Stat. 1087-1169. 28 U.S . C. chs. 1-13; Supp. IV, chs. 1 -13 . Administrative Of- fice of United States Courts, establish- ment. Director, appoint- ment. Assistant Director, appointment, duties, etc. Salaries. Seal of office. Employees. 5U.S.C. §61-674; Supp. IV . 5§673, 673c. I aw practice restric- tion. I)irector to he ad- ninlistrative ofinlir of 1U.S. muaorts. Administration of personnel matters; ap- pointments excluded. Examination of state of court dockets. Preparation of sta- tistical data. Inspections outside continental United States. Disbursement of moneys for mainte- nance, etc., of courts. Euipment and suppues