PUBLIC LAWS-OH. 744-AUG. 2, 1946 Per diem allowances. SEC. 4. Until June 30, 1948, when authorized in an appropriation or other Act, appropriations available for travel expenses shall be available for the payment, without regard to the rates authorized 44 Sta. spp V by the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, as amended (5 U. S. C. 821- 823 . 833), of per diem allowances in lieu of subsistence expenses to civilian officers and employees of departments while traveling on official busi- ness outside continental United States and away from their desig- Determination of nated posts of duty: Provided, That the amount of such allowances shall be determined by the head of the department concerned or by such subordinates as he may designate for the purpose, but shall in no case exceed the maximum established by regulations prescribed by the President for the locality in which the travel is performed. cosultaents ande SEC. 5. Persons in the Government service employed intermittently perts. as consultants or experts and receiving compensation on a per diem when actually employed basis may be allowed travel expenses while away from their homes or regular places of business, including per diem in lieu of subsistence while at place of such employment, in accordance with the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, sUpra. Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, as amended (5 U. S . C. 821-833), Ante, p.87.v and the Act of February 14, 1931, as amended by this Act, and per- Persons serving witnhot c ompens s - sons serving without compensation or at $1 per annum may be allowed, ton, etc. while away from their homes or regular places of business, transporta- tion in accordance with said regulations and said Act of February 14, 1931, as so amended, and not to exceed $10 per diem in lieu of sub- sistence en route and at place of such service or employment unless a higher rate is specifically provided in an appropriation or other Act. 47 stat. SE.. 6.Section10oftheAct ofMarch3,1933(5U.S.C.73b),is hereby amended to read as follows: modations.t "SEC. 10. Whenever by or under authority of law actual expenses for transportation may be allowed, such allowances shall not exceed the lowest first-class rate by the transportation facility used in such transportation unless it is certified, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the President, that lowest first-class accommodations are not available or that use of a compartment or such other accommoda- tions as may be authorized or approved by the head of the agency con- cerned or such subordinates as he may designate, is required for pur- poses of security." ponteotsldee Us SEC. 7. Appropriations for the departments shall be available, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the President, for expenses of travel of new appointees, expenses of transportation of their Imme- diate families and expenses of transportation of their household goods and personal effects from places of actual residence at time of appoint- ment to places of employment outside continental United States, and for such expenses on return of employees from their posts of duty outside contmiental United States to the places of their actual residence at time of assignment to duty outside the United States: Proided, B estri etiol That such expenses shall not be allowed new appointees unless and until the person selected for appointment shall agree in writing to remain in the Government service for the twelve months following his appoint- ment, unless separated for reasons beyond his control. In case of a violation of such agreement any moneys expended by the United States on account of such travel and transportation shall be considered as a Fonappeicability to debt due by the individual concerned to the United States. This sec- Dep~rtmt tion shall not apply to appropriations for the Foreign Service, State Department. Exchange llow- SO. 8. In purchasing motor-propelled or animal-drawn vehicles or tractors, or road, agricultural]manufacturing, or laboratory equip- ment, or boats, or parts, ac ories, tires, or equipment thereof, or any other article or item the exchange of which is authorized by law, the 808 [60 STAT.