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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 185, 186-JULY 1, 1947 Additional civilian employees. 69 Stat. 304; 60 Stat. 219. 5U.S.C.1947. Advance contribu- tions to Preparatory Commission. to the Organization: Provided, That such additional civilian em- ployees in the United States as may be required by any such depart- ment, agency, or independent establishment for the procurement or furnishing of supplies or services under this subsection, and for the services of whom such department, agency, or independent establish- ment is compensated by advancements or reimbursements made by the Organization, shall not be counted as civilian employees within the meaning of section 607 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, as amended by section 14 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1946. When reimbursement is made it shall be credited, at the option of the department, agency, or independent establishment con- cerned, either to the appropriation, fund, or account utilized in1 incurring the obligation, or to an appropriate appropriation fund, or account which is current at the time of such reimbursement. SEC. 5 . During the interim period, if any, between July 1, 1947, and the coming into force of the constitution of the Organization, the Secretary of State is authorized from appropriations made pur- suant to paragraph (a) of section 3, to make advance contributions to the Preparatory Commission for the International Refugee Organization, established pursuant to an agreement dated December 15, 1946, between the governments signatory to the constitution of the Organization, at a rate of not to exceed one-twelfth per month of the United States contribution to the Organization contemplated by paragraph (a) of section 3 hereof. Such advance contributions to the said Preparatory Commission shall be deducted from the said contribution to the Organization for the first fiscal year as provided in paragraph 6 of the said agreement. The provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 4 of this joint resolution shall be applicable, respectively, to such advance contributions and to the procurement and furnishing of supplies and services to the said Preparatory Commission. Approved July 1, 1947. [CHAPTER 186] July 1, 1947 [H. R . 2436] [Public Law 147] Treasury and Post Office Departments Appropriation Act, 1948. Treasury Depart- ment Appropriation Act, 1948. Ante, pp. 118, 187; post, pp . 245, 361 , 608, 609, 623, 624 , 702. Post, p. 623. Messengers, limita- tion. 60 Stat. 843 . 28 U. . c.c. 921, 922 58 Stat. 394. 39U.S.C.if321e- 321h. Pot, p. 450. AN ACT Making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congressassembled, TITLE I-TREASURY DEPARTMENT That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Treasury Department for the fiscal year ending June 30,1948, namely: OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Salaries: For personal services in the District of Columbia, $409,000: Provided, That no part of the money appropriated shall be used to pay the salaries of more than eighteen messengers assigned to duty in the Office of the Secretary. Personal or property damage claims: For payment of claims pur- suant to part 2 of the Federal Tort Claims Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 601), $20,000. Penalty mail costs: For deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mail of the Treasury Department as required by the Act of June 28, 1944, $6,700,000. [61 STAT. 216