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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CH. 192-JULY 1, 1947 (b) The fourth paragraph under the subheading "Ordnance Stores and Equipment for Reserve Officers' Training Corps" of the Act of May 12, 1917, as amended, as it appears on page 72, volume 40, Statutes at Large, is hereby amended by striking out the period at the end of the said paragraph, substituting a colon therefor, and adding the following proviso: "Provided further, That no existing law shall be construed to prevent any member of the Officers' Reserve Corps or the Enlisted Reserve Corps from accepting employment in any civil branch of the public service nor from receiving the pay incident to such employment in addition to any pay and allowances to which he may be entitled under the laws relating to the Officers' Reserve Corps and Enlisted Reserve Corps, nor as prohibiting him from practicing his civilian profession or occupation before or in connection with any department of the Federal Government." SEC. 2. Section 80 of the Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 203; 32 U. S. C . 75), is hereby amended by striking out the period as it appears at the end of the said section, substituting a comma there- for, and adding the following: "for periods not to exceed fifteen days in any one calendar year: Provided, That all members of the National Guard who are in the employ of the United States Govern- ment or of the District of Columbia and who are ordered to duty by proper authority shall, when relieved from duty, be restored to the positions held by them when ordered to duty: Asnd provided further, That no existing law shall be construed to prevent any mem- ber of the National Guard from accepting employment in any civil branch of the public service nor from receiving the pay incident to such employment in addition to any pay and allowances to which he may be entitled under the provisions of law relating to the National Guard, nor as prohibiting him from practicing his civilian profession or occupation before or in connection with any depart- ment of the Federal Government." SEC. 3. Section 9 of the Naval Reserve Act of 1938 (52 Stat. 1177; 34 U. S . C. Annotated 853g), as amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the period as it appears at the end of the said section, substituting a colon therefor, and adding the following proviso: "And provided further, That all members of the Naval Reserve who are in the employ of the United States Government or of the Dis- trict of Columbia and who are ordered to duty by proper authority shall, when relieved from duty, be restored to the positions held by them when ordered to duty." SEC. 4. The words "officers and employees of the United States or of the District of Columbia" as used in the third paragraph, sub- heading "Ordnance Stores and Equipment for Reserve Officers' Training Corps", of the Act of May 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 72; 10 U. S. C. Annotated 371), as now or hereafter amended, as used in that part of section 80 of the Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 203; 32 U. S. C. 75), as now or hereafter amended, which precedes the proviso, and as used in the first proviso of section 9 of the Naval Reserve Act of 1938 (52 Stat. 1177; 34 U. S. C . Annotated 85 3 g), as now or here- after amended, shall be construed to mean all officers and employees of the United States or of the District of Columbia, permanent or temporary indefinite, without regard to classifications or terminology peculiar to the Federal Civil Service System. Approved July 1, 1947. 239 10 U. S. C. §371. Ante, p. 238. Officers' Reserve Corps or Enlisted Reserve Corps. Acceptance of em- ployment, etc. National Guard. Restoration to posi- tions. Acceptance of em- ployment, etc. Naval Reserve. Restoration to posl - tions. "Officers and em- ployees of the United States or of the Dis- trict of Columbia." Ante, p. 238; supra.