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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 26 -MAR. 31, 1947 Transfer of func- tions, etc. Post, p. 621 . 60 Stat. 342 . 50U.S.C.app. §316 (b). 54 Stat. 891. 50U.S.C.app. 308 (g). 58 Stat. 294. 38U. S. C. 695(a). 58 Stat. 294. 38U. S .C . §695 (c). Authority of Direc- tor. 42 Stat. 1488 . LU. S. . . § 661-674. Voluntary services. Fiscal, disbursing, and accounting agent. Assignment of offi- cer or employee with- out loss of status. Individualconfiden- tial records. SEC. 5 . (a) Pursuant to the third sentence of section 7 of Public Law 473, approved June 29, 1946, all functions and responsibilities of the Personnel Division, National Headquarters, Selective Service System, established under authority of section 8 (g) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, together with so much of the records of the Selective Service System, and so much of the unexpended balances of appropriations of the Selective Service Sys- tem, as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget may determine to relate primarily to such functions, are hereby transferred, effective March 29, 1947, from the Selective Service System to the Secretary of Labor. (b) The second sentence of section 600 (a) of Public Law 346, approved June 22, 1944, is hereby amended by substituting the words "Director of the Office of Selective Service Records" for the words "Director of the National Selective Service System". (c) Section 600 (c) of Public Law 346, approved June 22, 1944, is hereby amended by substituting the words "Office of Selective Service Records" for the words "Veterans' Personnel Division, National Selec- tive Service System". SEC. 6. (a) The Director is authorized- (1) to prescribe the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act; (2) to create and establish, on the date hereinafter specified, Federal record depots in the several States, the District of Columbia, Territories, and possessions of the United States, and to maintain such other offices as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act; (3) to utilize the agencies of the Federal Government with the consent of the heads thereof, and to accept the services of all officers and agents of the several States, the District of Columbia, Territories, and possessions of the United States, and subdivisions thereof, in the execution of this Act; (4) to appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees (not to exceed 1,200 in number by November 1, 1947), as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act, with or without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended: Provided That the compensation of such persons shall not be in excess of that provided in said Act; (5) to delegate and provide for the delegation of any authority vested in him under this Act to such officers, agents, or persons as he may designate or appoint for such purpose or as may be designated or appointed for such purpose pursuant to such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. (b) In the administration of this Act voluntary services may be accepted. (c) The Chief of Finance, United States Army, is hereby desig- nated, empowered, and directed to act as the fiscal, disbursing, and accounting agent of the Director of the Office of Selective Service Records in carrying out the provisions of this Act. (d) Any officer on the active or retired list of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or of any Reserve component thereof, or any officer or employee of any department or agency of the United States who may be assigned or detailed to any office or position to carry out the provisions of this Act may serve in and perform the func- tions of such office or position without loss of or prejudice to his status as such officer in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard or Reserve component thereof, or as such officer or employee in any department or agency of the United States. SEC. 7. The Director is authorized to prescribe such rules and reg- ulations as may be necessary to preserve the confidential nature of the 32 [61 STAT.