Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 63 Part 1.djvu/1005

This page needs to be proofread.


63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 782-OCT. 28 , 1949 (4) Employees in grade 1 of the crafts, protective, and cus- todial service immediately prior to the effective date of this title, at the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth rate shall have the first, third, fourth, sixth? and seventh rate, respectively, of grade 1 of the Crafts, Protective, and Custodial Schedule. (5) Employees in grades 2 and 3 of the crafts, protective, and custodial service immediately prior to the effective date of this title, shall have the same relative pay rate of the first six rates of grades 2 and 3, respectively, of the Crafts, Protective, and Custodial Schedule. (6) Employees in grade 4 of the professional and scientific service and grade 11 of the clerical, administrative, and fiscal service immediately prior to the effective date of this title, at the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth rate shall have the first, second, third, fourth, and sixth rate, respectively, of grade 11 of the General Schedule. (7) Employees in grade 5 of the professional and scientific service and grade 12 of the clerical, administrative, and fiscal service immediately prior to the effective date of this title, at the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth rate shall have the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth rate, respectively, of grade 12 of the General Schedule. (8) Employees in grade 6 of the professional and scientific service and grade 13 of the clerical, administrative, and fiscal service immediately prior to the effective date of this title, at the first, second, third, fourth and fifth rate shall have the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth rate, respectively, of grade 13 of the General Schedule. (9) Employees in grade 7 of the professional and scientific service and grade 14 of the clerical, administrative, and fiscal service immediately prior to the effective date of this title, at the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth rate shall have the first, sec- ond, third, fifth, and sixth rate, respectively, of grade 14 of the General Schedule. (10) Employees in grade 8 of the professional and scientific service and grade 15 of the clerical, administrative, and fiscal serv- ice immediately prior to the effective date of this title, at the first and second rate of the grade shall have the third rate of grade 15 of the General Schedule. (11) Employees receiving a rate of basic compensation, au- thorized by law, immediately prior to the effective date of this title, in excess of the appropriate new rate of the grade as deter- mined under paragraphs (1) to (10), inclusive, may continue to receive such rate so long as they remain in the same position and grade, but when any such position becomes vacant, the rate of basic compensation of any subsequent appointee shall be fixed in accord- ance with this Act. SEC. 605. Any increase in rate of basic compensation by reason of the enactment of this title shall not be regarded as an "equivalent in- crease" in compensation within the meaning of section 701. TITLE VII-STEP-INCREASES SEC. 701. (a) Each officer or employee compensated on a per annum basis, and occupying a permanent position within the scope of the compensation schedules fixed by this Act, who has not attained the maximum scheduled rate of compensation for the grade in which his position is placed, shall be advanced in compensation successively to the next higher rate within the grade at the beginning of the next 967 Equivalent Increse.