63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 782-OCT. 28, 1949 (4) Each longevity step-increase shall be equal to one step-increase of the grade in which the position of the officer or employee is placed. (5) Not more than three successive longevity step-increases may be granted to any officer or employee. (6) The officer or employee shall have had, in the aggregate, not less than ten years of service in the position which he then occupies, or in positions of equivalent or higher class or grade. (c) When an officer or employee, receiving basic compensation at a rate in excess of the maximum scheduled rate for his grade under sec- tion 604 (b) (11), section 1105 (b), or any other provision of law, is eligible for his first longevity step-increase beyond the maximum rate of such grade he shall- (1) receive total basic compensation which is equal to the basic compensation at the maximum scheduled rate for his grade plus such first longevity step-increase, or (2) continue to receive compensation at such rate in excess of the maximum scheduled rate for his grade, if the compensation at such rate is higher than the total basic compensation specified in paragraph (1). In case any such officer or employee receiving compensation under paragraph (2) is eligible for a subsequent successive longevity step- increase, he shall- (A) receive the same total basic compensation which he would be entitled to receive after such subsequent longevity step-increase, if his total basic compensation had, at the time he was eligible for his first longevity step-increase, been determined under paragraph (1),or (B) continue to receive compensation under paragraph (2) if such compensation is higher than the total basic compensation specified in paragraph (A). SEC. 704. In computing length of service for the purposes of this title, service immediately preceding the effective date of this title shall be counted toward (1) one step-increase under section 701 and one additional step-increase under section 702, or (2) longevity step- increases under section 703, as the case may be. SEC. 705. This title shall not apply to the compensation of persons appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. TITLE VIII-GENERAL COMPENSATION RULES SEC. 801. All new appointments shall be made at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade. SEC. 802. (a) The rate of basic compensation to be received by any officer or employee to whom this Act applies shall be governed by regu- lations issued by the Commission in conformity with this Act when- (1) he is transferred from a position to which this Act does not apply; (2) he is transferred from any position to which this Act applies to another such position; (3) he is demoted to a position in a lower grade; (4) he is reinstated, reappointed, or reemployed; (5) his type of appointment is changed; (6) his employment status is otherwise changed; or (7) his position is changed from one grade to another grade. (b) Any officer or employee who is promoted or transferred to a position in a higher grade shall receive basic compensation at the lowest rate of such higher grade which exceeds his existing rate of basic compensation by not less than one step-increase of the grade from which he is promoted or transferred. If, in the case of any 969 Ante, p. 967; pot, p. 972. Computation of length of service. Ante, p. 967. Ante, p. 968. Ante, p. 968. Nonapplicability. New appointments. Regulations. Promoted or trans ferred employee.