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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 688 -OCT. 13 , 1949 PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY The following corporation is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to it in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the Budget for the fiscal year 1950 for each such corporation, except as hereinafter provided: Panama Railroad Company: Not to exceed $815,000 (to be com- puted on an accrual basis) of the funds of the company shall be avail- able during the current fiscal year for its administrative expenses, including administrative services performed for the company by other Government agencies, which shall be determined in accordance with the company's prescribed accounting system in effect on July 1, 1946, and shall be exclusive of depreciation, payment of claims, expenses of the commissary coupon audit, commissary contraband inspection, expenditures which the company's prescribed accounting system requires to be capitalized or charged to cost of commodities acquired, and expenses in connection with acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance, improvement, protection, and disposition of facilities and other property belonging to the company or in which it has an interest. GENERAL PROVISIONS SEc. 2. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used directly or indirectly, except for temporary employment in case of emergency, for the payment of any civilian for services ren- dered by him on the Canal Zone while occupying a skilled, technical, clerical, administrative, executive, or supervisory position unless such person is a citizen of the United States of America or of the Republic of Panama: Provided, however, (1) That, notwithstanding the pro- vision in the Act approved August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1409), limiting employment in the above-mentioned positions to citizens of the United States from and after the date of approval of said Act, citizens of Panama may be employed in such positions; (2) that at no time shall the number of Panamanian citizens employed in the above-men- tioned positions exceed the number of citizens of the United States so employed, if United States citizens are available in continental United States or on the Canal Zone; (3) that nothing in this Act shall prohibit the continued employment of any person who shall have rendered fifteen or more years of faithful and honorable service on the Canal Zone; (4) that in the selection of personnel for skilled, technical, administrative, clerical, supervisory, or executive positions, the controlling factors in filling these positions shall be efficiency, experience, training, and education; (5) that all citizens of Panama and the United States rendering skilled, technical, clerical, admin- istrative, executive, or supervisory service on the Canal Zone under the terms of this Act (a) shall normally be employed not more than forty hours per week, (b) may receive as compensation equal rates of pay based upon rates paid for similar employment in continental United States plus 25 per centum; (6) this entire section shall apply only to persons employed in skilled, technical, clerical, administrative, executive, or supervisory positions on the Canal Zone directly or in- directly by any branch of the United States Government or by any corporation or company whose stock is owned wholly or in part by the United States Government: Provided further, That the President 851 59 Stat. 598. 31 U.S. C., Supp. ni, §849. Administrative ex. penses. Canal Zone. CitiDenship require- ments. Employment of Panamanian citiens. 48U. .C. 1307 note. Limitation. Employee with It years' serTice. Selection of per sonnel. Hours of employ- ment; pay rates. Applicability. Suspension of seo. tion,