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65 STAT.

633

PUBLIC LAW 204—OCT. 24, 1951

annual salary of less than $400 per annum or in excess of $800, (2) no postmaster in an office of the fourth class shall receive an increase of more than 20 per centum of his present salary, except as otherwise provided in this Act, and (3) employees paid on an hourly basis snail receive an increase of 20 cents per hour over their present compensation. SEC. 17. The Act entitled "An Act to provide additional compensation for postmasters and employees of the postal service", approved May 21, 1946 (Public Law 386, Seventy-ninth Confess), and section 101 of title I of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for permanent postal rates and to provide pay increases for Government employees", approved July 3, 1948 (Public Law 900, Eightieth Congress), are repealed. SEC. 18. The third sentence of subsection (a) of the first section of the Act entitled "An Act to provide uniform longevity promotional grades for the postal field service", approved May 3, 1950 (Public Law 500, Eighty-first Congress), is amended by inserting after "5 per centum per annum" the following: "or $100 per annum, whichever is the lesser,". SEC. 19. The first proviso in the paragraph headed "Third class" in section 1 of the Act of February 28, 1925 (43 Stat. 1054), is repealed. SBO. 20. The first section of the Act entitled "An Act to credit certain service performed by employees of the postal service who are transferred from one position to another within the service for purposes of determining eligibility for promotion", approved June 19, 1948 (Public Law 674, Eightieth Congress), is amended by striking out", not exceeding one year of such service,". SEC. 21. Subsection (e) of section 17 of the Act entitled "An Act to reclassify the salaries of postmasters, officers, and employees of the Postal Service, to establish uniform procedures for computing compensation; and for other purposes", approved July 6, 1945, as amended (Public Law 134, Seventy-ninth Congress), is amended to read as follows: "(e) In addition to the salaries provided in this section, each carrier in the rural delivery service shall be paid for equipment maintenance a sum equal to 9 cents per mile per day for each mile or major fraction of a mile scheduled. The Postmaster General may, in his discretion, allow and pay such additional equipment maintenance allowance (not in excess of $3 per day when combined with the equipment maintenance allowance provided by the preceding sentence) as he may determine to be fair and reasonable in the case of rural carriers entitled to additional compensation under subsection (d) of this section for serving heavily patronized routes. Payments for equipment and maintenance as provided herein shall be at the same periods and in the same manner as payments for regular compensation to rural carriers." SEC. 22. In the exercise of the authority granted by section 81 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code, as amended, the Governor of the Canal Zone is authorized to grant, as of the effective date of this Act, additional compensation to postal employees of the Canal Zone Government, based on the additional compensation ffl'anted by this Act to similar employees in the field service of the Post Office Department of the United States. SBO. 23. (a) This Act shall become effective as of July 1, 1951. (b) Retroactive compensation or salary shall be paid under this Act onl;y in the case of an individual in the service of the United States (including service in the Armed Forces of the United States) or of the municipal government of the District of Columbia on the date of enactment of this Act, except that such retroactive compensation

Repeals. 60 Stat. 203. 39 U. 8. C. a 877, 878. 62 Stat. 1260. 39 U.S.C. § 878a.

64 Stat. 101. 39 U.S.C. I

62 Stat. 484. 39 U. 8. C. § 879.

59 Stat. 456. 39 U.S.C. § 867.

Canal Zone employ-

Effective date.