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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 233—OCT. 30, 1951

(g) Alien employees who occupy positions outside the several States and the District of Columbia may, in the discretion of the head of the department or agency concerned, be granted leave of absence with pay not in excess of the amount of annual and sick leave allowable under this title in the case of citizen employees. (h) The annual leave provided for in this section, including such leave as will accrue to any officer or employee during the year, may be granted at any time during such year as the heads of the various departments and independent establishments may prescribe, (i) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), an officer or employee shall be entitled to annual leave under this.title only after having been employed currently for a continuous period of ninety days under one or more appointments without break in service. In any case in which an officer or employee completes a period of continuous employment of ninety days there shall be credited to him an amount of annual leave equal to the amount which, but for this subsection, would have accrued to him under subsection (a) during such period.

681 Alien employees outside U. S.

Granting of leave.

Service requirement.

SICK LEAVE

SEC. 204. (a) Officers and employees to whom this title applies shall be entitled to sick leave with pay, which shall accrue on the basis of onehalf day for each full biweekly pay period. (b) The sick leave provided for in this section, which is not used by an officer or employee during the year in which it accrues, shall accumulate and be available for use in succeeding years. (c) Not to exceed thirty days sick leave may be advanced in cases of serious disability or ailments and when required by the exigencies of the situation. GENERAI. PROVISIONS

SEC. 206. (a) The days of leave provided for in this title shall mean days upon which an employee would otherwise work and receive pay, and shall be exclusive of holidays, and all nonworkdays established by Federal statute or by Executive or administrative order. (b) An employee shall be considered for the purposes of this title to have been employed for a full biweekly pay period if he shall have been employed during the days within such period, exclusive of holidays and all nonworkdays established by Federal statute or by Executive or administrative order, which fall within his basic administrative workweek. (c) Part time officers and employees, unless otherwise excepted, shall be entitled on a pro rata basis to the benefits provided by sections 203 and 204 of this title. (d) The authorized absence of a rural carrier on Saturdays which occur within or at the beginning or end of a period of sick or annual leave of five or more days' duration (or four days' duration if a holiday falls within or at the beginning or end of the period of sick or annual leave) shall be without charge to such leave or loss of compensation. Saturdays occurring in a period of annual or sick leave taken in a smaller number of days may at the option of the carrier be charged to his accrued leave and when so charged he shall be paid for such absence. REGTILATIONS

SEC. 206. The Civil Service Commission is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to provide for the administration of this title.

Days of leave.

Pay-period employment.

Part-time employees. Rural carriers.