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PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 7 6 9 - S E P T. 13, 1960
Public Law 86-769 AN ACT
September 13, 1960
To amend sections 22, 23, and 24, title 13, United States Code, and for other purposes.
[H. R. 12043]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Census Bureau. United States of America in Congress assembled. That section 22 of Positions. title 13 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "§ 22. Qualifications of permanent personnel "All permanent officers and employees of the Bureau shall be citizens of the United States." 68 Stat. 1014. SEC. 2. Section 23 of title 13 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "§ 23. Additional officers and employees Temporary posi" (a) The Secretary may establish, at rates of compensation to be tions. 63 Stat. 954. fixed by him without regard to the Classification Act of 1949, as many 5 USC 10 71 note. temporary positions as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the work provided for by law. Bureau employees who are transferred to any such temporary positions shall not lose their permanent civil service status by reason of the transfer. The Secretary may make appointments to such temporary positions in conformity with the civil service laws and rules. Employees from " (b) I n addition to employees of the Department of Commerce, other departments. employees of other departments and independent offices of the Government may, with the consent of the head of the respective department or office, be employed and compensated for field work in connection with the work provided for by law." 68 Stat. 10 15. SEC. 3. Section 24 of title 13 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "§ 24. Special employment provisions Permanent e m" (a) The Secretary may utilize the services of nontemporary ployees in tempoemployees of the Bureau (by assignment, promotion, appointment, rary positions detail, or otherwise) in temporary positions established for any census, for not to exceed the period during which appropriations are available for that census. Whenever the Secretary determines that the services of an employee which have been utilized under this section are no longer required in such a temporary position, he may, without regard to the provisions of any other law, return the employee to a continuing position, with rank and compensation not less than that which he held in his last permanent position in the Bureau: Provided, That no employee shall, by reason of his service in a temporary position under this subsection, lose the protection of any law or regulation with respect to his separation, suspension, furlough, or reduction in rank or compensation below the level held in his last permanent position in the Bureau. Service by a nontemporary employee in a temporary position under this subsection shall be creditable for stepincreases (both periodic and longevity) under title VII of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, as though it were a continua63 Stat. 967. 5 U S C 1 1 2 1tion of service in his last permanent position. 1125. " (b) As used in this title with respect to appointments or positions, •Temporary.»» 'temporary' shall be construed to mean not in excess of one year, or not m excess of the specific period during which appropriations are available for the conduct of a particular census, whichever is longer. No employee of the Bureau who holds only a temporary appointment within the meaning of this section shall be considered as other than strictly temporary for purposes of any other provision of law relating to separations, suspensions, or reductions in rank or compensation.