PUBLIC LAW 87-195-SEPT. 4, 1961
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salary. Such positions shall be in addition to those authorized by law to be filled by Presidential appointment, and in addition to the number 5 USC 1105. authorized by section 505 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended. (c) Of the personnel employed in the United States to carry out part II, not to exceed eight may be compensated at rates higher than those provided for grade 15 of the general schedule established by the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, and of these, not to exceed three may be compensated at a rate in excess of the highest rate provided for grades of such general schedule but not in excess of $19,000 per year. Such positions shall be in addition to those authorized by law to be filled by Presidential appointment, and in addition to the number authorized by section 505 of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended. (d) For the purpose of performing functions under this Act outside the United States the President may— (1) employ or assign persons, or authorize the employment or assignment of officers or employees by agencies of the United States Government, who shall receive compensation at any of the rates provided for the Foreign Service Reserve and Staff by the 60 Stat. 999. Foreigu Service Act of 1946, as amended (22 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), together with allowances and benefits thereunder; and persons so employed or assigned shall be entitled, except to the extent that the President may specify otherwise in cases in which the period of employment or assignment exceeds thirty months, to the same 22 USC 928. benefits as are provided by section 528 of that Act for persons appointed to the Foreign Service Reserve, and the provisions of 22 USC 807. section 1005 of that Act shall apply in the case of such persons, except that policymaking officials shall not be subject to that part of section 1005 of that Act which prohibits political tests; and (2) utilize such authority, including authority to appoint and assign personnel for the duration of operations under this Act, contained in the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended, as the President deems necessary to carry out functions under this Act; and such provisions of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended, as the President deems appropriate shall apply to personnel appointed or assigned under this paragraph, including in all cases the provisions of section 528 of that Act: Provided, however, That the President may by regulation make exceptions to the application of section 528 in cases in which the period of the appointment or assigfnment exceeds thirty months: Provided further, That Foreign Service Reserve officers appointed or assigned pursuant to this paragraph shall receive within-class salary increases in accordance with such regulations as the President may prescribe. leveiV fo/'"e°rson^^) ^^^ President is authorized to prescribe by regulation standnei. ards or other criteria for maintaining adequate performance levels Standards. f^j, persouuel appointed or assigned pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of this section and section 527(c)(2) of the Mutual 22 USC 1787. Security Act of 1954, as amended, and may, notwithstanding any other law, but subject to an appropriate administrative appeal, separate employees who fail to meet such standards or other criteria, and also may grant such personnel severance benefits of one month's salary for each year'service, but not to exceed one year's salary at the then current salary rate of such personnel. Personnel serv(f) Fuuds provided for in agreements with foreign countries for t e Funds. es the furnishing- of services under this Act shall be deemed to be obligated for the services of personnel employed by the United States Government as well as other personnel.