15 U.S. Code § 327 - Employees for conduct of meteorological investigations in Arctic region; appointment and compensation; extra compensation to other Government employees for taking observations

The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to
(a) appoint employees for the conduct of meteorological investigations in the Arctic region without regard to the civil service laws and fix their compensation without regard to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5, and sections 5542, 5543, 5545, and 5546 of title 5, at base rates not to exceed the maximum scheduled rate for GS–12, and
(b) grant extra compensation to employees of other Government agencies for taking and transmitting meteorological observations without regard to section 5533 of title 5.


(June 2, 1948, ch. 373, § 3,62 Stat. 286; Pub. L. 86–397, § 2,Mar. 28, 1960, 74 Stat. 11; Pub. L. 88–448, title IV, § 401(m),Aug. 19, 1964, 78 Stat. 491.)

In this section, “chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5”, “sections 5542, 5543, 5545, and 5546 of title 5”, and “section 5533 of title 5” substituted for “the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 1071 and the following)”, “titles II and III of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, as amended (5 U.S.C. 911 and the following)”, and “section 301 of the Dual Compensation Act”, respectively, on authority of Pub. L. 89–554, § 7(b),Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 631, the first section of which enacted Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

1964—Pub. L. 88–448inserted “without regard to section 5533 of title 5”.
1960—Pub. L. 86–397substituted “Secretary of Commerce” for “Weather Bureau”, authorized the Secretary to fix the compensation of the employees, and limited the base rates to not more than the maximum scheduled rate for GS–12.
Effective Date of 1964 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 88–448effective on first day of first month which begins later than ninetieth day following Aug. 19, 1964, see section 403 ofPub. L. 88–448.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

15 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large


LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.