3 U.S. Code § 105 - Assistance and services for the President

(a)
(1) Subject to the provisons  [1] of paragraph (2) of this subsection, the President is authorized to appoint and fix the pay of employees in the White House Office without regard to any other provision of law regulating the employment or compensation of persons in the Government service. Employees so appointed shall perform such official duties as the President may prescribe.
(2) The President may, under paragraph (1) of this subsection, appoint and fix the pay of not more than—
(A) 25 employees at rates not to exceed the rate of basic pay then currently paid for level II of the Executive Schedule of section 5313 of title 5; and in addition
(B) 25 employees at rates not to exceed the rate of basic pay then currently paid for level III of the Executive Schedule of section 5314 of title 5; and in addition
(C) 50 employees at rates not to exceed the maximum rate of basic pay then currently paid for GS–18 of the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5; and in addition
(D) such number of other employees as he may determine to be appropriate at rates not to exceed the minimum rate of basic pay then currently paid for GS–16 of the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5.
(b)
(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, the President is authorized to appoint and fix the pay of employees in the Executive Residence at the White House without regard to any other provision of law regulating the employment or compensation of persons in the Government service. Employees so appointed shall perform such official duties as the President may prescribe.
(2) The President may, under paragraph (1) of this subsection, appoint and fix the pay of not more than—
(A) 3 employees at rates not to exceed the maximum rate of basic pay then currently paid for GS–18 of the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5; and in addition
(B) such number of other employees as he may determine to be appropriate at rates not to exceed the minimum rate of basic pay then currently paid for GS–16 of the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5.
(c) The President is authorized to procure for the White House Office and the Executive Residence at the White House, as provided in appropriation Acts, temporary or intermittent services of experts and consultants, as described in and in accordance with the first two sentences of section 3109 (b) of title 5
(1) in the case of the White House Office, at respective daily rates of pay for individuals which are not more than the daily equivalent of the rate of basic pay then currently paid for level II of the Executive Schedule of section 5313 of title 5; and
(2) in the case of the Executive Residence, at respective daily rates of pay for individuals which are not more than the daily equivalent of the maximum rate of basic pay then currently paid for GS–18 of the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5.
Notwithstanding such section 3109(b), temporary services of any expert or consultant described in such section 3109(b) may be procured for a period in excess of one year if the President determines such procurement is necessary.
(d) There are authorized to be appropriated each fiscal year to the President such sums as may be necessary for—
(1) the care, maintenance, repair, alteration, refurnishing, improvement, air-conditioning, heating, and lighting (including electric power and fixtures) of the Executive Residence at the White House;
(2) the official expenses of the White House Office;
(3) the official entertainment expenses of the President;
(4) the official entertainment expenses for allocation within the Executive Office of the President; and
(5) the subsistence expenses of persons in the Government service while traveling on official business in connection with the travel of the President.
Sums appropriated under this subsection for expenses described in paragraphs (1), (3), and (5) may be expended as the President may determine, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law. Such sums shall be accounted for solely on the certificate of the President, except that, with respect to such expenses, the Comptroller General may inspect all necessary books, documents, papers, and records relating to any such expenditures solely for the purpose of verifying that all such expenditures related to expenses in paragraph (1), (3), or (5). The Comptroller General shall certify to Congress the fact of such verification, and shall report any such expenses not expended for such purpose.
(e) Assistance and services authorized pursuant to this section to the President are authorized to be provided to the spouse of the President in connection with assistance provided by such spouse to the President in the discharge of the President’s duties and responsibilities. If the President does not have a spouse, such assistance and services may be provided for such purposes to a member of the President’s family whom the President designates.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “provisions”.

Source

(June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 678; Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, § 2(a),63 Stat. 880; July 31, 1956, ch. 804, title I, § 109,70 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 87–367, title III, § 303(h),Oct. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 794; Pub. L. 88–426, title III, § 304(b),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 422; Pub. L. 90–222, title I, § 111(c),Dec. 23, 1967, 81 Stat. 726; Pub. L. 95–570, § 1(a),Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2445.)
Amendments

1978—Pub. L. 95–570inserted provisions relating to appointment and determination of pay by President of employees in the White House Office and the Executive Residence at the White House; procurement by President of temporary or intermittent services of experts and consultants and pay of such experts and consultants; appropriation of sums for the care, maintenance, etc., of the Executive Residence at the White House, the official expenses of the White House Office, the official entertainment expenses of the President, the official entertainment expenses for allocation within the Executive Office, and the subsistence expenses of Government personnel while traveling on official business in connection with the travel of the President; accounting of sums by President; inspection, certification and report to Congress by the Comptroller General concerning expenditures; and allotment of assistance and services to spouse of President or to a member of President’s family; struck out provisions which authorized President to fix compensation of six administrative assistants, Executive Secretaries of the National Security Council, the National Aeronautics and Space Council, and the Economic Opportunity Council, and eight other secretaries or other immediate staff assistants in the White House Office, at rates of basic pay not to exceed the rate of Executive level II.
1967—Pub. L. 90–222inserted position of Executive Secretary of the Economic Opportunity Council.
1964—Pub. L. 88–426included Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, and substituted provisions permitting President to fix compensation of enumerated personnel at rates of basic compensation not more than that of level II of the Federal Executive Salary Schedule for provisions which limited compensation of such personnel to two at rates not more than $22,500, three at not more than $21,000, seven at not more than $20,000 and three at not more than $18,500 per annum.
1961—Pub. L. 87–367authorized President to increase compensation of three assistants to the President from $17,500 to $18,500 per annum.
1956—Act July 31, 1956, authorized President to fix compensation of an additional three secretaries or other immediate staff assistants, substituted “$22,500” for “$20,000”, “$21,000” for “$18,000”, and “$20,000” for “$15,000”, and provided for payment of three at rates not exceeding $17,500 per annum.
1949—Act Oct. 15, 1949, increased compensation of secretaries, and executive, administrative, and staff assistants.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–570applicable to any fiscal year beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1978, see section 6(a) ofPub. L. 95–570, set out as a note under section 102 of this title.
Effective Date of 1967 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–222effective immediately on enactment of Pub. L. 90–222, which was approved on Dec. 23, 1967, see section 401 ofPub. L. 90–222, set out as a note under section 2702 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
Effective Date of 1964 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 88–426effective on first day of first pay period which begins on or after July 1, 1964, except to the extent provided in section 501(c) ofPub. L. 88–426, see section 501 ofPub. L. 88–426.
Effective Date of 1961 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–367effective at beginning of first pay period which begins on or after sixtieth day following Oct. 4, 1961, see section 305 ofPub. L. 87–367.
Effective Date of 1956 Amendment

Amendment by act July 31, 1956, effective at beginning of first pay period commencing after June 30, 1956, see section 120 of act July 31, 1956.
Effective Date of 1949 Amendment

Amendment by act Oct. 15, 1949, effective on first day of first pay period after Oct. 15, 1949, see section 9 of that act, set out as a note under section 273 of Title 2, The Congress.
Repeals

Act July 31, 1956, ch. 804, title I, § 109,70 Stat. 740, cited as a credit to this section, was repealed by Pub. L. 88–426, title III, § 305(1),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 422.
Abolition of National Aeronautics and Space Council

National Aeronautics and Space Council, including office of Executive Secretary of Council, together with functions of Council, abolished by section 3(a)(4) of 1973 Reorg. Plan No. 1, effective July 1, 1973, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.

 

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