42 U.S. Code § 210 - Pay and allowances

(a) Commissioned officers of Regular and Reserve Corps; special pay for active duty; incentive special pay for Public Health Service nurses
(1) Commissioned officers of the Regular and Reserve Corps shall be entitled to receive such pay and allowances as are now or may hereafter be authorized by law.
(2) For provisions relating to the receipt of special pay by commissioned officers of the Regular and Reserve Corps while on active duty, see section 303a (b) of title 37.
(b) Purchase of supplies
Commissioned officers on active duty and retired officers entitled to retired pay pursuant to section 211 (g)(3), 212, or 213a (a) of this title, shall be permitted to purchase supplies from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps at the same price as is charged officers thereof.
(c) Members of national advisory or review councils or committees
Members of the National Advisory Health Council and members of other national advisory or review councils or committees established under this chapter, including members of the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee and the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, but excluding ex officio members, while attending conferences or meetings of their respective councils or committees or while otherwise serving at the request of the Secretary, shall be entitled to receive compensation at rates to be fixed by the Secretary, but at rates not exceeding the daily equivalent of the rate specified at the time of such service for grade GS–18 of the General Schedule, including traveltime; and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5 for persons in the Government service employed intermittently.
(d) Field employees
Field employees of the Service, except those employed on a per diem or fee basis, who render part-time duty and are also subject to call at any time for services not contemplated in their regular part-time employment, may be paid annual compensation for such part-time duty and, in addition, such fees for such other services as the Surgeon General may determine; but in no case shall the total paid to any such employee for any fiscal year exceed the amount of the minimum annual salary rate of the classification grade of the employee.
(e) Additional pay for service at Gillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease Center
Any civilian employee of the Service who is employed at the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease Center on April 7, 1986, shall be entitled to receive, in addition to any compensation to which the employee may otherwise be entitled and for so long as the employee remains employed at the Center, an amount equal to one-fourth of such compensation.
(f) Allowances included in fellowships
Individuals appointed under section 209 (g) of this title shall have included in their fellowships such stipends or allowances, including travel and subsistence expenses, as the Surgeon General may deem necessary to procure qualified fellows.
(g) Positions in professional, scientific and executive service; compensation; appointment
The Secretary is authorized to establish and fix the compensation for, within the Public Health Service, not more than one hundred and seventy-nine positions, of which not less than one hundred and fifteen shall be for the National Institutes of Health, not less than five shall be for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for individuals engaged in research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, not less than ten shall be for the National Center for Health Services Research, not less than twelve shall be for the National Center for Health Statistics, and not less than seven shall be for the National Center for Health Care Technology, in the professional, scientific, and executive service, each such position being established to effectuate those research and development activities of the Public Health Service which require the services of specially qualified scientific, professional and administrative personnel: Provided, That the rates of compensation for positions established pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall not be less than the minimum rate of grade 16 of the General Schedule nor more than
(1) the highest rate of grade 18 of the General Schedule, or
(2) in the case of two such positions, the rate specified, at the time the service in the position is performed, for level II of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5313); and such rates of compensation for all positions included in this proviso shall be subject to the approval of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. Positions created pursuant to this subsection shall be included in the classified civil service of the United States, but appointments to such positions shall be made without competitive examination upon approval of the proposed appointee’s qualifications by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management or such officers or agents as it may designate for this purpose.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title II, § 208, formerly § 209,58 Stat. 686; July 3, 1946, ch. 538, § 5(a),60 Stat. 422; renumbered § 208 and amended Feb. 28, 1948, ch. 83, § 5(a), (g), (h),62 Stat. 40; June 16, 1948, ch. 481, § 4(d),62 Stat. 467; June 24, 1948, ch. 621, § 4(d),62 Stat. 601; Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, title V, § 521(b),63 Stat. 834; Aug. 9, 1950, ch. 654, § 1,64 Stat. 426; Aug. 15, 1950, ch. 714, §§ 3(e), 4 (b),64 Stat. 447; 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 1, §§ 5, 8 eff. Apr. 11, 1953, 18 F.R. 2053, 67 Stat. 631; Aug. 1, 1955, ch. 437, title II, § 201,69 Stat. 407; June 29, 1956, ch. 477, title II, § 201,70 Stat. 430; July 31, 1956, ch. 804, title I, § 117(b),70 Stat. 741; Pub. L. 85–462, § 12(e),June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 214; Pub. L. 85–929, § 9,Sept. 6, 1958, 72 Stat. 1789; Pub. L. 86–415, § 5(b),Apr. 8, 1960, 74 Stat. 34; Pub. L. 86–703, title II, § 201,Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 764; Pub. L. 87–649, §§ 11(3), 14b,Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 497, 499; Pub. L. 87–793, title VI, § 1001(d),Oct. 11, 1962, 76 Stat. 864; Pub. L. 88–426, title III, § 305(1),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 422; Pub. L. 90–574, title V, § 501,Oct. 15, 1968, 82 Stat. 1012; Pub. L. 91–515, title VI, § 601(b)(1),Oct. 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 1310; Pub. L. 92–157, title III, § 301(a),Nov. 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 463; Pub. L. 95–83, title III, § 312,Aug. 1, 1977, 91 Stat. 398; Pub. L. 95–623, § 11(a),Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3455; 1978 Reorg. Plan No. 2, § 102, eff. Jan. 1, 1979, 43 F.R. 36037, 92 Stat. 3783; Pub. L. 96–32, § 7(g),July 10, 1979, 93 Stat. 84; Pub. L. 96–398, title VIII, § 805,Oct. 7, 1980, 94 Stat. 1608; Pub. L. 99–117, § 3(a),Oct. 7, 1985, 99 Stat. 491; Pub. L. 99–272, title XVII, § 17002(a)(1), (b),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 359; Pub. L. 100–607, title VII, § 706,Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3159; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VI, § 634(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–159.)
References in Text

Classified civil service, referred to in subsec. (g), as meaning “competitive service”, see section 2102 (c) of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 208 of act July 1, 1944, was renumbered section 207 and is classified to section 209 of this title.
Amendments

2000—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 106–398added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows:
“(2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), commissioned medical and dental officers in the Regular and Reserve Corps shall while on active duty be paid special pay in the same amounts as, and under the same terms and conditions which apply to, the special pay now or hereafter paid to commissioned medical and dental officers of the Armed Forces under chapter 5 of title 37.
“(B) A commissioned medical officer in the Regular or Reserve Corps (other than an officer serving in the Indian Health Service) may not receive additional special pay under section 302 (a)(4) of title 37 for any period during which the officer is providing obligated service under (i) section 254m of this title, (ii) section 234 (e) of this title (as such section was in effect prior to October 1, 1977), or (iii) section 294u of this title (as such section was in effect between October 1, 1977, and August 13, 1981).”
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VI, § 634(b)(1)], struck out par. (3) which read as follows: “Commissioned nurse officers in the Regular and Reserve Corps shall, while in active duty, be paid incentive special pay in the same amounts as, and under the same terms and conditions which apply to, the incentive special pay now or hereafter paid to commissioned nurse officers of the Armed Forces under chapter 5 of title 37.”
1988—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 100–607added par. (3).
1986—Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 99–272, § 17002(a)(1), inserted “(other than an officer serving in the Indian Health Service)”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 99–272, § 17002(b), amended subsec. (e) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (e) read as follows: “Whenever any noncommissioned officer or other employee of the Service is assigned for duty which the Surgeon General finds requires intimate contact with persons afflicted with leprosy, he may be entitled to receive, as provided by regulations of the President, in addition to any pay or compensation to which he may otherwise be entitled, not more than one-half of such pay or compensation.”
1985—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 99–117substituted “(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), commissioned” for “Commissioned”, and added subpar. (B).
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–398redesignated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1979—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–32substituted “section 5703 of title 5” for “section 5703 (b) of title 5”.
1978—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 95–623increased limitation on establishment of positions to one hundred and seventy-nine from one hundred and fifty-five and required minimum number of positions for certain National Centers: ten, National Center for Health Services Research; twelve, National Center for Health Statistics; and seven, National Center for Health Care Technology.
1977—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 95–83increased limitation on establishment of positions to one hundred and fifty-five from one hundred and fifty and required not less than five for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for individuals engaged in research on alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
1971—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 92–157, which directed that “subsection (g)” be substituted for “section 209 (f)”, was executed by substituting “section 209 (g) of this title” for “section 209 (f) of this title”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1970—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–515extended coverage to encompass members of other national review councils or national advisory or review committees established under this chapter, including members of the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee and the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, authorized service to be at the request of the Secretary in place of the Surgeon General, and revised rates of compensation and travel allowances.
1968—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 90–574inserted “(1)” after “nor more than” and added cl. (2).
1962—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 87–649struck out sentence which permitted commissioned officers on active duty to make allotments from their pay, and substituted “Commissioned officers on active duty and retired officers” for “Such officers, and retired officers.” See section 704 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 87–793substituted provisions requiring the rates of compensation to be not less than the minimum rate of grade 16 nor more than the highest rate of grade 18 of the General Schedule, for provisions which prescribed annual rates of compensation of not less than $12,500 nor more than $19,000.
1960—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 86–415authorized retired officers entitled to retired pay pursuant to section 211 (g)(3), 212, or 213a (a) of this title, to purchase supplies, and included the purchase of supplies from the Air Force.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 86–703substituted “one hundred and fifty” for “eighty-five” and “one hundred and fifteen” for “seventy-three”.
1958—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 85–929substituted “in the professional, scientific, and executive service” for “in the professional and scientific service”, and substituted “of specially qualified scientific, professional, and administrative personnel” for “of specially qualified scientific or professional personnel”.
Pub. L. 85–462, substituted “eighty-five positions, of which not less than seventy-three shall be for the National Institutes of Health” for “sixty positions”.
1956—Subsec. (g). Act June 29, 1956, substituted “$20,000” for “$15,000”.
1955—Subsec. (g). Act Aug. 1, 1955, increased from thirty to sixty the number of positions which the Administrator may establish in the professional and scientific service.
1950—Subsec. (b). Act Aug. 9, 1950, struck out “and may be granted leaves of absence without any deduction from their pay” after “allotments from their pay” in first sentence.
Subsec. (c). Act Aug. 15, 1950, § 3(e), made provisions applicable to members of all national advisory councils.
Subsec. (g). Act Aug. 15, 1950, § 4(b), added subsec. (g).
1949—Subsec. (a). Act Oct. 12, 1949, made section applicable to Reserve officers.
Subsec. (b). Act Oct. 12, 1949, redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and repealed former subsec. (b) relating to Reserve officers.
Subsec. (c). Act Oct. 12, 1949, redesignated subsec. (e) as (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (d). Act Oct. 12, 1949, redesignated subsec. (f) as (d) and repealed former subsec. (d) relating to female commissioned officers and defining “dependent”.
Subsec. (e). Act Oct. 12, 1949, redesignated subsec. (g) as (e) and struck out references to allowances. Former subsec. (e) redesignated (c).
Subsec. (f). Act Oct. 12, 1949, redesignated subsec. (h) as (f). Former subsec. (f) redesignated (d).
Subsecs. (g), (h). Act Oct. 12, 1949, redesignated subsecs. (g) and (h) as (e) and (f), respectively.
1948—Subsec. (b). Act Feb. 28, 1948, inserted “except as otherwise provided by law”.
Subsec. (e). Acts June 16, 1948, § 4(d), and June 24, 1948, § 4(d), made section applicable to the National Advisory Heart Council and increased the per diem of all members from $25 to $50, and made section applicable to the National Advisory Dental Research Council, respectively.
Subsec. (h). Act Feb. 28, 1948, substituted “section 209 (f) of this title” for “section 209 (d) of this title”.
1946—Subsec. (e). Act July 3, 1946, inserted “members of the National Advisory Mental Health Council”.
Change of Name

Reference to the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s Disease Center deemed to refer to the National Hansen’s Disease Programs Center, pursuant to section 2 ofPub. L. 107–220, set out as a note under section 247e of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–272, title XVII, § 17002(a)(2),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 359, provided that: “The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall take effect as of October 7, 1985.”
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–117, § 3(b),Oct. 7, 1985, 99 Stat. 492, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall not diminish any benefits under an agreement entered into before the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 7, 1985] by a commissioned medical officer in the Regular Corps or the Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.”
Effective Date of 1962 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–793effective first day of first pay period which begins on or after Oct. 11, 1962, see Pub. L. 87–793, title VI, § 1008,Oct. 11, 1962, 76 Stat. 868.
Amendment by Pub. L. 87–649effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section 15 ofPub. L. 87–649, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.
Effective Date of 1960 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 86–415effective July 1, 1960, see section 8(a) ofPub. L. 86–415, set out as a note under section 209 of this title.
Effective Date of 1958 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 85–929effective Sept. 6, 1958, see section 6(a) ofPub. L. 85–929, set out as a note under section 342 of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
Amendment by Pub. L. 85–462effective June 20, 1958, see section 17(b) ofPub. L. 85–462.
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 1950 Amendment

Act Aug. 9, 1950, ch. 654, § 3(a),64 Stat. 426, provided that: “Sections 1 and 2 of this Act [amending this section and enacting section 210–1 of this title] shall become effective on July 1, 1950.”
Effective Date of 1949 Amendment

Amendment by act Oct. 12, 1949, effective Oct. 1, 1949, see section 533(a) of act Oct. 12, 1949, set out as a note under section 854a of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.
Repeals

Act July 31, 1956, ch. 804, title I, § 117(b),70 Stat. 741, cited as a credit to this section, which amended subsec. (g) of this section to increase the salary rates, was repealed by Pub. L. 88–426, title III, § 305(1),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 422.
Transfer of Functions

“Director of the Office of Personnel Management” substituted for “Civil Service Commission” in subsec. (g) pursuant to Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1978, § 102,43 F.R. 36037, 92 Stat. 3783, set out under section 1101 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, which transferred functions vested by statute in United States Civil Service Commission to Director of Office of Personnel Management (except as otherwise specified), effective Jan. 1, 1979, as provided by section 1–102 of Ex. Ord. No. 12107, Dec. 28, 1978, 44 F.R. 1055, set out under section 1101 of Title 5.
Functions of Public Health Service, Surgeon General of Public Health Service, and all other officers and employees of Public Health Service, and functions of all agencies of or in Public Health Service transferred to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966, eff. June 25, 1966, 31 F.R. 8855, 80 Stat. 1610, set out as a note under section 202 of this title. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary of Health and Human Services by section 509(b) ofPub. L. 96–88which is classified to section 3508 (b) of Title 20, Education.
Functions of Federal Security Administrator transferred to Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and all agencies of Federal Security Agency transferred to Department of Health, Education, and Welfare by section 5 of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1953, set out as a note under section 3501 of this title. Federal Security Agency and office of Administrator abolished by section 8 of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1953. Secretary and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary and Department of Health and Human Services by section 509(b) ofPub. L. 96–88which is classified to section 3508 (b) of Title 20.
Delegation of Functions

Functions of President delegated to Secretary of Health and Human Services, see Ex. Ord. No. 11140, eff. Jan. 30, 1964, 29 F.R. 1637, as amended, set out as a note under section 202 of this title.
Termination of Advisory Committees

Pub. L. 93–641, § 6,Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2275, set out as a note under section 217a of this title, provided that an advisory committee established pursuant to the Public Health Service Act shall terminate at such time as may be specifically prescribed by an Act of Congress enacted after Jan. 4, 1975.
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.
Maximum Pay and Allowances for Specific Fiscal Years

Pub. L. 100–436, title II, § 208,Sept. 20, 1988, 102 Stat. 1699, provided in part that: “No funds appropriated for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989, by this or any other Act, may be used to pay basic pay, special pays, basic allowances for subsistence and basic allowances for quarters of the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service described in section 204 of title 42, United States Code, at a level that exceeds 110 percent of the Executive Level I [5 U.S.C. 5312] annual rate of basic pay”.
Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 100–202, § 101(h) [title II, § 208], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–256, 1329–274.
Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(i) [H.R. 5233, title II, § 208], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–287, and Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(i) [H.R. 5233, title II, § 208], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–287.
Pub. L. 99–178, title II, § 208,Dec. 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 1119.
Pub. L. 98–619, title II, § 208,Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3321.
Pub. L. 98–139, title II, § 208,Oct. 31, 1983, 97 Stat. 888.
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Pub. L. 100–436, title II, § 214,Sept. 20, 1988, 102 Stat. 1700, provided that: “Funds made available for fiscal year 1989 and hereafter to the National Institutes of Health shall be available for payment of nurses and allied health professionals using pay, schedule options, benefits, and other authorities as provided for the nurses of the Veterans’ Administration under 38 U.S.C. chapter 73.”

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