(a)Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, the pay of officers and members of crews of vessels excepted from chapter
51 of this title by section
5102(c)(8) of this title shall be fixed and adjusted from time to time as nearly as is consistent with the public interest in accordance with prevailing rates and practices in the maritime industry.
(b)Vessel employees in an area where inadequate maritime industry practice exists and vessel employees of the Corps of Engineers shall have their pay fixed and adjusted under the provisions of this subchapter other than this section, as appropriate.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201, § 3548(a)(3)(C)(iii), substituted “subsection (b)” for “subsections (b) and (c)”.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 104–201, § 3548(a)(3)(C)(i), (ii), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “Vessel employees of the Panama Canal Commission may be paid in accordance with the wage practices of the maritime industry.”
1979—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–70substituted “Commission” for “Company”.
1972—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 92–392inserted reference to subsection (c) of this section.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–70effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 3304 ofPub. L. 96–70, set out as an Effective Date note under section
3601 of Title
22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
Effective Date of 1972 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 92–392effective on first day of first applicable pay period beginning on or after 90th day after Aug. 19, 1972, see section 15(a) ofPub. L. 92–392, set out as an Effective Date note under section
5341 of this title.
Limitation on Pay Adjustments
For provisions limiting the adjustment of salary or basic pay of employees covered by this section, see provisions set out as notes under section
5343 of this title.
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