(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 507; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1206(d),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1661; Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(d) [title V, § 589(b)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–150, 2681–210; Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title XI, § 1103(a),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 346.)
Historical and Revision Notes
|| U.S. Code
|| Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large
||5 U.S.C. 103a.
||July 8, 1940, ch. 551, § 1, 54 Stat. 743.
|July 15, 1954, ch. 507, § 7(b), 68 Stat. 479.
||5 U.S.C. 103b.
||July 8, 1940, ch. 551, § 2, 54 Stat. 744.
Subsection (a) is based on the words “department, independent establishment, agency, or federally owned or controlled corporation, hereinafter called department” in former section
103a. The terms “Executive agency” and “military department” include a department, independent establishment, agency, or federally owned or controlled corporation in the executive branch because of the definitions in sections
The words “a military department” are included to preserve the application of the source law. Before enactment of the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 578
), the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force were Executive departments. The National Security Act Amendments of 1949 established the Department of Defense as an Executive Department including the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force, as military departments, not as Executive departments. However, the source law for this section, which was in effect in 1949, remained applicable to the Secretaries of the military departments by virtue of section 12(g) of the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 591
), which is set out in the reviser’s note for section
Subsection (b) is restated for clarity and conciseness and to eliminate redundancy. In paragraphs (1) and (2), the words “outside the United States” are coextensive with and substituted for “in a Territory or possession of the United States or in a foreign country”.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
2008—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–181
amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “the expense of transporting his dependents, including expenses of packing, crating, draying, and transporting household effects and other personal property to his former home or such other place as is determined by the head of the agency concerned, if death occurred while the employee was performing official duties outside the continental United States or in transit thereto or therefrom; and”.
1998—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 105–277
added par. (3).
1990—Subsec. (b)(1), (2). Pub. L. 101–510
, § 1206(d)(1), inserted “continental” after “outside the”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–510
, § 1206(d)(2), added subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Pub. L. 110–181
, div. A, title XI, § 1103(b),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 346
, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to deaths occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 28, 2008].”
Delegation of Functions
Authority of President under subsec. (b) of this section to prescribe regulations with respect to payment of expenses when an employee dies delegated to Administrator of General Services, see section 1(13) of Ex. Ord. No. 11609, July 22, 1971, 36
, set out as a note under section
, The President.
Authority of President under subsec. (e) of this section delegated to Office of Personnel Management by section 6(b) of Ex. Ord. No. 12748, Feb. 1, 1991, 56
, eff. May 4, 1991, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Travel to United States for Immediate Family of Employees Serving Abroad
Pub. L. 110–161
, div. D, title VII, § 701,Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2019
, provided that: “Hereafter, funds appropriated in this or any other Act may be used to pay travel to the United States for the immediate family of employees serving abroad in cases of death or life threatening illness of said employee.”