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10 U.S. Code § 1492 - Authority to provide travel and transportation allowances in connection with transfer ceremonies of certain civilian employees who die overseas

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(a) Authority.—
A covered official may treat a covered relative of a covered employee under the jurisdiction of that covered official in the same manner the Secretary of a military department treats, under section 481f(d) [1] of title 37, next of kin and family members of a member of the armed forces who dies while located or serving overseas.
(b) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) The term “covered employee” means a civilian employee—
under the jurisdiction of a covered official; and
who dies while located or serving overseas.
(2) The term “covered official” means—
the Secretary of the military department concerned; and
the head of a Defense Agency or Department of Defense Field Activity.
(3) The term “covered relative” means—
the primary next of kin of the covered employee;
two family members (other than primary next of kin) of the covered employee; and
one or more additional family members of the covered employee, at the discretion of the Secretary a sibling of the covered employee.

[1]  See References in Text note below.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 481f of title 37, referred to in subsec. (a), was repealed by Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title VI, § 604(a), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1767.