2 U.S. Code § 291 - Congressional declaration of purpose
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It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a classification system for the equitable establishment and adjustment of rates of compensation for, and for the efficient utilization of personnel in, certain positions under the House of Representatives to which this chapter applies, through—
(1) the creation and maintenance of orderly and equitable compensation relationships for such positions—
(2) the application of appropriate position standards and position descriptions for such positions; and
Source(Pub. L. 88–652, § 2,Oct. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 1079.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 88–652, Oct. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 1079, known as the House Employees Position Classification Act, which enacted this chapter and amended sections 88c and 123b of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.
Pub. L. 88–652, § 17,Oct. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 1084, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter and amending sections 88c and 123b of this title] shall become effective on January 1, 1965.”
Pub. L. 88–652, § 1,Oct. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 1079, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter and amending sections 88c and 123b of this title] may be cited as the ‘House Employees Position Classification Act’.”
“(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act [this chapter], the aggregate (gross) rate of compensation of any employee immediately prior to the effective date of this Act [Jan. 1, 1965] shall not be reduced by reason of the enactment of this Act.
“(b) For the purposes of applicable law relating to the payment to any individual of compensation from more than one civilian office or position, each employee of the House to whom this Act applies who, immediately prior to the effective date of this Act—
“(1) is receiving basic compensation from more than one civilian office or position and
“(2) is in compliance with such lawshall be held and considered to be in compliance with such law on and after such effective date, notwithstanding the enactment of this Act, so long as such employee continues to receive, without break in service of more than thirty days, the same or lower rate of basic compensation in a position to which this Act does not apply.”
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