5 U.S. Code § 3102. Employment of personal assistants for handicapped employees, including blind and deaf employees
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Statutes and
Statutes at Large
In subsection (a)(1), the word “agency” is substituted for “department”. The words “Executive agency” are coextensive with and substituted for “each executive department of the Federal Government, each agency or independent establishment in the executive branch of such Government, each corporation wholly owned or controlled by such Government, and the General Accounting Office” in view of the definition of “Executive agency” in section 105.
In subsection (a)(3), the words “individual employed” are substituted for “employee” so as to include individuals employed by the government of the District of Columbia who are not employees as defined by section 2105.
In subsection (b), the word “may” is substituted for “is authorized” and the words “in his discretion” are omitted as unnecessary in view of the permissive nature of the authority. The words “in the provisions of this title governing appointment in the competitive service” are substituted for “the civil service rules”. The words “section 209 of title 18” are substituted for “section 1914 of title 18” on authority of the Act of Oct. 24, 1962, Pub. L. 87–849, § 2, 76 Stat. 1126.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
1980—Pub. L. 96–523 amended section generally and, among other changes, in section catchline substituted “personal assistants for handicapped employees, including blind and” for “reading assistants for blind employees and interpreting assistants for”, in subsec. (a) substituted applicability to handicapped employees for applicability to blind and deaf employees omitted applicability to the government of the District of Columbia, in subsec. (b) substituted applicability to personal assistants for applicability to reading and interpreting assistants for blind and deaf employees, respectively, redesignated former subsec. (d) as (c) and made changes in phraseology, added subsec. (d), and redesignated former subsec. (c) as (e) and made changes in phraseology.
1979—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 96–54 substituted “Mayor” for “Commissioner”.
1978—Pub. L. 95–454, § 302(b)(2), substituted “reading assistants for blind employees and interpreting assistants for deaf employees” for “readers for blind employees” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a)(4), (5). Pub. L. 95–454, § 302(a)(1), added par. (4) and redesignated former par. (4) as (5).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–454, § 302(a)(2), inserted provisions respecting applicability to employment and compensation for interpreting assistant or assistants for deaf employees.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–454, § 302(a)(3), inserted “or deaf” after “blind”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–454, § 302(a)(4), added subsec. (d).
1968—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 90–623 substituted “Commissioner” for “Board of Commissioners”.