7 U.S. Code § 943 - Special provisions governing telephone bank as a Federal agency until conversion of ownership, control, and operation
the telephone bank shall be an agency of the United States and shall be subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter called the Secretary): Provided, however, That the telephone bank shall at no time be entitled to transmission of its mail free of postage, nor shall it have the priority of the United States in the payment of debts out of bankrupt, insolvent, and decedents’ estates;
in order to perform its responsibilities under this subchapter, the telephone bank may partially or jointly utilize the facilities and the services of employees of the Secretary, without cost to the telephone bank;
the telephone bank may without regard to the civil service  classification laws appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees of the telephone bank as it may deem necessary;
 So in original. The word “and” probably should appear after “civil service”.
In subsec. (c), “chapter 91 of title 31” and “section 9101 of title 31” substituted for “the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 841 et seq.)” and “section 101 of said Act (31 U.S.C. 846)”, respectively, on authority of Pub. L. 97–258, § 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.
1994—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–354 substituted “Secretary” for “Rural Electrification Administration or of any other agency of the Department of Agriculture”.