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Extra compensation not allowed. Act June 20, 1874 (18 Stat., 109), see p. 397.

Transfer of duties to clerks of lower class. Section 3, act August 15, 1876 (19 Stat., 143), see p. 401.

Employees to be paid from specific appropriations. Act August 5, 1882 (22 Stat., 255), see p. 401.

Temporary detail of clerks. Section 166, R. S., as amended by section 3 of the act of May 28, 1896 (29 Stat., 140).

President's authority to prescribe regulations concerning appointment. ($ 1753, R. S., p. 400.)

Veteran preference in appointment to public office. ($ 1754, R. S., p. 400.)

Correspondence with the Office of Internal Revenue. (Int. Rev. Circular No.550. Vol. 3, Treas. Dec. (1900), No. 29.)

Formulas for official communications (Circular No. 114, Sept. ; 12, 1899; Vol. 2, Treas. Dec., No. 21580).

An act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States (civil-service act). Act January 16, 1883 (22 Stat., 403).

Amendments to the civil-service rules approved by the Presi. dent May 29, 1899. Removals. (Rule 2, section 8, as amended.)

8. No removal shall be made from the competitive classified service except for just cause and for reasons given in writing; and the person sought to be removed shall have notice and be furnished a copy of such reasons, and be allowed a reasonable time for personally answering the same in writing. Copy of such reasons, notice, and answer, and of the order of removal, shall be made a part of the records of the proper Department or office; and the reasons for any change in the rank or compensation within the competitive classified service shall also be made a part of the records of the proper Department or office.

Circular No. 141, November 29, 1899, as to provisions of Executive order of May 29, 1899, relative to removal from the competitive classified service. (Vol. 1, Treas. Dec., No. 21807.)

Reinstatements. (Rule IX, as amended. Extract.)

And prorided further, That, subject to the other conditions of these rules, any person who has served in the military or naval service of the United States in the late war of the rebellion or in the Spanish-American war and was honorably discharged therefrom, or the widow of any such person, or an army nurse of either of said wars, and any person who has been separated from the service by reason of a reduction of force specifically required by law, inay be reinstated without regard to the length of time he or she has been separated from the service:

And prorided further, That any person dismissed from the service upon charges of delinquency or misconduct may be reinstated, subject to the other conditions of these rules, without regard to the one-year time limit of this role, upon the certificate of the proper appointing officer that he has thoroughly investigated the case and that the charges upon which the dismissal was based were not true.

With the exception of section 13 of the act of January 16, 1883, which prohibits promotion, degradation, removal, or discharge of any officer or employee for giving or withholding or neglecting to make any contribution of money or other valuable thing for any political purpose, po legislative declaration expressly bearing upon removals from office is made.

Čivil-service rules promulgated by the Executive, so far as they deal with the Executive right of removal, are but expressions of the will of the President, and are regulations imposed by him upon his own action, or that of beads Departments appointed by him. They do not give the employees within the classified civil service any such tenure of office as to confer upon them a property right in the office or place. (Morgan r. Nann (1898), 84 Fed. Rep., 551.) (Page v. Moffett, 85 Fed. Rep.,

38; Vol. 1, Treas. Dec. (1898), No. 19027.) SEC. 7. Act of March 15, 1898 ( 30 Stat., 317). (Legislatire, erecutive, and judicial appropriation act.)

That section five of the Act making appropriations for legislative, executive, and judi

annual leave

with pay.



cial expenses, approved March third, eighteen hundred

and ninety-three, is hereby amended to read as follows: Seven hours

Hereafter it shall be the duty of the heads of the sev. time required of clerks and other eral Executive Departments, in the interest of the public employees.

service, to require of all clerks and other employees, of whatever grade or class, in their respective Departments, not less than seven hours of labor each day, except Sundays and days declared public holidays by law or Executive order: Provided, That the heads of the Departments may, by special order, stating the reason, further extend the hours of any clerk or employee in their Departments,

respectively; but in case of an extension it shall be without Thirty days' additional compensation: Provided further, That the head

of any Department may grant thirty days' annual leave

with pay in any one year to each clerk or employee: And Thirty days' provided further, That where some member of the immediate additional

in family of a clerk or employee is afflicted with a contagious nual case of sickness, disease and requires the care and attendance of such

employee, or where his or her presence in the Department would jeopardize the health of fellow-clerks, and in exceptional and meritorious cases, where a clerk or employee is personally ill, and where to limit the annual leave to thirty days in any one calendar year would work peculiar hardship, it may be extended, in the discretion of the head of the Department, with pay, not exceeding thirty days in any one case or in any one calendar year.

This section shall not be construed to mean that so long as a clerk or employee is borne upon the rolls of the Department in excess of the time herein provided for or granted that he or she shall be entitled to pay during the period of such excessive absence, but that the pay shall stop upon the expiration of the granted leave. "

Circular relative to recording time. (Circular No. 46, March 24, 1899, Vol. 1, Treas. Dec., 20902.)

It shall be the duty of the heads of the several Executive Departments of the Government to report to Congress each year in the annual estimates the number of employees in each bureau and oftice and the salaries of each who are below a fair standard of efficiency. (Ø 2, act of July 11, 1890, Sup. R. S., vol. 1, 2d ed.,

p. 773.) Temporary SEC. 3. Act of June 13, 1898 (30 Stat., 448).

And for the expense connected with the assessment and collection of the taxes provided by this Act there is hereby appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be required, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the employment of such deputy collectors and other employees in the sev. eral collection districts in the United States, and such clerks and employees in the Bureau of Internal Revenue as may, in the discretion of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, be necessary for a period not exceeding one year, to be compensated for their services by such allowances as shall be made by the Secretary of the Treasury, upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Section 47 of the act of June 13, 1898 (mixed-flour act), (p. 284) authorized the employment of additional clerks and agents not to exceed twenty.


Term of tem.


The act making appropriation to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year 1898 and for prior years, etc., approved July 7, 1898 (30 Stat., 705), provided for an appropriation of $500,000 for additional temporary force in the InternalRevenue Service, to be available during the fiscal year 1899, the office force in the Internal Revenue Bureau to be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury on the recommendation of the

Commissioner of Internal Revenue. SEC, 3.

Act of February 24, 1899 (30 Stat., 889). (Legislative, executire, and judicial appropriation act, 1900.)

That the term of porary

extended. temporary service of such additional clerks and other employees rendered necessary because of increased work incident to the war with Spain who have been appointed in the various departments of the government under the provisions of "An Act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for prior years, and for other purposes," approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, shall be extended for the term of one year, without compliance with the conditions prescribed by the Act entitled "An Act to regulate and improve the civil service,” approved January sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, provided they are otherwise competent. SEC. 4. That the appropriations herein made for the offi

No honorary cers, clerks, and persons employed in the public service shall not be available for the compensation of any persons permanently incapacitated for performing such service. The establishment of a civil pension roll or an honorable service roll, or the exemption of any of the officers, clerks, and persons in the public service from the existing laws respecting employment in such service, is hereby prohibited: Prorided, That the thirty days annual leave of 30 day s'annual

of . absence with pay in any one year to clerks and employees in the several Executive Departments authorized by existing law shall be exclusive of Sundays and legal holidays.

service roll.


and expenses of col.


(Extract from Legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act

for 1900 (act of February 24, 1899). (30 Stat., 865.)] For salaries and expenses of collectors and deputy col. Salaries lectors and surveyors, and clerks, including transportation lectors and depof public funds, and also including expenses of enforcing te


collectors, the Act of August second, eighteen hundred and eightysix, taxing oleomargarine, and the Act of August fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, imposing upon the Gov. ernment the expense of the inspection of tobacco exported; also the Act of June sixth, eighteen hundred and ninetysix, imposing a tax on filled cheese, one million seven hundred and ten thousand dollars.

For the additional clerks and other employees in the Additional Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and for salaries and expenses of increased force of deputy collectors, rendered necessary by the Act of June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, providing for war ex: penditures, and for other purposes, and for salaries and


expenses of ten additional agents provided for in section three, and the twenty additional clerks and agents provided for in section forty-seven of said Act of June thir. teenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, six hundred

and fifty thousand dollars. Salaries of For salaries and expenses of agents, fees and expenses agents, etc.

of gaugers, salaries and expenses of storekeepers and storekeeper-gaugers, and miscellaneous expenses, one million nine hundred thousand dollars.

That hereafter law books, books of reference, and periodicals for use of any Executive Department, or other Government establishment not under an Executive Department, at the seat of government, shall not be purchased or paid for from any appropriation made for contingent expenses or for any specific or general purpose unless such purchase is authorized and pay. ment therefor specifically provided in the law granting the appropriation. [Section 3, Legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act, approved March 15, 1898 (30 Stat., 277). ]

Provided, That necessary books of reference and periodicals for the chemical laboratory and law library, at a cost not to exceed one hundred dollars, may be purchased out of the appropriation made for the fiscal year nineteen hundred for salaries and expenses of agents and surveyors, fees and expenses of gaugers, salaries of storekeepers, and for miscellaneous expenses. (Sundry civil appropriation act for 1900, act March 3, 1899 (30 Stat., 1091).]

Books of reference defined. (VI, Coinp. Dec., 227, 312.)

Monthly salaries. Method of prorating for fractional part of a month. (II, Comp. Dec., 81.)

Goverument salary tables. (III, Comp. Dec., 461.)
SEC. 7.

Act of March 15, 1898 (30 Stat., 316). (Legislative, excecutive, and judicial appropriation act for 1899.)

Hereafter it shall be the duty of the head of each Executive DepartMonthly re- ment to require monthly reports to be made to him as to the ports on condi condition of the public business in the several bureaus or business.

offices of his Department at Washington; and in each case where such reports disclose that the public business is in arrears, the head of the Department in which such arrears exist shall require, as provided herein, an extension of the hours of service to such clerks or employees as may be necessary to bring up such arrears of public business.

Hereafter it shall be the duty of the head of each Executive Department, or other Government establishment

at the seat of government, not under an Executive De. Quarterly re-partment, to make at the expiration of each quarter of the ports.

fiscal year a written report to the President as to the condition of the public business in his Executive Department or Government establishment, and whether any branch

thereof is in arrears. Accounts of re- SEC. 239. Separate accounts shall be kept at the Departceipts of internal

ment of the Treasury of all moneys received from internal duties or taxes in each of the respective States, Territories, and collection-districts, and of the amount of each species of duty and tax that shall accrue; so as to exhibit, as far as may be, the amount collected from each source of revenue, with the moneys paid as compensation and for allowances to the collectors and deputy collectors, inspectors, and other officers employed in each of the respective States, Territories, and collection districts.



SEC. 261. The Secretary of the Treasury shall annually, ceipts from inter

Abstract of . in the month of December, lay before Congress an abstract, nal taxes. in tabular form, of the separate accounts of moneys received from internal duties or taxes in each of the respective States, Territories, and collection-districts, required by section two hundred and thirty-nine, to be kept at the Treasury.

Annual detailed report of receipts and expenditures. Sootion

15, act of July 31, 1894 (28 Stat., 210). SEC. 196. The head of each Department, except the Annual report

of Department of Justice, shall furnish to the Congressional partment. Printer copies of the documents usually accompanying his annual report, on or before the first day of November in each year, and a copy of his annual report on or before the third Monday in November in each year. Provided, That of the reports of

the Commissioner of Internal Revenue,

the usual number only shall be printed. Act of January 12, 1895 (28 Stat., 601); Supp., R. S., Vol. 2, p. 356).

No head of any Executive Department, or of any bureau, branch, or office of the Government, shall cause to be printed, nor sball the Public Printer print, any document or matter except that which is authorized by law and necessary to the public business; and executive officers, before transmitting their annual reports, shall carefully examine the same and all accompanying documents, and exclude therefrom all matter, including engravings, maps, drawings, and illustrations, except such as they shall certify in their letters transmitting such reports are necessary and relate entirely to the transaction of the public business. Section 94, act of January 12, 1895 (28 Stat., 601).

No printing and binding shall be done by the Public Printer for the several Executive and Judicial Departments of the Government in any fiscal year in excess of the amount of the allotment for such Departments, and none shall be done without a special requisition, signed by the chief of the Department and filed with the Public Printer; but this restriction shall not be so construed as to prevent the Public Printer from executing printing and binding authorized by special appropriations for any of said Departments.

Heads of Executive Departments shall direct whether reports made to them by bureau chiefs and chiefs of divisions shall be printed or not.

No report, document, or publication of any kind distributed by or from an Executive Department or Bureau of the Government shall contain any notice that same is sent with “the compliments” of an officer of the Government. Sundry civil appropriation act for 1893. Act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stat., 388).

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