Section is based on that part of section 301 of act July 31, 1956, relating to the General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare [now Health and Human Services]. That part of such section 301 relating to the General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture, is classified to section 2214 of Title 7, Agriculture. That part of such section 301 relating to the General Counsel of the Post Office Department was enacted as section 307 of Title 39 by
[Pub. L. 86–682], Sept. 2, 1960, [74 Stat. 580]. Such provisions were eliminated from Title 39 by the Postal Reorganization Act, [Pub. L. 91–375], Aug. 12, 1970, [84 Stat. 719].
Section was formerly classified to section 623c of former Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees, prior to the general revision and enactment of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, by
[Pub. L. 89–554, § 1], Sept. 1, 1966, [80 Stat. 378].
Change of Name
“Department of Health and Human Services” substituted in text for “Department of Health, Education, and Welfare” pursuant to
[section 509(b) of Pub. L. 96–88], which is classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20, Education.