Historical and Revision Notes


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large


5 U.S.C. 793 (4th par., less 2d sentence).

July 29, 1942, ch. 533 (less 2d sentence), 56 Stat. 725.

Sept. 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86–767, § 210, 74 Stat. 910.


5 U.S.C. 793 (2d sentence of 2d par.).

Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, § 42 (2d sentence of 2d par.), 39 Stat. 750.


Apr. 6, 1938, ch. 79 “Sec. 42 (2d sentence of 2d par.)”, 52 Stat. 201.

In subsection (a), the words “in his discretion” are omitted as unnecessary in view of the permissive nature of the authority. The word “continental” is added on authority of the last sentence of the fifth paragraph of former section 793, which is carried into section 8137.

In subsection (b), the words “Canal Zone Government” and “Panama Canal Company” are substituted for “Panama Canal” and “Panama Railroad Company”, respectively, on authority of the Act of Sept. 26, 1950, ch. 1049, § 2(a), 64 Stat. 1038.

Administration of this subchapter was transferred to the Secretary of Labor by section 1 of 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 19, 64 Stat. 1271 (see section 8145).

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

For definition of Canal Zone Government and Panama Canal Company, referred to in text, see section 3602(b) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.