Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

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Chapter 349
May 29, 1930.  |  [S. 15.] 46 Stat., 468.

An Act to amend the Act entitled “An Act to amend the Act entiled ‘An Act for the retirement of employees in the classified civil service, and for other purposes,’ approved May 22, 1920, and Acts in amendment thereof,” approved July 3, 1926, as amended
Section 1

Margin Notes
Chap. 349 Retirement of classified civil-service employees.
41 Stat., 614.
44 Stat., 904, amended.
U.S.C., p. 71; Supp. III, p. 23.
Sec. 1 Age and service eligibility.
44 Stat., 904, amended.
Sec. 1 Provisos. Postal employees, laborers, and mechanics.
Sec. 1 Railway postal clerks, etc., hazardous pursuits, and service in the Tropics.
Sec. 1 Mechanics involuntarily transferred as laborers since August 20, 1920.
Sec. 1 Mechanics reduced after 30 years’ service.
Sec. 1 Government Printing Office employees included as “mechanics.”
Sec. 1 Optional retirement two years before automatic period allowed employees with thirty years’ service.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America an Congress assembled, That the Act entitled “An Act to amend the Act entitled ’An Act for the retirement of employees in the classified civil service, and for other purposes,’ approved May 22, 1920, and Acts in amendment thereof,” approved July 3, 1926, be, and the same is hereby, amended as follows:


SEC. 1.

All employees to whom this Act applies who, before its effective date, shall have attained or shall thereafter attain the age of seventy years and rendered at least fifteen years of service computed as prescribed in section 5 of this Act shall be eligible for re-

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tirement on an annuity as provided in section 4 hereof: Provided, That city, rural, and village letter carriers, post office clerks, sea-post clerks, employees of the Indian Service at large excepting clerks, laborers, and mechanics generally shall, under like conditions, be eligible for retirement at sixty-five years of age and that railway postal clerks, mechanics and laborers in navy yards including leading men and quartermen but excluding master mechanics and foremen, and those employees engaged in pursuits whose occupation is hazardous or requires great physical effort, or which necessitates exposure to extreme heat or cold, and those employees whose terms of service shall include fifteen years or more of such service rendered in the Tropics, shall be eligible at sixty-two years of age; the classification of employees for the purpose of assignment to the various age groups shall be determined jointly by the Civil Service Commission and the head of the department, branch, or independent office of the Government concerned: Provided further, That any such employee who was employed as a mechanic for the major portion of his service, and not less than fifteen years, and was subsequent to August 20, 1920, involuntarily transferred to employment as a laborer and thereafter involuntarily discharged from the service of the United States, shall receive such annuity as he would have been entitled to, if on the day of his discharge from the service he had been retired under the provisions of this Act: Provided further, That any mechanic, having served thirty years, who was, through no fault of his own, transferred or reduced to a minor position, and who shall have attained, or who shall thereafter attain the age of sixty-two years, shall have his annuity computed upon his average annual basic salary, pay, or compensation for the last ten years of his service as a mechanic: Provided further, That the term “mechanics,” as used in this Act, shall include all employees in the Government Printing Office whose duties are to supervise, perform, or assist in apprentice, helper, or journeyman work of a recognized trade or craft, as determined by the Public Printer.

All employees to whom this Act applies, who would be eligible for retirement from the service upon attaining the age of seventy years, sixty-five years, or sixty-two years, as the case may be, shall, after attaining the age of sixty-eight years, sixty-three years, and sixty years, respectively, and having rendered at least thirty years’ service, computed as provided in section 5 of this Act, be eligible for retirement on an annuity as provided in section 4 of this Act. Retirement under the provisions of this paragraph shall be at the option of the employee; but if such option is not exercised prior to the date upon which the employee would otherwise be eligible for retirement from the service, the provisions of this Act with respect to automatic separation from the service shall apply.

Approved, May 29, 1930.

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