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44 USC CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec.

301. Public Printer: appointment.

302. Deputy Public Printer: appointment; duties.

303. Public Printer and Deputy Public Printer: pay.

304. Public Printer: vacancy in office.

305. Public Printer: employees; pay.

306. Public Printer: employment of skilled workmen; trial

of skill.

307. Public Printer: night work.

308. Disbursing officer; deputy disbursing officer;

certifying officers and employees.

309. Revolving fund for operation and maintenance of

Government Printing Office: capitalization;

reimbursements and credits; accounting and budgeting;

reports.

310. Payments for printing, binding, blank paper, and

supplies.

311. Purchases exempt from the Federal Property and

Administrative Services Act; contract negotiation

authority; small purchase threshold.

312. Machinery, material, equipment, or supplies from other

Government agencies.

313. Examining boards: paper; bindery materials; machinery.

314. Inks, glues, and other supplies furnished to other

Government agencies: payment.

315. Branches of Government Printing Office; limitations.

316. Detail of employees of Government Printing Office to

other Government establishments.

317. Special policemen.

AMENDMENTS

1999 - Pub. L. 106-57, title II, Sec. 210(c), Sept. 29, 1999, 113

Stat. 425, inserted "; small purchase threshold" after "authority"

in item 311.

1985 - Pub. L. 99-151, title III, Sec. 305(b)(2), Nov. 13, 1985,

99 Stat. 808, inserted "; contract negotiation authority" in item

311.

1975 - Pub. L. 94-82, title II, Sec. 204(c)(2), Aug. 9, 1975, 89

Stat. 421, substituted "pay" for "compensation" in item 303.

1974 - Pub. L. 93-459, Sec. 1(b), Oct. 20, 1974, 88 Stat. 1385,

substituted "Disbursing officer; deputy disbursing officer;

certifying officers and employees." for "Disbursing officer:

continuation and settlement of accounts during vacancy in office;

responsibility for accounts; disbursements for Superintendent of

Documents." in item 308.

1972 - Pub. L. 92-310, title II, Sec. 210(a)(3), June 6, 1972, 86

Stat. 204, struck out "; bond" in item 301.

1970 - Pub. L. 91-359, Sec. 1(b), July 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 668,

added item 317.

FEDERAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS WITHOUT EFFECT ON CHAPTER

Authority and responsibilities under chapter not limited or

repealed by Federal Records Management Amendments of 1976, see

section 5(b) of Pub. L. 94-575, set out as a note under section

2901 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 301 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 301. Public Printer: appointment

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The President of the United States shall nominate and, by and

with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a suitable

person, who must be a practical printer and versed in the art of

bookbinding, to take charge of and manage the Government Printing

Office. His title shall be Public Printer.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1239; Pub. L. 92-310,

title II, Sec. 210(a)(1), (2), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 204.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 31 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 17, 28 Stat. 603; June 12, 1917, ch. 27, Sec. 1, 40 Stat. 173;

Feb. 20, 1923, ch. 98, 42 Stat. 1278; Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 549, Sec.

1, 43 Stat. 1299; May 29, 1928, ch. 909, 45 Stat. 1006).

Changes are made in phraseology.

AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-310 struck out "; bond" in section catchline,

and provisions from text which required the Public Printer to give

a bond in the sum of $25,000.

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44 USC Sec. 302 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 302. Deputy Public Printer: appointment; duties

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The Public Printer shall appoint a suitable person, who must be a

practical printer and versed in the art of bookbinding, to be the

Deputy Public Printer. He shall perform the duties formerly

required of the chief clerk, supervise the buildings occupied by

the Government Printing Office, and perform any other duties

required of him by the Public Printer.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1239.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 39 (May 27, 1908, ch. 200,

Sec. 1, 35 Stat. 382).

Phraseology is changed to conform with section 301 of this

revision.

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 303. Public Printer and Deputy Public Printer: pay

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The annual rate of pay for the Public Printer shall be a rate

which is equal to the rate for level III of the Executive Schedule

of subchapter II of chapter 53 of Title 5. The annual rate of pay

for the Deputy Public Printer shall be a rate which is equal to the

rate for level IV of such Executive Schedule.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1239; Pub. L. 94-82, title

II, Sec. 204(c)(1), Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 421; Pub. L. 101-520,

title II, Sec. 209, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2274.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 39a (Pub. L. 88-426, title

II, Sec. 203(c), (d), Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 415, as amended Pub.

L. 90-206, title II, Sec. 219(2), (3), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat.

639.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Levels III and IV of the Executive Schedule, referred to in text,

are set out in sections 5314 and 5315, respectively, of Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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AMENDMENTS

1990 - Pub. L. 101-520 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section read as follows: "The annual rate of pay for the

Public Printer shall be a rate which is equal to the rate for level

IV of the Executive Schedule of subchapter II of chapter 53 of

title 5. The annual rate of pay for the Deputy Public Printer shall

be a rate which is equal to the rate for level V of such Executive

Schedule."

1975 - Pub. L. 94-82 substituted "pay" for "compensation" in

section catchline, and substituted provisions setting the rate of

pay for the Public Printer at a rate equal to the rate for level IV

of the Executive Schedule and the rate of pay for Deputy Public

Printer at a rate equal to the rate for level V of such Schedule

for provisions setting the compensation of the Public Printer and

the Deputy Public Printer at the rate of $28,750 and $27,500 per

annum, respectively.

SALARY INCREASES

1987 - Salaries of Public Printer and Deputy Public Printer

increased respectively to $77,500 and $72,500 per annum, on

recommendation of the President of the United States, see note set

out under section 358 of Title 2, The Congress.

1977 - Salaries of the Public Printer and Deputy Public Printer

increased respectively to $50,000 and $47,500 per annum, on

recommendation of the President of the United States, see note set

out under section 358 of Title 2.

1969 - Salaries of the Public Printer and Deputy Public Printer

increased respectively from $28,750 and $27,500 to $38,000 and

$36,000 per annum, commencing on the first day of the pay period

which begins after Feb. 14, 1969, on recommendation of the

President of the United States, see note set out under section 358

of Title 2.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 2 section 356.

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44 USC Sec. 304 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 304. Public Printer: vacancy in office

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In case of the death, resignation, absence, or sickness of the

Public Printer, the Deputy Public Printer shall perform the duties

of the Public Printer until a successor is appointed or his absence

or sickness ceases; but the President may direct any other officer

of the Government, whose appointment is vested in the President by

and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to perform the

duties of the vacant office until a successor is appointed, or the

sickness or absence of the Public Printer ceases. A vacancy

occasioned by death or resignation may not be filled temporarily

under this section for longer than ten days, and a temporary

appointment, designation, or assignment of another officer may not

be made except to fill a vacancy happening during a recess of the

Senate.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1239.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 32 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 36, 28 Stat. 606; May 27, 1908, ch. 200, Sec. 1, 35 Stat.

382.)

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44 USC Sec. 305 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 305. Public Printer: employees; pay

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(a) The Public Printer may employ journeymen, apprentices,

laborers, and other persons necessary for the work of the

Government Printing Office at rates of wages and salaries,

including compensation for night and overtime work, he considers

for the interest of the Government and just to the persons

employed, except as otherwise provided by this section. He may not

employ more persons than the necessities of the public work require

nor more than four hundred apprentices at one time. The minimum pay

of journeymen printers, pressmen, and bookbinders employed in the

Government Printing Office shall be at the rate of 90 cents an hour

for the time actually employed. Except as provided by the preceding

part of this section the rate of wages, including compensation for

night and overtime work, for more than ten employees of the same

occupation shall be determined by a conference between the Public

Printer and a committee selected by the trades affected, and the

rates and compensation so agreed upon shall become effective upon

approval by the Joint Committee on Printing. When the Public

Printer and the committee representing the trade fail to agree as

to wages, salaries, and compensation, either party may appeal to

the Joint Committee on Printing, and the decision of the Joint

Committee is final. The wages, salaries, and compensation so

determined are not subject to change oftener than once a year.

(b) The Public Printer may grant an employee paid on an annual

basis compensatory time off from duty instead of overtime pay for

overtime work.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1240; Pub. L. 91-167, Dec.

26, 1969, 83 Stat. 453; Pub. L. 91-369, July 31, 1970, 84 Stat.

693.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 40 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Secs. 39, 49, 50, 28 Stat. 607, 608; June 6, 1900, ch. 791, Sec. 1,

31 Stat. 643; Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 299, Sec. 1, 35 Stat. 1021, 1024;

Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 355, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 482; July 8, 1918, ch.

139, Sec. 1, 40 Stat. 836; Aug. 2, 1919, ch. 30, 41 Stat. 272; Feb.

20, 1923, ch. 98, 42 Stat. 1278; June 7, 1924, ch. 354, Sec. 1, 43

Stat. 658).

Last sentence of this section was deleted as executed.

AMENDMENTS

1970 - Pub. L. 91-369 designated existing provisions as subsec.

(a) and added subsec. (b).

1969 - Pub. L. 91-167 substituted "four hundred" for "two

hundred" as the number of apprentices which the Public Printer may

employ at one time.

REPEALS

General repealer of provisions inconsistent with Pub. L. 92-392

as not repealing or affecting this section, see section 13 of Pub.

L. 92-392, set out as a note under section 5341 of Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVES

Pub. L. 105-275, title III, Sec. 309, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat.

2454, as amended by Pub. L. 107-68, title II, Sec. 210(a), Nov. 12,

2001, 115 Stat. 590, provided that:

"(a) Severance Pay. - [Amended section 5595 of Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.]

"(b) Early Retirement. - (1) This subsection applies to an

employee of the Government Printing Office who -

"(A) voluntarily separates from service on or after the date of

enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998] and before October 1, 2004;

and

"(B) on such date of separation -

"(i) has completed 25 years of service as defined under

section 8331(12) or 8401(26) of title 5, United States Code; or

"(ii) has completed 20 years of such service and is at least

50 years of age.

"(2) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 83 or 84 of title

5, United States Code, an employee described under paragraph (1) is

entitled to an annuity which shall be computed consistent with the

provisions of law applicable to annuities under section 8336(d) or

8414(b) of title 5, United States Code.

"(c) Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments. - (1) In this

subsection, the term 'employee' means an employee of the Government

Printing Office, serving without limitation, who has been currently

employed for a continuous period of at least 12 months, except that

such term shall not include -

"(A) a reemployed annuitant under subchapter III of chapter 83

or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, or another

retirement system for employees of the Government;

"(B) an employee having a disability on the basis of which such

employee is or would be eligible for disability retirement under

any of the retirement systems referred to in subparagraph (A); or

"(C) an employee who is employed on a temporary when actually

employed basis.

"(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to

avoid or minimize the need for involuntary separations due to a

reduction in force, reorganization, transfer of function, or other

similar action affecting the agency, the Public Printer shall

establish a program under which voluntary separation incentive

payments may be offered to encourage eligible employees to separate

from service voluntarily (whether by retirement or resignation)

during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this

Act [Oct. 21, 1998] through September 30, 2004.

"(3) Such voluntary separation incentive payments shall be paid

in accordance with the provisions of section 5597(d) of title 5,

United States Code. Any such payment shall not be a basis of

payment, and shall not be included in the computation, of any other

type of Government benefit.

"(4)(A) Not later than January 15, 1999, the Public Printer shall

submit a plan described under subparagraph (C) to the Joint

Committee on Printing (or any applicable successor committees).

"(B) No voluntary separation incentive payment may be paid under

this section unless the Public Printer submits a plan described

under subparagraph (C) to the Joint Committee on Printing (or any

applicable successor committees) and the Joint Committee on

Printing approves the plan (or such successor committees approve

the plan).

"(C) The plan referred to under subparagraph (B) shall include -

"(i) the positions and functions to be reduced or eliminated,

identified by organizational unit, occupational category, and pay

or grade level;

"(ii) the number and amounts of voluntary separation incentive

payments to be offered; and

"(iii) a description of how the Government Printing Office will

operate without the eliminated positions and functions.

"(5)(A) In addition to any other payments which the Public

Printer is required to make under subchapter III of chapter 83 of

title 5, United States Code, the Public Printer shall remit to the

Office of Personnel Management for deposit in the Treasury of the

United States to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and

Disability Fund an amount equal to 15 percent of the final basic

pay of each employee who is covered under subchapter III of chapter

83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to whom a

voluntary separation incentive has been paid under this section.

"(B) For the purpose of this paragraph, the term 'final basic

pay', with respect to an employee -

"(i) means the total amount of basic pay which would be payable

for a year of service by such employee, computed using the

employee's final rate of basic pay; and

"(ii) includes an appropriate adjustment to the amount computed

under clause (i) if the employee is last serving on other than a

full-time basis.

"(6)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), an employee who has received

a voluntary separation incentive payment under this section and

accepts employment with the Government of the United States within

5 years after the date of the separation on which the payment is

based shall be required to repay the entire amount of the incentive

payment to the agency that paid the incentive payment.

"(B)(i) If the employment is with an Executive agency (as defined

by section 105 of title 5, United States Code), the Director of the

Office of Personnel Management may, at the request of the head of

the agency, waive the repayment if the individual involved

possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant

available for the position.

"(ii) If the employment is with an entity in the legislative

branch, the head of the entity or the appointing official may waive

the repayment if the individual involved possesses unique abilities

and is the only qualified applicant available for the position.

"(iii) If the employment is with the judicial branch, the

Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts

may waive the repayment if the individual involved possesses unique

abilities and is the only qualified applicant available for the

position.

"(C) For purposes of subparagraph (A) (but not subparagraph (B)),

the term 'employment' includes employment under a personal services

contract with the United States.

"(7) Not later than January 15, 1999, the Public Printer shall

prescribe regulations to carry out this subsection.

"(d) Retraining, Job Placement, and Counseling Services. - (1) In

this subsection, the term 'employee' -

"(A) means an employee of the Government Printing Office; and

"(B) shall not include -

"(i) a reemployed annuitant under subchapter III of chapter

83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, or another

retirement system for employees of the Government; or

"(ii) an employee who is employed on a temporary when

actually employed basis.

"(2) The Public Printer may establish a program to provide

retraining, job placement, and counseling services to employees and

former employees.

"(3) A former employee may not participate in a program

established under this subsection, if -

"(A) the former employee was separated from service with the

Government Printing Office for more than 1 year; or

"(B) the separation was by removal for cause on charges of

misconduct or delinquency.

"(4) Retraining costs for the program established under this

subsection may not exceed $5,000 for each employee or former

employee.

"(e) Administrative Provisions. - (1) The Public Printer -

"(A) may use employees of the Government Printing Office to

establish and administer programs and carry out the provisions of

this section; and

"(B) may procure temporary and intermittent services under

section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, to carry out such

provisions -

"(i) not subject to the 1 year of service limitation under

such section 3109(b); and

"(ii) at rates for individuals which do not exceed the daily

equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level

V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title.

"(2) Funds to carry out subsections (a) and (c) may be expended

only from funds available for the basic pay of the employee who is

receiving the applicable payment.

"(3) Funds to carry out subsection (d) may be expended from any

funds made available to the Public Printer."

[Pub. L. 107-68, title II, Sec. 210(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat.

590, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending

section 309 of Pub. L. 105-275, set out above] shall take effect as

if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch

Appropriations Act, 1999 [Pub. L. 105-275]."]

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1704 of this title; title

5 sections 5102, 5349.

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 306. Public Printer: employment of skilled workmen; trial of

skill

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The Public Printer shall employ workmen who are thoroughly

skilled in their respective branches of industry, as shown by trial

of their skill under his direction.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1240.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 41 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 45, 28 Stat. 607).

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

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Sec. 307. Public Printer: night work

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The Public Printer shall cause the public printing in the

Government Printing Office to be done at night as well as through

the day, when the exigencies of the public service require it.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1240.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 42 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 47, 28 Stat. 607).

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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Sec. 308. Disbursing officer; deputy disbursing officer; certifying

officers and employees

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(a) The Public Printer shall appoint from time to time a

disbursing officer of the Government Printing Office (including the

Office of the Superintendent of Documents) who shall be under the

direction of the Public Printer. The disbursing officer shall (1)

disburse moneys of the Government Printing Office only upon, and in

strict accordance with, vouchers certified by the Public Printer or

by an officer or employee of the Government Printing Office

authorized in writing by the Public Printer to certify such

vouchers, (2) make such examination of vouchers as may be necessary

to ascertain whether they are in proper form, certified, and

approved, and (3) be held accountable accordingly. However, the

disbursing officer shall not be held accountable or responsible for

any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any

false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate, the responsibility

for which, under subsection (c) of this section, is imposed upon a

certifying officer or employee of the Government Printing Office.

(b)(1) Upon the death, resignation, or separation from office of

the disbursing officer, his accounts may be continued, and payments

and collection may be made in his name, by any individual

designated as a deputy disbursing officer by the Public Printer,

for a period of time not to extend beyond the last day of the

second month following the month in which the death, resignation,

or separation occurred. Accounts and payments shall be allowed,

audited, and settled, and checks signed in the name of the former

disbursing officer by a deputy disbursing officer shall be honored

in the same manner as if the former disbursing officer had

continued in office.

(2) A former disbursing officer of the Government Printing Office

or his estate may not be subject to any legal liability or penalty

for the official accounts or defaults of the deputy disbursing

officer acting in the name or in the place of the former disbursing

officer. Each deputy disbursing officer is responsible for accounts

entrusted to him under paragraph (1) of this subsection, and the

deputy disbursing officer is liable for any default occurring

during his service under such paragraph.

(c)(1) The Public Printer may designate in writing officers and

employees of the Government Printing Office to certify vouchers for

payment from appropriations and funds. Such officers and employees

shall (A) be responsible for the existence and correctness of the

facts recited in the certificate or other voucher or its supporting

papers and for the legality of the proposed payment under the

appropriation or fund involved, (B) be responsible and accountable

for the correctness of the computations of certified vouchers, and

(C) be accountable for, and required to make restitution to, the

United States for the amount of any illegal, improper, or incorrect

payment resulting from any false, inaccurate, or misleading

certificate made by him, as well as for any payment prohibited by

law or which did not represent a legal obligation under the

appropriation or fund involved. However, the Comptroller General of

the United States, may, at his discretion, relieve such certifying

officer or employee of liability for any payment otherwise proper

whenever he finds that (i) the certification was based on the

official records and that such certifying officer or employee did

not know, and by reasonable diligence and inquiry could not have

ascertained, the actual facts, or (ii) when the obligation was

incurred in good faith, the payment was not contrary to any

statutory provision specifically prohibiting payments of the

character involved, and the United States has received value for

such payment. The Comptroller General shall relieve such certifying

officer or employee of liability for an overpayment for

transportation services made to any common carrier covered by

section 3726 of title 31, whenever he finds that the overpayment

occurred solely because the administrative examination made prior

to payment of the transportation bill did not include a

verification of transportation rates, freight classifications, or

land grant deductions.

(2) The liability of such certifying officers or employees shall

be enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as provided

by law with respect to the enforcement of the liability of

disbursing and other accountable officers. Such certifying officers

and employees shall have the right to apply for and obtain a

decision by the Comptroller General on any question of law involved

in a payment on any vouchers presented to them for certification.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1240; Pub. L. 92-310,

title II, Sec. 210(b), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 204; Pub. L. 93-459,

Sec. 1(a), Oct. 20, 1974, 88 Stat. 1384; Pub. L. 95-473, Sec.

2(a)(5), Oct. 17, 1978, 92 Stat. 1466; Pub. L. 97-258, Sec.

3(m)(1), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1066.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Secs. 52a, 63, 73 (part) (June

25, 1910, ch. 384, Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 770; Feb. 20, 1923, ch. 98, 42

Stat. 1278; Pub. L. 86-31, May 26, 1959, 73 Stat. 60).

The last paragraph of this section is from former section 73; the

remainder of that section will be found in section 1702 of the

revision.

Paragraph (a) deleted as executed.

AMENDMENTS

1982 - Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 97-258 substituted "section 3726

of title 31" for "section 244 of title 31".

1978 - Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 95-473 substituted "section 244 of

title 31" for "section 66 of title 49".

1974 - Pub. L. 93-459 substituted "Disbursing officer; deputy

disbursing officer; certifying officers and employees" for

"Disbursing officer: continuation and settlement of accounts during

vacancy in office; responsibility for accounts; disbursements for

Superintendent of Documents" in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93-459 added subsec. (a). Former subsec. (a)

redesignated (b)(1).

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 93-459 redesignated provisions of former

subsec. (a) as subsec. (b)(1) and substituted "by any individual

designated as a deputy disbursing officer by the Public Printer"

for "by the deputy disbursing officer or officers designated by the

Public Printer".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 93-459 redesignated provisions of former

subsec. (b) as subsec. (b)(2) and substituted "paragraph (1) of

this subsection" for "subsection (a) of this section", and "under

such paragraph" for "under subsection (a) of this section".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93-459 added subsec. (c). Former subsec.

(c), relating to disbursements on account of salaries or other

expenses of the office of the Superintendent of Documents, was

struck out.

1972 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 92-310 struck out provisions which

related to sureties on official bonds.

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44 USC Sec. 309 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 309. Revolving fund for operation and maintenance of

Government Printing Office: capitalization; reimbursements and

credits; accounting and budgeting; reports

-STATUTE-

(a) The revolving fund of $1,000,000 established July 1, 1953, is

available without fiscal year limitation, for -

the operation and maintenance of the Government Printing Office

(except for those programs of the Superintendent of Documents

which are funded by specific appropriations), including rental of

buildings;

attendance at meetings;

maintenance and operation of the emergency room;

uniforms or uniform allowances;

boots, coats, and gloves;

repairs and minor alterations to buildings; and

expenses authorized in writing by the Joint Committee on

Printing for inspection of Government printing activities.

In addition, the Public Printer shall provide capital for the fund

by capitalizing, at fair and reasonable values as jointly

determined by him and the Comptroller General, the current

inventories, plant, and building appurtenances, except building

structures and land, equipment, and other assets of the Government

Printing Office.

(b) The fund shall be -

(1) reimbursed for the cost of all services and supplies

furnished, including those furnished other appropriations of the

Government Printing Office, at rates which include charges for

overhead and related expenses, depreciation of plant and building

appurtenances, except building structures and land, and

equipment, and accrued leave; and

(2) credited with all receipts including sales of Government

publications, waste, condemned, and surplus property and with

payments received for losses or damage to property.

(c) An adequate system of accounts for the fund shall be

maintained on the accrual method, and financial reports prepared on

the basis of the accounts. The Public Printer shall prepare and

submit an annual business-type budget program for the operations

under this fund. This budget program shall be considered and

enacted as prescribed by section 9104 of title 31.

(d) The Inspector General of the Government Printing Office shall

audit the financial and operational activities of the Government

Printing Office each year. The audits shall be conducted under the

direction of the Joint Committee on Printing. For purposes of the

audits, the Inspector General shall have such access to the

records, files, personnel, and facilities of the Government

Printing Office as the Inspector General considers appropriate. The

Inspector General shall furnish reports of the audits to the

Congress and the Public Printer.

(e) The Public Printer shall prepare an annual financial

statement meeting the requirements of section 3515(b) of title 31,

United States Code. Each financial statement shall be audited in

accordance with applicable generally accepted Government auditing

standards -

(1) by an independent external auditor selected by the Public

Printer, or

(2) at the request of the Joint Committee on Printing, by the

Inspector General of the Government Printing Office.

(f) The Comptroller General of the United States may audit the

financial statement prepared under subsection (e) at his or her

discretion or at the request of the Joint Committee on Printing. An

audit by the Comptroller General shall be in lieu of the audit

otherwise required by that subsection.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1241; Pub. L. 93-604,

title VII, Sec. 707, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1965; Pub. L. 97-258,

Sec. 3(m)(2), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1066; Pub. L. 100-458, title

III, Sec. 310, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2184; Pub. L. 101-163, title

III, Sec. 309, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1065; Pub. L. 101-520,

title II, Sec. 207, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2274; Pub. L. 103-69,

title II, Sec. 207(a), Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 707; Pub. L.

104-316, title I, Sec. 123(a), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3839.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 63, 63a (Aug. 1, 1953, ch.

304, title I, Sec. 101, 67 Stat. 330; Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, Sec.

101, 69 Stat. 519; June 27, 1956, ch. 453, Sec. 101, 70 Stat. 369);

Sec. 63a (July 28, 1967, Pub. L. 90-57, Sec. 101 (part), 81 Stat.

141).

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104-316, Sec. 123(a)(1), amended

subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as

follows: "The Comptroller General shall audit the activities of the

Government Printing Office at least once every 3 years and shall

furnish reports of such audits to the Congress and the Public

Printer. For these purposes the Comptroller General shall have such

access to the records, files, personnel, and facilities of the

Government Printing Office as he considers necessary."

Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 104-316, Sec. 123(a)(2), added

subsecs. (e) and (f).

1993 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-69 substituted "shall be - " for

"shall be:" in introductory provisions, inserted "and" at end of

par. (1), substituted a period for "; and" at end of par. (2), and

struck out par. (3) which read as follows: "charged with payment

into miscellaneous receipts of the Treasury of that part of the

receipts from the sales of Government publications required by

law."

1990 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-520 substituted "uniforms or

uniform allowances" for "uniforms, or allowances therefor, as

authorized by section 5901 of Title 5".

1989 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-163 struck out "not to exceed

$3,000 in any fiscal year" after "attendance at meetings".

1988 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-458, Sec. 310(a), substituted in

the first sentence "(except for those programs of the

Superintendent of Documents which are funded by specific

appropriations)," for ", except the Office of Superintendent of

Documents".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100-458, Sec. 310(b), substituted "This

budget program shall be considered and enacted as prescribed by

section 9104 of title 31." for "The Comptroller General shall audit

the activities of the Government Printing Office at least once in

every three years and shall furnish reports of such audits to the

Congress and the Public Printer. For these purposes the Comptroller

General shall have such access to the records, files, personnel,

and facilities of the Government Printing Office as he considers

necessary."

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100-458, Sec. 310(c), amended subsec. (d)

generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows:

"Commencing with the fiscal year 1969, the annual business-type

budget for the fund shall be considered and enacted as prescribed

by section 9104 of title 31."

1982 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 97-258 substituted "section 9104 of

title 31" for "section 849 of title 31".

1975 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93-604 substituted provisions that

the Comptroller General shall audit the activities of the

Government Printing Office at least once in every three years and

furnish reports of the audits to the Congress and the Public

Printer for provisions that the General Accounting Office shall

audit the activities of the Government Printing Office and furnish

an audit report annually to the Congress and the Public Printer.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1993 AMENDMENT

Section 207(c) of Pub. L. 103-69 provided that: "The amendments

made by subsections (a) and (b) [amending this section and section

1708 of this title] shall take effect on October 1, 1993."

TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law

requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other

regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103-7 (in

which the 23rd item on page 4 identifies a reporting provision

which, as subsequently amended, is contained in subsec. (d) of this

section), see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out

as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

FEDERAL REGISTER PROGRAM; USE OF REVOLVING FUND; REIMBURSEMENT

Title II of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as

reported Sept. 22, 1982, and incorporated by reference in Pub. L.

97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189, to be effective

as if enacted into law, provided in part: "That hereafter the

revolving fund shall be available to finance the costs of printing

and binding all other publications of the Federal Register program

and be reimbursed from appropriated funds available therefor".

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1509 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 310 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 310. Payments for printing, binding, blank paper, and supplies

-STATUTE-

An executive department or independent establishment of the

Government ordering printing and binding or blank paper and

supplies from the Government Printing Office shall pay promptly by

check to the Public Printer upon his written request, either in

advance or upon completion of the work, all or part of the

estimated or actual cost, as the case may be, and bills rendered by

the Public Printer are not subject to audit or certification in

advance of payment. Adjustments on the basis of the actual cost of

delivered work paid for in advance shall be made monthly or

quarterly and as may be agreed by the Public Printer and the

department or establishment concerned.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1241.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 230 (Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304,

title I, Sec. 101, 67 Stat. 331).

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44 USC Sec. 311 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 311. Purchases exempt from the Federal Property and

Administrative Services Act; contract negotiation authority;

small purchase threshold

-STATUTE-

(a) Purchases may be made from appropriations under the

"Government Printing Office" without reference to subtitle I of

title 40 and title III of the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 251 et seq.) concerning purchases

for the Federal Government.

(b) In addition to the authority to negotiate otherwise provided

by law, the Public Printer may negotiate purchases and contracts

for supplies or services for which the Public Printer determines

that it is impracticable to secure competition by advertising. The

Public Printer may not award a contract under this subsection

unless he justifies the use of negotiation in writing and certifies

the accuracy and completeness of the justification. The

justification shall set out facts and circumstances that clearly

and convincingly establish that advertising would not be

practicable for such contract. Such a justification is final and a

copy thereof shall be maintained in the Government Printing Office

for at least 6 years after the date of the determination. The

Public Printer may designate one or more employees of the

Government Printing Office to carry out this subsection.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section 3709 of

the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) shall apply with respect to

purchases and contracts for the Government Printing Office as if

the reference to "$25,000" in clause (1) of such section were a

reference to "$100,000".

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1242; Pub. L. 99-151,

title III, Sec. 305(a), (b)(1), Nov. 13, 1985, 99 Stat. 808; Pub.

L. 106-57, title II, Sec. 210(a), (b), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat.

425; Pub. L. 107-217, Sec. 3(l)(1), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1301.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 64 (Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304,

title I, Sec. 102, 67 Stat. 332).

Reference to Printing Act of 1895 deleted as superseded by

section 309.

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949,

referred to in subsec. (a), is act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, 63 Stat.

377, as amended. Title III of the Act is classified generally to

subchapter IV (Sec. 251 et seq.) of chapter 4 of Title 41, Public

Contracts. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 471 of Title 40, Public

Buildings, Property, and Works, and Tables.

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-217 substituted "subtitle I of

title 40 and title III of the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 251 et seq.)" for "the Federal

Property and Administrative Services Act, approved June 30, 1949,

as amended,".

1999 - Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 210(b), inserted "; small purchase

threshold" after "authority" in section catchline.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 210(a), added subsec. (c).

1985 - Pub. L. 99-151, Sec. 305(b)(1), inserted "; contract

negotiation authority" in section catchline.

Pub. L. 99-151, Sec. 305(a), designated existing provisions as

subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).

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44 USC Sec. 312 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 312. Machinery, material, equipment, or supplies from other

Government agencies

-STATUTE-

An officer of the Government having machinery, material,

equipment, or supplies for printing, binding, and blank-book work,

including lithography, photolithography, and other processes of

reproduction, no longer required or authorized for his service,

shall submit a detailed report of them to the Public Printer. The

Public Printer, with the approval of the Joint Committee on

Printing, may requisition such articles as are serviceable in the

Government Printing Office, and they shall be promptly delivered to

that office.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1242.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 59 (July 19, 1919, ch. 24,

Sec. 3, 41 Stat. 233).

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44 USC Sec. 313 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 313. Examining boards: paper; bindery materials; machinery

-STATUTE-

The Deputy Public Printer, the superintendent of printing, and a

person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing, shall

constitute a board to examine and report in writing on paper

delivered under contract, or by purchase or otherwise, at the

Government Printing Office.

The Deputy Public Printer, the superintendent of binding, and a

person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing shall

constitute a board to examine and report in writing on material,

except paper, for the use of the bindery.

The Deputy Public Printer, the superintendent of printing, and a

person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing shall

constitute a board of condemnation, who, upon the call of the

Public Printer, shall determine the condition of presses and other

machinery and material used in the Government Printing Office, with

a view to condemnation.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1242.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 49 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 20, 28 Stat. 603; May 27, 1908, ch. 200, Sec. 1, 35 Stat. 382;

June 7, 1924, ch. 303, Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 509).

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44 USC Sec. 314 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 314. Inks, glues, and other supplies furnished to other

Government agencies: payment

-STATUTE-

Inks, glues, and other supplies manufactured by the Government

Printing Office in connection with its work may be furnished to

departments and other establishments of the Government upon

requisition, and payment made from appropriations available.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1242.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 62 (June 30, 1932, ch. 314;

pt. I, Sec. 1, 47 Stat. 397).

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44 USC Sec. 315 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 315. Branches of Government Printing Office; limitations

-STATUTE-

Money appropriated by any Act may not be used for maintaining

more than one branch of the Government Printing Office in any one

building occupied by an executive department of the Government, and

a branch of the Government Printing Office may not be established

unless specifically authorized by law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1242.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 61 (Aug. 1, 1914, ch. 223,

Sec. 1, 38 Stat. 673).

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44 USC Sec. 316 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 316. Detail of employees of Government Printing Office to

other Government establishments

-STATUTE-

An employee of the Government Printing Office may not be detailed

to duties not pertaining to the work of public printing and binding

in an executive department or other Government establishment unless

expressly authorized by law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1242.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 47 (June 25, 1910, ch. 384,

Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 770).

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44 USC Sec. 317 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 3 - GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

-HEAD-

Sec. 317. Special policemen

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer or his delegate may designate employees of the

Government Printing Office to serve as special policemen to protect

persons and property in premises and adjacent areas occupied by or

under the control of the Government Printing Office. Under

regulations to be prescribed by the Public Printer, employees

designated as special policemen are authorized to bear and use arms

in the performance of their duties; make arrest for violations of

laws of the United States, the several States, and the District of

Columbia; and enforce the regulations of the Public Printer,

including the removal from Government Printing Office premises of

individuals who violate such regulations. The jurisdiction of

special policemen in premises occupied by or under the control of

the Government Printing Office and adjacent areas shall be

concurrent with the jurisdiction of the respective law enforcement

agencies where the premises are located.

-SOURCE-

(Added Pub. L. 91-359, Sec. 1(a), July 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 668.)

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