Alternate Title: P.L. 86-36: National Security Agency Act of 1959
"The Secretary of Defense (or his designee) is authorized to establish such positions, and to appoint thereto, without regard to the civil service laws, such officers and employees, in the National Security Agency, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of such agency. The rates of basic pay for such positions shall be fixed by the Secretary of Defense (or his designee for this purpose) in relation to the rates of basic pay provided for in subpart D of part III of title 5, United States Code, for positions subject to such title which have corresponding levels of duties and responsibilities. Except as otherwise provided by law, no officer or employee of the National Security Agency shall be paid basic pay at a rate in excess of the maximum rate payable under section 5376 of such title and not more than 70 such officers and employees shall be paid within the range of rates authorized in section 5376 of such title."
Public Law 86-36; P.L. 86-36
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