29 U.S.C.
United States Code, 1999 Edition
Title 29 - LABOR
Part B - Job Corps
Sec. 1706 - Application of provisions of Federal law
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§1706. Application of provisions of Federal law

(a) Enrollees not deemed Federal employees; exceptions: Federal tax provisions; survivor and disability benefits; work injuries and terms of compensation; tort claims

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and in section 8143(a) of title 5, enrollees in the Job Corps shall not be considered Federal employees and shall not be subject to the provisions of law relating to Federal employment, including those regarding hours of work, rates of compensation, leave, unemployment compensation, and Federal employee benefits:

(1) For purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) and title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) enrollees shall be deemed employees of the United States and any service performed by an individual as an enrollee shall be deemed to be performed in the employ of the United States.

(2) For purposes of subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5 (relating to compensation to Federal employees for work injuries), enrollees shall be deemed civil employees of the United States within the meaning of the term “employee” as defined in section 8101 of title 5 and the provisions of that subchapter shall apply except—

(A) the term “performance of duty” shall not include any act of an enrollee while absent from the assigned post of duty of such enrollee, except while participating in an activity (including an activity while on pass or during travel to or from such post or duty) authorized by or under the direction and supervision of the Job Corps;

(B) in computing compensation benefits for disability or death, the monthly pay of an enrollee shall be deemed that received under the entrance salary for a grade GS–2 employee, and sections 1 8113(a) and (b) of title 5 shall apply to enrollees; and

(C) compensation for disability shall not begin to accrue until the day following the date on which the injured enrollee is terminated.

(3) For purposes of the Federal tort claims provisions in title 28, enrollees shall be considered employees of the Government.

(b) Adjustment and settlement of claims

Whenever the Secretary finds a claim for damages to persons or property resulting from the operation of the Job Corps to be a proper charge against the United States, and it is not cognizable under section 2672 of title 28, the Secretary is authorized to adjust and settle it in an amount not exceeding $1,500.

(c) Status of uniformed services personnel

Personnel of the uniformed services who are detailed or assigned to duty in the performance of agreements made by the Secretary for the support of the Corps shall not be counted in computing strength under any law limiting the strength of such services or in computing the percentage authorized by law for any grade in such services.

(Pub. L. 97–300, title IV, §436, Oct. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1378; Pub. L. 102–367, title VII, §702(a)(15), Sept. 7, 1992, 106 Stat. 1112.)

Repeal of Section

Pub. L. 105–220, title I, §199(b)(2), (c)(2)(B), Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1059, provided that this section is repealed effective July 1, 2000.

References in Text

The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, as amended. Title II of the Social Security Act is classified generally to subchapter II (§401 et seq.) of chapter 7 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of Title 42 and Tables.

The Federal tort claim provisions in title 28, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), are the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act, which is classified generally to section 1346(b) and to chapter 171 (§2671 et seq.) of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.


1992—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102–367 substituted “Internal Revenue Code of 1986” for “Internal Revenue Code of 1954”.

Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–367 effective July 1, 1993, see section 701(a) of Pub. L. 102–367, set out as an Effective Date of 1992 Amendment; Transition Provisions note under section 1501 of this title.

1 So in original. Probably should be “section”.