Summary: S.1454 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (12/20/1979)

(Measure passed House amended)

Authorizes the President to: (1) transfer and appoint any commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to any armed force; and (2) transfer and appoint any commissioned officer of an armed force to the NOAA. Directs the Secretaries of Defense and Commerce, and the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, to jointly establish procedures for such transfers and appointments.

States that any such transferred officer: (1) may not be assigned precedence or higher rank than he/she held before such transfer; and (2) shall receive retirement and pay credit for his/her creditable service as of the day before the transfer.

Provides that advance payments may be made to members of the uniformed services (presently to members of the armed forces or Public Health Service).

Entitles commissioned officers of the NOAA to the same Federal unemployment compensation coverage as provided for military personnel.