2013 US Code
Title 29 - Labor
Chapter 12 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (§§ 551 - 568)
Section 552 - Deputy Secretary; appointment; duties

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 29 - LABOR
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 29 - LABOR
CHAPTER 12 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Sec. 552 - Deputy Secretary; appointment; duties
Containssection 552
Date2013
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 16, 2014
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditApr. 17, 1946, ch. 140, §1, 60 Stat. 91; Pub. L. 99-619, §2(a)(1), Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3491.
Statutes at Large References60 Stat. 91
64 Stat. 1263
80 Stat. 378
100 Stat. 3491, 3492
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 89-554, Public Law 99-619

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Deputy Secretary; appointment; duties - 29 U.S.C. § 552 (2013)

§552. Deputy Secretary; appointment; duties

There is established in the Department of Labor the office of Deputy Secretary of Labor, which shall be filled by appointment by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Deputy Secretary shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Labor or required by law. The Deputy Secretary shall (1) in case of the death, resignation, or removal from office of the Secretary, perform the duties of the Secretary until a successor is appointed, and (2) in case of the absence or sickness of the Secretary, perform the duties of the Secretary until such absence or sickness shall terminate.

(Apr. 17, 1946, ch. 140, §1, 60 Stat. 91; Pub. L. 99–619, §2(a)(1), Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3491.)

CODIFICATION

Provisions of this section which prescribed the basic annual compensation of the Under [Deputy] Secretary were omitted to conform to the provisions of the Executive Schedule. See section 5314 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Section was formerly classified to section 611a of Title 5 prior to the general revision and enactment of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, by Pub. L. 89–554, §1, Sept. 1, 1966, 80 Stat. 378.

AMENDMENTS

1986—Pub. L. 99–619 substituted "Deputy Secretary" for "Under Secretary" in three places.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of Labor, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of Labor, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 6, of 1950, §§1, 2, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS

Pub. L. 99–619, §2(a)(4), Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3491, provided that: "Any reference to the Under Secretary of Labor in any law, rule, regulation, certificate, directive, or other document in force on the date of enactment of this Act [Nov. 6, 1986] shall be deemed to refer and apply to the Deputy Secretary of Labor."

PRESENT INCUMBENT

Pub. L. 99–619, §2(f)(1), Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3492, provided that: "The incumbent in the position of Under Secretary of Labor on the date of enactment of this Act [Nov. 6, 1986] may serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor at the pleasure of the President after such date and the amendments made by subsection (a)(2) [amending section 5313 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees] shall apply to such incumbent."

ORDER OF SUCCESSION

For order of succession during any period when both Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor are unable to perform functions and duties of office of Secretary, see Ex. Ord. No. 13245, Dec. 18, 2001, 66 F.R. 66268, listed in a table under section 3345 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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