[USC02] 16 USC 554a: Employees to be appointed without regard to political affiliations
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

16 USC 554a: Employees to be appointed without regard to political affiliations Text contains those laws in effect on September 21, 2021
From Title 16-CONSERVATIONCHAPTER 3-FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENTSUBCHAPTER I-GENERAL PROVISIONS
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§554a. Employees to be appointed without regard to political affiliations

Forest inspectors, superintendents, supervisors, surveyors, rangers, and fire patrol are to be hereafter appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture wholly with reference to their fitness and without regard for their political affiliations.

(July 7, 1898, ch. 571, §1, 30 Stat. 673 ; Feb. 1, 1905, ch. 288, §1, 33 Stat. 628 .)

Transfer of Functions

Act Feb. 1, 1905, transferred certain functions with regard to the administration of public forests from Secretary of the Interior to Secretary of Agriculture.