Reorganization Plan No. III, Prepared by the President and transmitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, April 2, 1940, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1939, approved April 3, 1939

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Summary

  • The Fiscal Service of the Treasury Department is established and provisions are set forth regarding its composition. The Division of Bookkeeping and Warrants is transferred to the Bureau of Accounts. The Bureau of the Public Debt is formed. The functions of the Office of the Treasurer of the United States shall be administered by the Treasurer of the United States. The Fiscal Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. All functions vested in the Under Secretary of the Treasury are transferred to and consolidated in the Fiscal Service. Functions relating to accounting are transferred to and consolidated under the Fiscal Assistant Secretary. The office of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury is hereby abolished and all the functions of the abolished office are transferred to the Fiscal Assistant Secretary.
  • The offices of the Federal Alcohol Administration are abolished and their functions shall be administered under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury through the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Department of the Treasury. The Bureau of Fisheries and Bureau of Biological Survey in the Department of the Interior with their functions are consolidated into one agency in the Department of the Interior to be known as the Fish and Wildlife Service. The office of Recorder of the General Land Office is abolished. The functions of the Recorder shall be exercised under the direction and supervision of the Secretary of the Interior. All records and property transferred or consolidated by this Plan are transferred within the department or agency concerned.
  • Any personnel found to be in excess of the personnel necessary for the administration of the functions shall be retransferred or separated from the service . The unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds available for the use of any agency shall be transferred within the department or agency concerned for use in connection with the exercise of the function so transferred or consolidated. The use of the unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds transferred by this section shall be subject to the provisions of section 4 (d) (3) and section 9 of the Reorganization Act of 1939.

Author

76th Congress, Sess. 3, 1940

Subject

  • United States Federal Alcohol Administration
  • United States General Land Office
  • Reorganization Act of 1939
  • United States. Bureau of Internal Revenue
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury Fiscal Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 54 Stat. 1231
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Reorganization Plan

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

54 Stat. 1231 (1940); Reorganization Plan No. 3 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1941
  • 04/02/1940

Topic

  • Reorganization
  • Administrative agencies
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Administrative agencies--Reorganization

Form/Genre

Reorganization plan

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1231-34

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