The Ambassador in Panama (Warren) to the Secretary of State

No. 526

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my despatch No. 372, September 19, 1944,66 regarding United States Army labor policies in the Canal Zone and announcing the formation of a special board for consideration of all civilian personnel matters, and to forward attached a clipping67 from the Star and Herald of October 6, 1944 announcing the board’s decision regarding annual vacations of civilian employees of the Panama Canal Department, United States Army.

It will be noted that the new regulations authorize the granting of vacations on a basis of equality as between United States citizen employees and non-United States citizens whose base rates of pay, without counting overtime, are more than 48 cents per hour, $100.00 per month, or $1,200.00 a year. The new regulations cover all civilian employees of the Army in the Canal Zone and went into effect October 1, to be continued for the duration of the actual emergency.

Respectfully yours,

A. M. Warren
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