Not later than May 1, 1979, the President shall submit to the Congress, and publish in the Federal Register, regulations establishing a unified personnel system for all employees of the agency primarily responsible for administering part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.]. In preparing such regulations, the President shall keep the appropriate committees of the Congress fully and currently informed, and shall consult with them on a regular basis, concerning the nature of the unified personnel system to be established.
(b) Effective date of regulations
The regulations submitted to the Congress pursuant to subsection (a)—
(1)may not become effective until after the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date of such submission in order to provide the appropriate committees of the Congress an opportunity to review them; and
(2)shall not become effective then if, during such 90-day period, either House of Congress adopts a resolution stating in substance that it disapproves the personnel system proposed to be established by the regulations.
(c) Force and effect of regulations
Regulations which take effect pursuant to this section shall have the force and effect of law and shall apply with respect to the personnel of the agency primarily responsible for administering part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.], notwithstanding and  inconsistent provision of law unless that provision of law specifically states that it supersedes regulations issued under this section.
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (c), is Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424. Part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 2151 et seq.) of this chapter. For provisions deeming references to subchapter I to include parts IV (§ 2346 et seq.), VI (§ 2348 et seq.), and VIII (§ 2349aa et seq.) of subchapter II of this chapter, see section 202(b) ofPub. L. 92–226, set out as a note under section
2346 of this title, and sections
2349aa–5 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
2151 of this title and Tables.
Section enacted as part of the International Development and Food Assistance Act of 1978, and not as part of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 which comprises this chapter.
1979—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–53substituted “May 1” for “March 15”.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
Pub. L. 96–53, title V, § 503(b),Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 378, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective as of March 15, 1979.”
Section effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 605 ofPub. L. 95–424, set out as an Effective Date of 1978 Amendment note under section
2151 of this title.
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