22 U.S. Code § 3949 - Limited appointments

(a) A limited appointment in the Service, including an appointment of an individual who is an employee of an agency, may not exceed 5 years in duration and, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, may not be extended or renewed. A limited appointment in the Service which is limited by its terms to a period of one year or less is a temporary appointment.
(b) A limited appointment may be extended for continued service—
(1) as a consular agent;
(2) in accordance with section 3951 (a) of this title;
(3) as a career candidate, if continued service is determined appropriate to remedy a matter that would be cognizable as a grievance under subchapter XI of this chapter;
(4) as a career employee in another Federal personnel system serving in a Foreign Service position on detail from another agency; and
(5) as a foreign national employee.


(Pub. L. 96–465, title I, § 309,Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2086; Pub. L. 100–204, title I, § 176,Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1361; Pub. L. 103–236, title I, § 180(a)(1),Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 103–415, § 1(hh),Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4303.)

1994—Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 103–236, as amended by Pub. L. 103–415, added par. (5).
1987—Pub. L. 100–204designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “subsection (b) of this section” for “section 3951 (a) of this title”, and added subsec. (b).

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