22 U.S. Code Chapter 52 - FOREIGN SERVICE

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SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 3901. Congressional findings and objectives. 3902. Definitions. 3903. Members of Service. 3904. Functions of Service. 3905. Personnel actions. SUBCHAPTER II—MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE 3921. Administration by Secretary of State. 3922. Utilization of Foreign Service personnel system by other agencies. 3922a. Representation of minorities and women in Foreign Service. 3922b. Public diplomacy training. 3923. Compatibility among agencies utilizing Foreign Service personnel system. 3924. Uniform and consolidated administration of Service. 3925. Compatibility between Foreign Service and other Government personnel systems. 3926. Regulations; delegation of functions. 3927. Chief of mission. 3927a. Review by chief of mission. 3928. Director General of Foreign Service. 3929. Inspector General. 3929a. Abolishment of Inspector General of Department of State and Foreign Service. 3930. Board of Foreign Service. 3931. Board of Examiners. SUBCHAPTER III—APPOINTMENTS 3941. General provisions. 3942. Appointments by the President. 3943. Appointments by the Secretary. 3944. Chiefs of Mission. 3945. Senior Foreign Service. 3946. Career appointments. 3947. Entry levels for Foreign Service officer candidates. 3948. Recall and reappointment of career members. 3949. Limited appointments. 3950. Reemployment rights following limited appointment. 3951. United States citizens hired abroad. 3952. Diplomatic and consular missions. SUBCHAPTER IV—COMPENSATION 3961. Salaries of chiefs of mission. 3962. Salaries of Senior Foreign Service members. 3963. Foreign Service Schedule. 3964. Assignments to salary class. 3965. Performance pay. 3966. Within-class salary increases. 3967. Salaries for Foreign Service personnel abroad who perform routine duties. 3968. Local compensation plans. 3969. Salaries of consular agents. 3970. Compensation for imprisoned foreign national employees. 3971. Temporary service as principal officer. 3972. Special differentials. 3973. Death gratuities. 3974. Border equalization pay adjustment. SUBCHAPTER V—CLASSIFICATION OF POSITIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS 3981. Authority of Secretary. 3982. Assignments to Foreign Service positions. 3983. Assignments to non-Service and other positions. 3984. Service in United States and abroad. 3985. Temporary details. SUBCHAPTER VI—PROMOTION AND RETENTION 4001. Promotions. 4002. Establishment of selection boards. 4003. Recommendations and rankings. 4004. Records. 4005. Implementation of selection board recommendations. 4006. Other bases for promoting or increasing pay. 4007. Retirement for expiration of time in class. 4008. Retirement based on failure to meet standard of performance. 4009. Retirement benefits. 4010. Separation for cause. 4010a. Reductions in force. 4011. Termination of limited appointments. 4012. Termination of appointments of consular agents and foreign national employees. 4012a. Foreign national employees separation pay. 4013. Foreign Service awards. SUBCHAPTER VII—CAREER DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND ORIENTATION 4021. Institution for training. 4022. Foreign language requirements. 4023. Career development program. 4024. Functions of Secretary. 4025. Training grants. 4026. Career counseling. 4027. Visiting Scholars Program. 4028. Training for Foreign Service officers. 4029. Increased training in multilateral diplomacy. SUBCHAPTER VIII—FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY
Part I—Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System

4041. Administration. 4042. Maintenance of Fund. 4043. Participants. 4044. Definitions. 4045. Contributions to Fund. 4046. Computation of annuities. 4047. Payment of annuity. 4048. Retirement for disability or incapacity. 4049. Death in service. 4050. Discontinued service retirement. 4051. Voluntary retirement. 4052. Mandatory retirement. 4053. Reassignment and retirement of former Presidential appointees. 4054. Former spouses. 4055. Lump-sum payments. 4056. Creditable service. 4057. Extra credit for service at unhealthful posts. 4058. Estimate of appropriations needed. 4059. Investment of Fund. 4060. Assignment and attachment of moneys. 4061. Payments for future benefits. 4062. Unfunded liability obligations. 4063. Annuity adjustment for recall service. 4064. Reemployment. 4065. Voluntary contribution account. 4066. Cost-of-living adjustment of annuities. 4067. Compatibility between retirement systems. 4068. Remarriage. 4069. Thrift Savings Fund participation. 4069–1. Qualified former wives and husbands. 4069a. Retirement benefits for certain former spouses. 4069a–1. Retirement benefits for certain former spouses. 4069b. Survivor benefits for certain former spouses. 4069b–1. Survivor benefits for certain former spouses. 4069c. Health benefits for certain former spouses. 4069c–1. Health benefits for certain former spouses.
Part II—Foreign Service Pension System

4071. Establishment; application of Federal Employees’ Retirement System to Foreign Service Pension System participants. 4071a. Definitions. 4071b. Participants. 4071c. Creditable service. 4071d. Entitlement to annuity. 4071e. Deductions and withholdings from pay. 4071f. Government contributions. 4071g. Cost-of-living adjustments. 4071h. General and administrative provisions. 4071i. Transition provisions. 4071j. Former spouses. 4071k. Spousal agreements. SUBCHAPTER IX—TRAVEL, LEAVE, AND OTHER BENEFITS 4081. Travel and related expenses. 4082. Loan of household effects. 4083. Required leave. 4084. Health care program. 4085. Entertainment and representation expenses. 4086. Entitlement to vote in a State in a Federal election; preconditions; applicability. SUBCHAPTER X—LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS 4101. Congressional findings and policy. 4102. Definitions. 4103. Application. 4104. Employee rights. 4105. Management rights. 4106. Foreign Service Labor Relations Board. 4107. Functions of Foreign Service Labor Relations Board. 4108. Functions of General Counsel. 4109. Judicial review and enforcement. 4110. Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel. 4111. Exclusive recognition. 4112. Employees represented. 4113. Representation rights and duties. 4114. Resolution of implementation disputes. 4115. Unfair labor practices. 4116. Prevention of unfair labor practices. 4117. Standards of conduct for labor organizations. 4118. Administrative provisions. SUBCHAPTER XI—GRIEVANCES 4131. Definitions and applicability. 4132. Grievances concerning former members or their survivors. 4133. Freedom of action. 4134. Time limitations. 4135. Foreign Service Grievance Board. 4136. Foreign Service Grievance Board procedures. 4137. Foreign Service Grievance Board decisions. 4138. Access to records. 4139. Relationship to other remedies. 4140. Judicial review. SUBCHAPTER XI–A—FOREIGN SERVICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 4141. Statement of policy; objectives. 4141a. Foreign Service Internship Program. 4141b. Report to Congress. 4141c. Authorization of appropriations. SUBCHAPTER XII—TRANSITION 4151. Pay and benefits pending conversion. 4152. Conversion to Foreign Service Schedule. 4153. Conversion to Senior Foreign Service. 4154. Conversion from Foreign Service. 4155. Conversion of certain positions in Department of Agriculture. 4156. Preservation of status and benefits. 4157. Regulations. 4158. Authority of other agencies. 4159. Survivor benefits for certain former spouses. SUBCHAPTER XIII—MISCELLANEOUS 4171. Model foreign language competence posts. 4172. Savings provisions. 4173. Congressional oversight of implementation. SUBCHAPTER XIV—POWERS, DUTIES AND LIABILITIES OF CONSULAR OFFICERS GENERALLY 4191. General application of provisions to consular officers. 4192. Repealed. 4193. Protests. 4194. Lists and returns of seamen and vessels, etc. 4195. Repealed. 4196. Notification of death of decedent; transmission of inventory of effects. 4197. Following testamentary directions; assistance to testamentary appointee. 4198. Bond as administrator or guardian; action on bond. 4199. Penalty for failure to give bond and for embezzlement. 4200. Certification of invoices generally. 4201. Fees for certification of invoices. 4202. Exaction of excessive fees for verification of invoices; penalty. 4203. Destruction of old invoices. 4204. Restriction as to certificate for goods from countries adjacent to United States. 4205. Retention of papers of American vessels until payment of demands and wages. 4206. Fees for services to American vessels or seamen prohibited. 4207. Profits from dealings with discharged seamen; prohibition. 4208. Valuation of foreign coins in payment of fees. 4209. Exaction of excessive fees generally; penalty of treble amount. 4210. Liability for uncollected fees. 4211. Returns as to fees by officers compensated by fees. 4212 to 4214. Repealed. 4215. Notarial acts, oaths, affirmations, affidavits, and depositions; fees. 4216. Posting rates of fees. 4217. Embezzlement of fees or of effects of American citizens. 4218. False certificate as to ownership of property. 4219. Regulation of fees by President. 4220. Medium for payment of fees. 4221. Depositions and notarial acts; perjury. 4222. Authentication of documents of State of Vatican City by consular officer in Rome. 4223. General duty to account for fees. 4224. Fees; accounting; stamps. 4225. Fiscal districts; establishment; district accounting and disbursing offices; personnel; duties. 4226. Fees and official monies from diplomatic missions, consular offices and district accounting and disbursing offices; disposition.
Codification

Provisions of this chapter are derived from the Foreign Service Act of 1946, former section 801 et seq. of this title, and related and miscellaneous provisions as follows:

 
New Old
3901 801
3902 802
3903 861
3904 841
3905 807
3921 811a
3922 1224, 2385, 2506
3923 1225
3924
3925 1225
3926 842, 843
3927 2680a
3928 811a, 821
3929 2384 note
3930 826
3931 827
3941 910, 922, 939, 1234
3942 901, 911, 961
3943 922, 929, 936, 946, 951
3944 900, 901a, 902
3945 906
3946 911, 929
3947 911, 912
3948 915
3949 922, 936
3950 928
3951 889 note, 2693
3952 907, 908, 924, 938, 1231
3961 866, 881
3962, 3963
3964 868
3965
3966 995, 1017
3967
3968 889, 2693
3969 873, 890
3970 889
3971 876, 877
3972 896
3973 2679a
3981 886
3982 901
3983 961, 964, 966
3984 961, 962, 966
3985
4001 991
4002 993
4003 986, 996
4004 987
4005, 4006 993
4007, 4008 1003, 2385, 2506
4009 1004, 2506
4010 1007
4011 1005, 1008
4012 1027, 1028, 1031
4013
4021 1041
4022 968, 2385
4023
4024 1042–1045, 1047, 1048
4025 1048
4026 1009, 2693
4041 1061
4042 1062
4043 929, 1063, 1229, 2385
4044 1064, 1086
4045 1071, 1086
4046 1076
4047 1076a
4048 1081
4049 1082
4050 1084
4051 1006
4052 1001, 1002
4053 914
4054
4055 1086
4056 1091
4057 1093
4058 1101
4059 1103
4060 1004, 1104
4061 1105
4062 1106
4063 1111
4064 1112
4065 1116
4066 1121
4067 1065
4081 966, 1136, 1138, 1157
4082 1137
4083 1148
4084 1156, 1158–1160
4085 1131
4101–4118
4131–4138 1037a
4139 1037b
4140 1037c
4151–4159
4171–4173
4191–4215 1171–1195
4216 1197
4217 1198
4218–4222 1200–1204
4223 99
4224–4226 812–814

Foreign Commercial Service

For authority of Secretary of Commerce to establish a Foreign Commercial Service in Department of Commerce, see section 1–104 of Ex. Ord. No. 12188, Jan. 2, 1980, 45 F.R. 991, as amended, set out as a note under section 2171 of Title 19, Customs Duties.

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22 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 3948nt new2014113-76 [Sec.] 7057(a)-(e)128 Stat. 549
§ 3973nt new2014113-76 [Sec.] 7082(c)128 Stat. 567
§ 39732014113-76 [Sec.] 7082(a)128 Stat. 565
§ 40452012112-96 [Sec.] 5001(c)(2)(D)126 Stat. 200
§ 40462012112-96 [Sec.] 5001(c)(2)(E)126 Stat. 200
§ 4064nt new2014113-76 [Sec.] 7034(m)(4)128 Stat. 515
§ 4071a2013113-67 [Sec.] 402(a)127 Stat. 1185
§ 4071a2012112-96 [Sec.] 5002(a)126 Stat. 200
§ 4071d2012112-96 [Sec.] 5001(c)(2)(F)126 Stat. 200
§ 4071e2013113-67 [Sec.] 402(b)127 Stat. 1185
§ 4071e2012112-96 [Sec.] 5002(b)126 Stat. 200
§ 4071f2013113-67 [Sec.] 402(c)127 Stat. 1185

 

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