38 U.S. Code § 707 - Benefits for employees at overseas offices who are United States citizens

(a) The Secretary may, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President or the President’s designee, provide to personnel of the Department who are United States citizens and are assigned by the Secretary to the Department offices in the Republic of the Philippines allowances and benefits similar to those provided by the following provisions of law:
(1) Section 905 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (relating to allowances to provide for the proper representation of the United States).
(2) Sections 901(1), (2), (3), (4), (7), (8), (9), (11), and (12) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (relating to travel expenses).
(3) Section 901(13) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (relating to transportation of automobiles).
(4) Section 903 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (relating to the return of personnel to the United States on leave of absence).
(5) Section 904(d) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (relating to payments by the United States of expenses for treating illness or injury of officers or employees and dependents requiring hospitalization).
(6) Section 5724a (c) of title 5 (relating to subsistence expenses for 60 days in connection with the return to the United States of the employee and such employee’s immediate family).
(7) Section 5724a (d) of title 5 (relating to the sale and purchase of the residence or settlement of an unexpired lease of the employee when transferred from one station to another station and both stations are in the United States, its territories or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico).
(b) The authority in subsection (a) supplements, but is not in lieu of, other allowances and benefits for overseas employees of the Department provided by title 5 and the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3901 et seq.).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 102–83, § 2(a),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 395; amended Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title XVII, § 1723(a)(2),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2759.)
References in Text

The Foreign Service Act of 1980, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1)–(5) and (b), is Pub. L. 96–465, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2071, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 52 (§ 3901 et seq.) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. Sections 901, 903, 904(d), and 905 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 are classified to sections 4081, 4083, 4084(d), and 4085, respectively of Title 22. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3901 of Title 22 and Tables.
Prior Provisions

Prior sections 707 and 708 were renumbered sections 1907 and 1908 of this title, respectively.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 235 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–83, § 2(a).
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 104–201, § 1723(a)(2)(A), substituted “Section 5724a(c)” for “Section 5724a(a)(3)”.
Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 104–201, § 1723(a)(2)(B), substituted “Section 5724a(d)” for “Section 5724a(a)(4)”.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–201effective 180 days after Sept. 23, 1996, see section 1725(a) ofPub. L. 104–201, set out as a note under section 5722 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Ex. Ord. No. 12228. Allowances for Personnel on Foreign Duty

Ex. Ord. No. 12228, July 24, 1980, 45 F.R. 49903, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12292, Feb. 23, 1981, 46 F.R. 13967, provided:
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Sections 7 and 8 of the Defense Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act of 1959, as amended (20 U.S.C. 905–906), Section 235 [see 707] of Title 38 of the United States Code, and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to delegate authority with respect to allowances for Veterans Administration [now Department of Veterans Affairs] personnel and to update existing authorities, it is hereby ordered as follows:
1–101. Payment of the additional compensation authorized by Section 8(a)(2) of the Defense Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act of 1959, as amended, shall be governed by the regulations contained in Executive Order No. 10000, as amended [set out as a note under section 5941 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees], which govern the payment of additional compensation in foreign areas (referred to as foreign post differential), subject to the provisions of Section 8(b) of that Act (20 U.S.C. 906 (a)(2) and (b)).
1–102. The following functions vested in the President are delegated to the Secretary of State:
(a) That part of the functions in Section 7(a) of the Defense Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act which consists of the authority to prescribe regulations relating to quarters and quarters allowances (20 U.S.C. 905 (a)).
(b) The authority in Section 8(a)(1) of the Defense Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act to prescribe regulations relating to cost of living allowances (20 U.S.C. 906 (a)(1)).
(c) The following authority in Section 235 [see 707] of Title 38 of the United States Code to prescribe rules and regulations:
(1) Section 235(2) [see 707(2)], except as that section pertains to an allowance similar to that provided for in Section 901(6) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081 (6));
(2) Section 235(3) [see 707(3)];
(3) Section 235(5) [see 707(5)];
(4) Section 235(6) [see 707(6)]; and
(5) Section 235(7) [see 707(7)].
1–103. The following functions vested in the President by Section 235 [see 707] of Title 38 of the United States Code are delegated to the Administrator of the Veterans Administration [now Secretary of Veterans Affairs]. The authority with respect to the allowances or benefits of paragraphs (1) and (4) of Section 235 [see 707(1), (4)] which are similar to the benefits and allowances provided in the sections of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 [22 U.S.C. 3901 et seq.], designated in those paragraphs.
1–104. Executive Order No. 10853 [not classified to Code], as amended, is revoked. The rules and regulations which were prescribed by the Secretary of State or the Administrator of the Veterans Administration [now Secretary of Veterans Affairs] pursuant to Executive Order No. 10853, as amended, and which would be valid if issued pursuant to this Order, shall be deemed to have been issued under this Order.

 

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