(Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, title VI, § 602(a)–(d), formerly § 602(a)–(c), (e), 68 Stat. 908, 909; amended June 28, 1955, ch. 189, § 12(c)(13),69 Stat. 182; Pub. L. 89–106, § 4,Aug. 4, 1965, 79 Stat. 431; Pub. L. 94–449, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1500; renumbered § 602(a)–(d) and amended Pub. L. 95–501, title III, § 301(4), (5), title IV, § 401(3), (5),Oct. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 1688, 1691.)
References in Text
This Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is act Aug. 28, 1954, ch. 1041, 68 Stat. 897
, as amended, known as the Agricultural Act of 1954. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
of this title and Tables.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–501
, § 301(4), substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–501
, § 301(5), inserted provisions relating to appointment of Agricultural Counselors and rank and privileges to be accorded such counselors or other officers or employees assigned abroad.
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 95–501
, §§ 301(4),
, redesignatedsubsec. (e) as (d) and substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter”. Former subsec. (d), relating to Presidential regulations, was redesignated section 606B of act Aug. 28, 1954, by section 401(3) ofPub. L. 95–501
, which is classified to section
of this title.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 95–501
, § 401(3), redesignatedsubsec. (f), relating to language training for families of officers and employees assigned abroad, as section 606C of act Aug. 28, 1954, which is classified to section
of this title.
1976—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 94–449
added subsec. (f).
1965—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 89–106
added subsec. (e).
1955—Subsec. (a). Act June 28, 1955, repealed provisions authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to place not more than eight positions in grade 16 and two in grade 17 of the General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949.
Effective Date of 1955 Amendment
Amendment by act June 28, 1955, effective June 28, 1955, see section 13 of act of June 28, 1955.
References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates
References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section
[title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509
, set out in a note under section
Ex. Ord. No. 10624. Regulations for Department of Agriculture Personnel Abroad
Ex. Ord. No. 10624, July 28, 1955, 20
, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 10903, Jan. 9, 1961, 26
; Ex. Ord. No. 11530, May 26, 1970, 35
; Ex. Ord. No. 12292, Feb. 23, 1981, 46
; Ex. Ord. No. 12608, Sept. 9, 1987, 52
By virtue of the authority vested in me by sections 605, 606B and 606D of Title VI of the Act of August 28, 1954, as amended, (7
, and 1766c
), and by section
of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, I hereby prescribe the following regulations relating to personnel of the Department of Agriculture assigned to service abroad:
Section 1. (a) The provisions of section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22
) shall be applicable to the official activities of persons assigned abroad under authority of Title VI of the said act of August 28, 1954 [this chapter].
(b) The Secretary of Agriculture shall institute and maintain such measures consistent with the said Part II as may be necessary to insure that the official activities of persons assigned abroad under the said Title VI are carried on consonant with United States foreign-policy objectives as defined by the Secretary of State and are effectively coordinated with the activities of representatives of other United States agencies, under the leadership of the Chief of the United States Diplomatic Mission.
(c) Consistent with subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the Secretary of Agriculture shall issue instructions on agricultural matters to persons assigned abroad under authority of the said Title VI.
Sec. 2. In addition to rules and regulations pertaining to allowances and benefits otherwise applicable to personnel assigned abroad by the Secretary of Agriculture under Title VI of the Act of August 28, 1954 [this chapter], or other authority, there shall be applicable to such personnel the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of State in pursuance of (1) so much of the authority vested in the President by subchapter
of the United States Code [section
et seq. of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees], or by any amendment thereof as relates to quarters allowances or cost-of-living allowances, and (2) so much of the authority vested in the Secretary of State by chapter 9 of Title I of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 [section
4081 et seq. of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse], as relates to allowances and benefits under the said chapter 9 of Title I: Provided, (1) that the Secretary of State, upon request of the Secretary of Agriculture, may prescribe, within existing authority of law and when deemed necessary, special rules and regulations for such personnel; and (2) that the Secretary of Agriculture may, within the limitation of such rules and regulations, prescribe necessary implementing directions. The Secretary of Agriculture may designate employees of the Department of Agriculture to make specific determinations and take specific actions in the application of such rules and regulations to the activities of the Department of Agriculture.
Sec. 3. Such provisions in annual appropriation acts of the Department of State, including such acts hereafter enacted, facilitating the work of the Foreign Service of the United States as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall from time to time determine appropriate shall be applicable to activities authorized under Title VI of the said act of August 28, 1954 [this chapter].
This order shall be effective as of September 1, 1954.