22 CFR 172.4 - Testimony and production of documents prohibited unless approved by appropriate Department officials.

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§ 172.4 Testimony and production of documents prohibited unless approved by appropriate Department officials.
(a) No employee of the Department shall, in response to a demand or request in connection with any litigation, whether criminal or civil, provide oral or written testimony by deposition, declaration, affidavit, or otherwise concerning any information acquired while such person is or was an employee of the Department as part of the performance of that person's official duties or by virtue of that persons's official status, unless authorized to do so by the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (M/DGP) or the Legal Adviser (L), or delegates of either, following consultation between the two bureaus, or as authorized in § 172.4(b).
(b) With respect to the official functions of the Passport Office, the Visa Office, and the Office of Citizens Services, the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs or delegate thereof may, subject to concurrence by the Office of the Legal Adviser, authorize employees to provide oral or written testimony.
(c) No employee shall, in response to a demand or request in connection with any litigation, produce for use at such proceedings any document or any material acquired as part of the performance of that employee's duties or by virtue of that employee's official status, unless authorized to do so by the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel, the Legal Adviser, or the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, or the delegates thereof, as appropriate, following consultations between the concerned bureaus.

Title 22 published on 2014-04-01.

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  • 2015-05-27; vol. 80 # 101 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 30155 - Service of Process; Address Change; Correction
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      Final rule; correcting amendment.
      Effective May 27, 2015.
      22 CFR Part 172

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Title 22 published on 2014-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 22 CFR Part 172 after this date.

  • 2015-05-27; vol. 80 # 101 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 30155 - Service of Process; Address Change; Correction
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF STATE
      Final rule; correcting amendment.
      Effective May 27, 2015.
      22 CFR Part 172