Career members of the Senior Foreign Service are promoted by appointment under section 3942(a) of this title to a higher salary class in the Senior Foreign Service. Members of the Senior Foreign Service serving under career candidate appointments or noncareer appointments are promoted by appointment under section 3943 of this title to a higher salary class in the Senior Foreign Service. Foreign Service officers, and Foreign Service personnel who are assigned to a class in the Foreign Service Schedule, are promoted by appointment under section 3942(a) of this title as career members of the Senior Foreign Service or by assignment under section 3964 of this title to a higher salary class in the Foreign Service Schedule.
22 U.S. Code § 4001 - Promotions
2021—Subsec. (c)(6)(A). Pub. L. 117–81, in introductory provisions, substituted “promotion, on or after January 1, 2017,” for “promotion” and “Foreign Service officer, appointed under section 3942(a)(1) of this title, who has general responsibility for carrying out the functions of the Service” for “individual joining the Service on or after January 1, 2017,”.
2016—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 114–323, § 715(b)(5), struck out par. (4) which read as follows: “Not later than March 1, 2001, and every four years thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate which shall include a workforce plan for the subsequent five years, including projected personnel needs, by grade and by skill. Each such plan shall include for each category the needs for foreign language proficiency, geographic and functional expertise, and specialist technical skills. Each workforce plan shall specifically account for the training needs of Foreign Service personnel and shall delineate an intake program of generalist and specialist Foreign Service personnel to meet projected future requirements.”
Pub. L. 114–291 substituted “include a workforce plan” for “include the following:
“(A) A description of the steps taken and planned in furtherance of—
“(i) maximum compatibility among agencies utilizing the Foreign Service personnel system, as provided for in section 3923 of this title, and
“(ii) the development of uniform policies and procedures and consolidated personnel functions, as provided for in section 3924 of this title.
“(B) A workforce plan”.
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 114–323, § 715(b)(5), struck out par. (5) which read as follows: “If there are substantial modifications to any workforce plan under paragraph (4)(B) during any year in which a report under paragraph (4) is not required, a supplemental annual notification shall be submitted in the same manner as reports are required to be submitted under paragraph (4).”
Subsec. (c)(6). Pub. L. 114–323, § 403, added par. (6).
1999—Subsec. (c)(4), (5). Pub. L. 106–113 added pars. (4) and (5) and struck out former par. (4), which required report not later than Mar. 1 of each year, describing steps taken and planned in furtherance of compatibility and development of uniform procedures and consolidated personnel functions, specifying upper and lower limits planned for recruitment, retention, and advancement of members, and specifying numbers of members assigned to positions more than one grade higher or lower than the member.
1994—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–236, which directed amendment of par. (2) by striking “and” the last place it appears and by inserting “and other members of the Service” after “categories of career candidates,”, was executed by striking “and” after “categories of career members,” and making the insertion in concluding provisions below par. (2), to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1987—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 100–204 added par. (4).
Pub. L. 104–66, title II, § 2241, Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 733, which provided that reports required under section 4001(c)(4) of this title would not cover activities of the United States Information Agency, was repealed by Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XIII, § 1336(5), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–790.
Pub. L. 102–138, title I, § 155, Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 675, as amended by Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XIII, § 1335(q), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–789, provided that:
Pub. L. 101–246, title I, § 163, Feb. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 47, as amended by Pub. L. 107–132, § 1(b), Jan. 16, 2002, 115 Stat. 2412, provided that:
Pub. L. 101–246, title I, § 164, Feb. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 47, required revision of employee and officer evaluation reports for Foreign Service officers of Department of State and Agency for International Development to include separate assessment of employee’s effectiveness in using foreign language and required that precedence in promotion be given to officers achieving certain levels of proficiency in foreign language, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–236, title I, § 191(b), Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 418. See section 191(a) of Pub. L. 103–236, set out as a note under section 3926 of this title.