22 U.S. Code § 4010 - Separation for cause; suspension
Any participant in the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System who is separated under subsection (a) shall be entitled to receive a refund as provided in section 4055 of this title of the contributions made by the participant to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Except in cases where the Secretary determines that separation was based in whole or in part on the ground of disloyalty to the United States, a participant who has at least 5 years of service credit toward retirement under the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System (excluding military and naval service) may elect, in lieu of such refund, to an annuity, computed under section 4046 of this title, commencing at age 60.
2016—Pub. L. 114–323, § 415(a)(1), substituted “Separation for cause; suspension” for “Separation for cause” in section catchline.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–323, § 415(a)(2), added subsec. (c).
2002—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 107–228, § 314(a)(1), inserted “decide to” after “may”.
Subsec. (a)(2) to (6). Pub. L. 107–228, § 314(a)(2), (3), added pars. (2) to (4) and struck out former pars. (2) to (6) which related to the rights of members of the Service to hearings before the Foreign Service Grievance Board prior to being separated from the Service, suspensions from the Service pending final resolution of the underlying matter, procedural rights of suspended members, review of suspensions by the Board, and leave without pay pending final resolution for members recommended for separation.
1999—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 106–113 added par. (6).
1998—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–277, in first sentence, substituted “Except in the case of an individual who has been convicted of a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment of more than 1 year may be imposed, a member” for “A member”.
1991—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 102–138, § 143(a)(1), substituted “a member has been convicted of a crime” for “there is reasonable cause to believe that a member has committed a crime”.
Subsec. (a)(4)(A). Pub. L. 102–138, § 143(a)(2), substituted “suspension” for “suspension, including the grounds for reasonable cause to believe a crime has been committed”.
Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 102–138, § 143(a)(3), substituted “the conviction requirements of subsection (a)(3) of this section have been fulfilled” for “there exists reasonable cause to believe a crime has been committed for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed”.
1990—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101–246 inserted before period at end of first sentence “or, notwithstanding section 4136(8) of this title, unless the member has been convicted of a crime related to the cause for separation, subject to reinstatement with back pay (for any period during which separation for cause had not been established by such a hearing) if such conviction is reversed on appeal” and inserted sentence at end that section 4140 of this title apply to proceedings under this paragraph.
1989—Subsec. (a)(3) to (5). Pub. L. 101–167 added pars. (3) to (5).
1987—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 100–204 inserted after first sentence “If such cause is not established at such hearing, the Grievance Board shall have the authority to direct the Department to pay reasonable attorneys fees to the extent and in the manner provided by section 4137(b)(5) of this title.”
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–204 not applicable with respect to any grievance in which the Board has issued a final decision pursuant to section 4137 of this title before Dec. 22, 1987, see section 181(e) of Pub. L. 100–204, set out as a note under section 3946 of this title.
Pub. L. 101–167, title V, § 586(c), Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1252, provided that for purposes of amendments by section 586(a) and (b) of Pub. L. 101–167, which amended this section and section 4136 of this title, reasonable cause to believe that a member has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed was to be defined as a member of the Service having been convicted of, and sentence of imprisonment having been imposed for, a job-related crime, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–138, title I, § 143(c), Oct. 28, 1991, 105 Stat. 668.
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