22 U.S. Code § 4043 - Participants
(a) Career appointees or candidates; chiefs of mission
Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the following members of the Service (hereinafter in this part referred to as “participants”) shall be entitled to the benefits of the System:
(1) Every member who is serving under a career appointment or as a career candidate under section 3946 of this title—
(2) Every chief of mission, who is not a participant under paragraph (1), who—
(B) has paid into the Fund a special contribution for each year of such service in accordance with section 4045 of this title.
(b) Executive branch appointees
Any otherwise eligible member of the Service who is appointed to a position in the executive branch by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or by the President alone, shall not by virtue of the acceptance of such appointment cease to be eligible to participate in the System.
(c) Binational Center Grantees
In addition to the individuals who are participants in the System under subsection (a) of this section, any individual who was appointed as a Binational Center Grantee and who completed at least 5 years of satisfactory service as such a grantee or under any other appointment under the Foreign Service Act of 1946 may become a participant in the System, and shall receive credit for such service if an appropriate special contribution is made to the Fund in accordance with section 4045 (d) or (f) of this title.
Source(Pub. L. 96–465, title I, § 803,Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2102; Pub. L. 99–335, title IV, §§ 402(a)(2), 414,June 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 609, 614.)
References in Text
The Foreign Service Act of 1946, referred to in subsec. (c), is act Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 957, titles I to X, 60 Stat. 999, as amended, which was classified principally to chapter 14 (§ 801 et seq.) of this title, and was repealed by Pub. L. 96–465, title II, 2205(1), Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2159.
1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–335, §§ 402(a)(2), 414 (1), substituted “Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the” for “The” and “part” for “subchapter” in provisions preceding par. (1).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–335, § 414(2), added subsec. (d).
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment