22 U.S. Code § 6206 - International Broadcasting Bureau
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There is hereby established an International Broadcasting Bureau under the Board (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the “Bureau”), to carry out all nonmilitary international broadcasting activities supported by the United States Government other than those described in sections 6207 and 6208 of this title.
(b) Selection of Director of Bureau
The Director of the Bureau shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director of the Bureau shall be entitled to receive compensation at the rate prescribed by law for level IV of the Executive Schedule.
(c) Responsibilities of Director
The Director shall organize and chair a coordinating committee to examine and make recommendations to the Board on long-term strategies for the future of international broadcasting, including the use of new technologies, further consolidation of broadcast services, and consolidation of currently existing public affairs and legislative relations functions in the various international broadcasting entities. The coordinating committee shall include representatives of Radio Free Asia, RFE/RL, Incorporated, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and, as appropriate, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the Voice of America, and Worldnet.
Source(Pub. L. 103–236, title III, § 307,Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 436; Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XIII, § 1323(k),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–780.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this title”, meaning title III of Pub. L. 103–236, Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 432, known as the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title III to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6201 of this title and Tables.
Level IV of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsec. (b), is set out in section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1323(k)(1), substituted “under the Board” for “within the United States Information Agency”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1323(k)(2)–(4), redesignated par. (1) as entire subsec. (b), substituted “President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate” for “Chairman of the Board, in consultation with the Director of the United States Information Agency and with the concurrence of a majority of the Board”, and struck out par. (2) which amended section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1323(k)(5), added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 105–277effective Oct. 1, 1999, see section 1301 ofPub. L. 105–277, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6531 of this title.
Personal Services Contracting Pilot Program
Pub. L. 107–228, div. A, title V, § 504,Sept. 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 1393, as amended by Pub. L. 109–140, § 6,Dec. 22, 2005, 119 Stat. 2652; Pub. L. 109–472, § 9,Jan. 11, 2007, 120 Stat. 3556; Pub. L. 110–161, div. J, title VI, § 634(r),Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2330; Pub. L. 110–321, § 5,Sept. 19, 2008, 122 Stat. 3536, provided that:
“(a) In General.—The Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (in this section referred to as the ‘Director’) may establish a pilot program (in this section referred to as the ‘program’) for the purpose of hiring United States citizens or aliens as personal services contractors, without regard to Civil Service and classification laws, for service in the United States as broadcasters and other broadcasting specialists in the International Broadcasting Bureau to respond to new or emerging broadcast needs or to augment broadcast services.
“(b) Conditions.—The Director is authorized to use the authority of subsection (a) subject to the following conditions:
“(1) The Director determines that existing personnel resources are insufficient and the need is not of permanent duration.
“(2) The Director approves each employment of a personal services contractor.
“(3) The contract length, including options, may not exceed 2 years, unless the Director makes a finding that exceptional circumstances justify an extension of up to one additional year.
“(4) Not more than a total of 60 United States citizens or aliens are employed at any one time as personal services contractors under the program.
“(c) Termination of Authority.—The authority to award personal services contracts under the pilot program authorized by this section shall terminate on December 31, 2009. A contract entered into prior to the termination date under this subsection may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 6 months after such termination date.”
[Pub. L. 113–76, div. K, title I, Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 471, provided in part: “That the authority provided by section 504(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107–228; 22 U.S.C. 6206 note) shall remain in effect through September 30, 2014”.]
[Pub. L. 112–74, div. I, title I, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1171, provided in part: “That the authority provided by section 504(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107–228; 22 U.S.C. 6206 note) shall remain in effect through September 30, 2012”.]