5 U.S. Code § 5761. Foreign language proficiency pay awards for the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may, under regulations prescribed by the Director, pay a cash award of up to 10 percent of basic pay to any Bureau employee who maintains proficiency in a language or languages critical to the mission or who uses one or more foreign languages in the performance of official duties.

(Added Pub. L. 111–117, div. B, title II, § 219(a), Dec. 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3141.)