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PUBLIC LAW 94-350—JULY 12, 1976
90 STAT. 827
of the United States in the Canal Zone and in the operation, maintenance, property, and defense of the Panama Canal. INTERNATIONAL
SEC. 115. After the date of enactment of this Act, any commissioner of the International Joint Commission appointed on the part of the United States, pursuant to article VII of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain relating to boundary waters between the United States and Canada, signed at Washington on January 11, 1909 (36 Stat. 2448; TS 548; III Redmond 2607), shall be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. FOREIGN
SEC. 116. (a) The Act entitled "An Act to provide certain basic authority for the Department of State", approved August 1, 1956, as amended by section 104 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "SEC. 20. Any expenditure for any gift for any person of any foreign 22 USC 2690. country which involves any funds made available to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and Consular Service shall be audited by the Comptroller General and reports thereon made to the Congress to such extent and at such times as he may determine necessary. The representatives of the General Accounting Office shall have access to all books, accounts, records, reports, files, and all other papers, things, or property pertaining to such expenditure and necessary to facilitate the audit.". STATE DEPARTMENT/UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY PERSONNEL SYSTEM
SEC. 117. It is the sense of Congress that the proliferation of personnel categories within the State Department and the United States Information Agency (the several categories being characterized by various standards for hiring, tenure, and pay) has resulted in a personnel system susceptible to inefficiency, inequity, and abuse. Therefore, within one hundred and eighty days of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall transmit to Congress a comprehensive plan for the improvement and simplification of this system, such plan to include a reduction in the number of personnel categories, and proposed legislation if necessary.
Comprehensive plan, transmittal to Congress.
SEC. 118. (a) Section 2 of the Act of June 11, 1959 (Public Law 86-42; 73 Stat. 72), is amended by striking out "$30,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$50,000", and by striking out "$15,000" each time it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "25,000". (b) Section 2 of the Act of April 9, 1960 (Public Law 86-420; 74 Stat. 40), is amended by striking out "$30,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$50,000", and by striking out "$15,000" each time it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$25,000". MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PROTECTION
SEC. 119. Title X of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new part:
22 USC 276e.
22 USC 276i.