Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 94 Part 2.djvu/796
94 STAT. 2074
PUBLIC LAW 96-465—OCT. 17, 1980
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Foreign Assistance Act. Arms Control and Disarmament Act. Repealed provisions. Other conforming amendments. Model foreign langueige competence posts. CHAPTER 3—AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE
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2301. Remployment rights. 2302. Salary for ambassadors at large. 2303. Advances of pay incident to departures from posts abroad. 2304. Premium pay. 2305. Severance pay. 2306. Attorneys fees in backpay cases. 2307. Separate maintenance allowance. 2308. Ekiucation allowance. 2309. Posts requiring special incentives. 2310. Advances of pay. 2311. Danger pay allowance. 2312. Leave. 2313. Retirement credit for imprisoned foreign nationals and for service with certain overseas broadcasting organizations. Sec. 2314. Conforming amendments to title 5. CHAPTER 4—SAVING PROVISIONS, CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT, AND EFFECTIVE DATE
Sec. 2401. Saving provisions. Sec. 2402. Congressional oversight of implementation. Sec. 2403. Effective date.
TITLE I—THE FOREIGN SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES CHAPTER 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS
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101. FINDINGS AND OBJECTIVES.—(a) The Congress finds that— (1) a career foreign service, characterized by excellence and professionalism, is essential in the national interest to assist the President and the Secretary of State in conducting the foreign affairs of the United States; (2) the scope and complexity of the foreign affairs of the Nation have heightened the need for a professional foreign service that will serve the foreign affairs interests of the United States in an integrated fashion and that can provide a resource of qualified personnel for the President, the Secretary of State, and the agencies concerned with foreign affairs; (3) the Foreign Service of the United States, established under the Act of May 24, 1924 (commonly known as the Rogers Act) and continued by the Foreign Service Act of 1946, must be preserved, strengthened, and improved in order to carry out its mission effectively in response to the complex challenges of modern diplomacy and international relations; (4) the members of the Foreign Service should be representative of the American people, aware of the principles and history of the United States and informed of current concerns and trends in American life, knowledgeable of the affairs, cultures, and languages of other countries, and available to serve in assignments throughout the world; and (5) the Foreign Service should be operated on the basis of merit principles. (b) The objective of this Act is to strengthen and improve the Foreign Service of the United States by— (1) assuring, in accordance with merit principles, admission through impartial and rigorous examination, acquisition of SEC.