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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-465—OCT. 17, 1980

94 STAT. 2079

(A) with respect to personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service, and (B) with respect to other personnel of the Department of Agriculture to the extent the President determines to be necessary in order to enable the Department of Agriculture to carry out functions which require service abroad. (3) The Secretary of Commerce may utilize the Foreign Service personnel system in accordance with this Act— (A) with respect to the personnel performing functions transferred to the Department of Commerce from the Department of State by Reorganization Plan Numbered 3 of 1979, and (B) with respect to other personnel of the Department of Commerce to the extent the President determines to be necessary in order to enable the Department of Commerce to carry out functions which require service abroad. (b) Subject to section 201(b)— (1) the agency heads referred to in subsection (a), and (2) the head of any other agency (to the extent authority to utilize the Foreign Service personnel system is granted to such agency head under any other Act), shall in the case of their respective agencies exercise the functions vested in the Secretary by this Act. SEC. 203. COMPATIBILITY AMONG AGENCIES UTILIZING THE FOREIGN SERVICE PERSONNEL SYSTEM.—(a) The Service shall be administered to the extent practicable in a manner that will assure maximum compatibility among the agencies authorized by law to utilize the Foreign Service personnel system. To this end, the other heads of such agencies shall consult regularly with the Secretary of State. (b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as diminishing the authority of the head of any agency authorized by law to utilize the Foreign Service personnel system. SEC. 204. CONSOUDATED AND UNIFORM ADMINISTRATION OF THE SERVICE.—The Secretary shall on a continuing basis consider the need for uniformity of personnel policies and procedures and for consolidation (in accordance with section 23 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2695)) of personnel functions among agencies utilizing the Foreign Service personnel system. Where feasible, the Secretary of State shall encourage (in consultation with the other heads of such agencies) the development of uniform policies and procedures and consolidated personnel functions. SEC. 205. COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE FOREIGN SERVICE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL SYSTEMS.—The Service shall be administered to the extent practicable in cwiformity with general policies and regulations of the Government. The Secretary shall consult with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the heads of such other agencies as the President shall determine, in order to assure compatibility of the Foreign Service personnel system with other Government personnel systems to the extent practicable. SEC. 206. REGULATIONS; DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS.—(a) The Secretary may prescribe such regulations as the Secretary deems appropriate to carry out functions under this Act. (b) The Secretary may delegate functions under this Act which are vested in the Secretary to any employee of the Department or any member of the Service. SEC. 207. CHIEF OF MISSION.—(a) Under the direction of the President, the chief of mission to a foreign country—

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