101 STAT. 1360
PUBLIC LAW 100-204—DEC. 22, 1987
opportunities should be accorded to the Civil Service employees of the Department; and (3) a goal of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 was to strengthen the contribution made by Civil Service employees of the Department of State by creating a cadre of experienced specialists and managers in the Department to provide essential continuity. (b) EQUITABLE REDUCTION OF BUDGET.—The Secretary of State shall take all appropriate steps to assure that the burden of cuts in the budget for the Department is not imposed disproportionately or inequitably upon its Civil Service employees. (c) ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN FOR CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES.—There is established in the Office of the Sec-
retary of State the position of Ombudsman for Civil Service Employees. The position of Ombudsman for Civil Service Employees shall be a career reserved position within the Senior Executive Service. The Ombudsman for Civil Service Employees shall report directly to the Secretary of State and shall have the right to participate in all Management Council meetings to assure that the ability of the Civil Service employees to contribute to the achievement of the Department's mandated responsibilities and the career interests of those employees are adequately represented. The position of Ombudsman for Civil Service Employees shall be designated from one of the Senior Executive Service positions (as defined in section 3132(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code) in existence on the date of enactment of this Act. (d) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the term "Civil Service employees" means employees of the Federal Government except for members of the Foreign Service (as defined in section 103 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980). SEC. 173. COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS.
22 USC 2707.
22 USC 2707 note.
(a) PAY LEVELS.—The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended— (1) in section 3503) (22 U.S.C. 2706(b)) by inserting after the second sentence the following new sentence: "The Coordinator shall be compensated at the annual rate of pay for positions authorized by section 5315 of title 5, United States Code."; and (2) in section 203(a) (22 U.S.C. 4303(a)) by inserting at the end "The Director shall be compensated at the annual rate of pay for positions authorized by section 5315 of title 5, United States Code.". O> EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) t) shall take effect 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act. (c) BUDGET ACT.—Any new spending authority (as defined in
section 401(c) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) provided by this section shall be effective for any fiscal year only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts. SEC. 174. AUDIT OF MERIT PERSONNEL SYSTEM OF FOREIGN SERVICE.
Reports. Discrimination, prohibition.
The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an audit and inspection of the operation of the merit personnel system ^^ ^j^g Foreign Service and report to the Congress, not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, as to any improvements in the merit personnel system that the Comptroller General considers necessary. The report of the Comptroller General shall pay particular attention to reports of racial, ethnic, sexual, and other