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PUBLIC LAW 86-723-SEPT. 8, 1960
Public Law 86-723 AN ACT
September 8, 1960
To amend the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Representatives of the F i g n Service United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may A c to r eAmendments of 1960. be cited as the "Foreign Service Act Amendments of 1960". 60 Stat. 1004. SEC. 2. Section 416 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended, 22 USC 871. is amended to read as follows: Staff officer "SEC. 416. (a) A person appointed as a staff officer or employee employee. shall receive basic salary at one of the rates of the class to which he is appointed which the Secretary shall, taking into account his qualifications and experience and the needs of the Service, determine to be appropriate for him to receive. "(b) Whenever the Secretary determines that the needs of the Service warrant the appointment of staff officers or employees in a particular occupational group uniformly at a rate above the minimum rate of the applicable class, he may adjust the basic salary of any staff officer or employee in the same class and occupational group who is receiving less than such established rate." 22 USC 872. SEC. 3. Section 417 of such Act is amended by striking out " (b)" in the first sentence. 22 USC 88 1. SEC. 4. Section 431 of such Act is amended by striking out in the Chiefs of m i sfirst sentence of paragraph (a) the phrase "the termination of time s i o n s. spent on authorized leave, whichever shall be later," and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase "upon termination of his service in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section,"; and by amending paragraph (b) of this section to read as follows: "(b) The official services of a chief of mission shall not be deemed terminated by the appointment of a successor but shall continue until he has relinquished charge of the mission and for such additional period as may be determined by the Secretary, but in no case shall such additional period exceed fifty days, including time spent in transit. During such period the Secretary may require him to render such services as he may deem necessary in the interests of the Government." SEC. 5. Section 441 of such Act and the heading to such section are 22 USC 886. amended to read as follows: "CLASSIFICATION
OF POSITIONS I N THE FOREIGN SERVICE A N D I N DEPARTMENT
"SEC 441. (a) Under such regulations as he may prescribe, and in order to facilitate effective management, the Secretary shall classify all positions in the Service at posts abroad, excluding positions to be occupied by chiefs of mission, and in the case of those occupied by Foreign Service officers. Reserve officers, and staff officers and employees, he shall establish such positions in relation to the classes established by Ante, 299. sections 412, 414, and 415, respectively. Positions occupied by alien 2 u s ep. 867, 869, 22 employees and consular agents, respectively, shall be allocated to such 87o classes as the Secretary may establish by regulation. "(b) Under such regulations as he mayprescribe. the Secretary may, notwithstanding the provisions of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 1071 and the following), classify positions in or 63 Stat. 954. under the Department which he designates as Foreign service Officer positions to be occupied by officers and employees of the Service, and establish such positions in relation to the classes established by sections 412^ 414, and 415." SEC. 6. Section 444 of such Act and the heading to such section are 22 USC 889. amended to read as follows: