PUBLIC LAW 96-465—OCT. 17, 1980
94 STAT. 2099
(b) Any participant in the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System who is separated under subsection (a) shall be entitled to receive a refund as provided in section 815 of the contributions made by the participant to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Except in cases where the Secretary determines that separation was based in whole or in part on the ground of disloyalty to the United States, a participant who has at least 5 years of service credit toward retirement under the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System (excluding military and naval service) may elect, in lieu of such refund, to an annuity, computed under section 806, commencing at age 60. SEC. 611. TERMINATION OF LIMITED APPOINTMENTS.—Except as provided in section 610(a)(2), the Secretary may terminate at any time the appointment of any member of the Service serving under a limited appointment who is in the Senior Foreign Service, who is assigned to a salary class in the Foreign Service Schedule, or who is a family member of a Government employee serving under a local compensation plan established under section 408. SEC. 612. TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENTS OF CONSULAR AGENTS AND FOREIGN NATIONAL EMPLOYEES.—(a) The Secretary of State may terminate at any time the appointment of any consular agent in light of the criteria and procedures normally followed in the locality in similar circumstances. (b) The Secretary may terminate at any time the appointment of any foreign national employee in light of the criteria and procedures normally followed in the locality in similar circumstances. SEC. 613. FOREIGN SERVICE AWARDS.—The President shall establish a system of awards to confer appropriate recognition of outstanding contributions to the Nation by members of the Service. The awards system established under this section shall provide for presentation by the President and by the Secretary of medals or other suitable commendations for performance in the course of or beyond the call of duty which involves distinguished, meritorious service to the Nation, including extraordinary valor in the face of danger to life or health.
Refund or annuity election.
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CHAPTER 7—FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND ORIENTATION
701. FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE.—(a) The Secretary of State 22 USC 402i. shall maintain and operate the Foreign Service Institute (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the "Institute"), originally established under section 701 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, in order to 22 USC 1041. promote career development within the Service and to provide necessary training and instruction in the field of foreign relations to members of the Service and to employees of the Department and of other agencies. The Institute shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of State. (b) To the extent practicable, the Secretary of State shall provide training under this chapter which meets the needs of all agencies, and other agencies shall avoid duplicating the facilities and training provided by the Secretary of State through the Institute and otherwise. SEC. 702. FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS.—(a) The Secretary 22 USC 4022. shall establish foreign language proficiency requirements for members of the Service who are to be assigned abroad in order that Foreign Service posts abroad will be staffed by individuals having a useful knowledge of the language or dialect common to the country in which the post is located. SEC.