Page images
PDF
EPUB

Disarmament Agency in the same manner as such subsections apply to the Department of State, except that the Director of the United States Information Agency, the Administrator of the Agency for International Development, and the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency shall be subject to the limitations and authority of the Secretary of State under subsections (a) and (b) for their respective agencies.

(d) AMENDMENT TO FOREIGN SERVICE ACT OF 1980.-Section 405(bX4) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3965(b)(4)) is amended to read as follows:

"(4) Any award under this section shall be subject to the limitation on certain payments under section 5307 of title 5,

.”

[ocr errors]

SEC. 175. REPORT ON CLASSIFICATION OF SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE

POSITIONS. (a) AUDIT AND REVIEW.-Not later than December 31, 1994, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a classificatior. audit of all Senior Foreign Service positions in Washington, District of Columbia, assigned to the Department of State, the Agency for International Development, and the United States Information Agency and shall review the methods for classification of such positions.

(b) REPORT.-Not later than March 1, 1995, the Comptroller General shall submit a report of such audit and review to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. SEC. 176. ALLOWANCES.

(a) AWAY-FROM-POST EDUCATION ALLOWANCE. Section 5924(4XA) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: "When travel from school to post is infeasible, travel may be allowed between the school attended and the home of a designated relative or family friend or to join a parent at any location, with the allowable travel expense not to exceed the cost of travel between the school and the post.”.

(b) EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD. Section 5924(4)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended in the first sentence after "in the United States' by inserting “(or to and from a school outside the United States if the dependent is attending that school for less than one year under a program approved by the school in the United States at which the dependent is enrolled, with the allowable travel expense not to exceed the cost of travel to and from the school in the United States)”.

SEC. 178.39 MID-LEVEL WOMEN AND MINORITY PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

(a) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this section to promote the acquisition and retention of highly qualified, trained, and experienced women and minority personnel within the Foreign Service, to provide the maximum opportunity for the Foreign Service to meet staffing needs and to acquire the services of experienced and talented women and minority personnel, and to help alleviate the impact of downsizing, reduction-in-force, and budget restrictions occurring in the defense and national security-related agencies of the United States.

(b) ESTABLISHMENT.–For each of the fiscal years 1994 and 1995, the Secretary of State shall to the maximum extent practicable appoint to the Foreign Service qualified women and minority applicants who are participants in the priority placement program of the Department of Defense, the Department of Defense out-placement referral program, the Office of Personnel Management Automated Applicant Referral System, or the Office of Personnel Management Interagency Placement Program. The Secretary shall make such appointments through the mid-level entry program of the Department of State under section 306 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980.

(c) REPORT.-Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall prepare and submit a report concerning the implementation of subsection (a) to the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Such report shall include recommendations on methods to improve implementation of the purpose of this section. SEC. 179.40 EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE REFERRAL SYSTEM FOR CERTAIN

MEMBERS OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE. (a) REFERRAL SYSTEM.—Certain members of the Foreign Service (as described in subsection (b)), may participate in the Office of Personnel Management's Interagency Placement programs or any successor program. Such members of the Foreign Service shall be treated in the same manner as employees participating in such a program as of the effective date of this Act.

(b) CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE.—For purposes of this section, the term “members of the Foreign Service” means any individual holding a career or career candidate appointment under chapter 3 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980.

[ocr errors]

*

SEC. 181. REDUCTION IN FORCE AUTHORITY WITH REGARD TO CERTAIN

MEMBERS OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE. (a) 41 IN GENERAL.(b) MANAGEMENT RIGHTS.

* * *

39 22 U.S.C. 3922a note. 40 22 U.S.C. 4010a note.

41 Sec. 181(a) amended the Foreign Service Act of 1980 by adding a new sec. 611, relating to reductions in force, and made corresponding technical amendments. For text of sec. 611, see

page 517.

(c) 42 CONSULTATION.—The Secretary of State (or in the case of any other agency authorized by law to utilize the Foreign Service personnel system), the head of that agency shall consult with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management before prescribing regulations for reductions in force under section 611 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (as added by subsection (a) of this section), and shall publish such regulations. SEC. 182. RESTORATION OF WITHHELD BENEFITS.

(a) 43 ELIGIBILITY.—With respect to any person for which the Secretary of State and the Secretary concerned within the Department of Defense has approved the employment or the holding of a position pursuant to the provisions of section 1058, title 10, United States Code, before the date of enactment of this Act, the consents, approvals and determinations under that section shall be deemed to be effective as of January 1, 1993.

(b) TECHNICAL CORRECTION. Subsection (d) of section 1433 of Public Law 103-160 is repealed.

SUBPART 2_FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCE WITHIN THE FOREIGN

SERVICE

SEC. 191. FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCE WITHIN THE FOREIGN

SERVICE. (a) 44 REGULATIONS.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall promulgate regulations

(1) establishing hiring preferences for Foreign Service Officer candidates competent in languages, with priority preference given to those languages in which the Department of State has a deficit;

(2) establishing a standard that employees will not receive long-term training in more than 3 languages, and requiring that employees achieve full professional proficiency (S4/R4) in 1 language as a condition for training in a third, with exceptions for priority needs of the service at the discretion of the Director General;

(3) requiring that employees receiving long-term training in a language, or hired with a hiring preference for a language, serve at least 2 tours in jobs requiring that language, with exceptions for certain limited-use languages and priority needs of the service at the discretion of the Director General;

(4) requiring that significant consideration be given to foreign language competence and use in the evaluation, assignment, and promotion of all Foreign Service Officers of the Department of State;

(5) requiring the identification of appropriate Washington, D.C. metropolitan area positions as language-designated; and

(6) requiring remedial training and suspension of language differential payments for employees receiving such payments who have failed to maintain required levels of proficiency.

42 22 U.S.C. 4010a note. 43 10 U.S.C. 1058 note. 44 22 U.S.C. 3926 note.

(b) REPEAL.-Section 164 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (22 U.S.C. 4001 note; Public Law 101-246) is repealed. SEC. 192.45 DESIGNATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES COORDI

NATOR. (a) POLICY.—It is the sense of the Congress that

(1) the Department of State, by virtue of the Secretary's overall responsibility under section 701(a) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4011(a) for training and instruction in the field of foreign relations to meet the needs of all Federal agencies, should take the lead in this interagency effort; and

(2) in order to promote efficiency and quality in the training provided by the Secretary of State and other Federal agencies, the Secretary should call upon other agencies to share in the joint management and coordination of Federal foreign lan

guage resources. (b) FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES COORDINATOR. —

(1) The Secretary of State should appoint a Foreign Language Resources Coordinator (in this subsection referred to as the "Coordinator”) who shall be responsible

(A) for coordinating the efforts of the appropriate agencies of Government

(i) to strengthen mechanisms for sharing of foreign language resources; and

(ii) to identify Federal foreign language resource requirements in the areas of diplomacy, military preparedness, international security, and other foreign

policy objectives; and (B) for making recommendations to the Secretary of State as to which Federal foreign language assets, if any, should be made available to the private sector in support

of national global economic competitiveness goals. (2) All appropriate United States Government agencies maintaining and utilizing Federal foreign language training and re

lated resources shall cooperate fully with any Coordinator. SEC. 193.46 FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES.

(a) SURCHARGE FOR CERTAIN FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State is authorized to require the payment of an appropriate fee, surcharge, or reimbursement for providing other Federal agencies with foreign language translation and interpretation services.

(b) USE OF FUNDS.-Funds collected under the authority of subsection (a) shall be deposited as an offsetting collection to any Department of State appropriation to recover the cost of providing translation or interpretation services in any foreign language. Such funds may remain available until expended.

45 22 U.S.C. 4021 note. 46 22 U.S.C. 2695a.

TITLE II—UNITED STATES INFORMATIONAL,
EDUCATIONAL, AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS 47

TITLE III-UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL

BROADCASTING ACT 47

TITLE IV–INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

PART A UNITED NATIONS REFORM AND PEACEKEEPING

OPERATIONS 48

SEC. 401. UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.

(a) WITHHOLDING OF PORTION OF CERTAIN ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS.-Until a certification is made under subsection (b), the following amounts shall be withheld from obligation and expenditure (in addition to any amounts required to be withheld by any other provision of this Act):

(1) FY 1994 ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR U.N. REGULAR BUDGET.—Of the funds appropriated for “Contributions to International Organizations" for fiscal year 1994, 10 percent of the amount for United States assessed contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations shall be withheld.

(2) FY 1995 ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR U.N. REGULAR BUDGET.Of the funds appropriated for “Contributions to International Organizations” for fiscal year 1995, 20 percent of the amount for United States assessed contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations shall be withheld.

(3) SUPPLEMENTAL ASSESSED PEACEKEEPING CONTRIBUTIONS.Of the funds appropriated for “Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities” for a fiscal year pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under section 102(d), 50 percent

shall be withheld. (b) CERTIFICATION.—The certification referred to in subsection (a) is a certification by the President to the Congress that

(1) the United Nations has established an independent office of Inspector General to conduct and supervise objective audits, inspections, and investigations relating to the programs and operations of the United Nations;

(2) the Secretary General of the United Nations has appointed an Inspector General, with the approval of the General Assembly, and that appointment was made principally on the basis of the appointee's integrity and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public administration, or investigations;

(3) the Inspector General is authorized to

47 For titles II and III, relating to U.S. informational, educational, and cultural programs, USIA and related agencies, and international broadcasting, see beginning at page 936.

48 This part also is printed in section H–United Nations and Other International Organizations, beginning at page 1536.

« PreviousContinue »