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should forward to the designated depository office of the employing
wency a request for review of the case. This request should contain
statement of circumstances of the award and such documentation
from the foreign government as has accompanied it. The depository
fice will obtain the decision of the cognizant office as to whether
me award meets the statutory criteria and thus whether the deco-
mation may be retained and worn. Pending receipt of that decision,
the decoration should remain in the custody of the recipient.
Approval of retention of gifts or decorations with employ.

ing agency for official use.
a) At the request of an overseas post or an office within the em-
ploying agency, a gift or decoration deemed to have been accepted
behalf of the United States may be retained for official use.

(ii) A brief description of the gift and the circumstances justifying acceptance;

(iii) The identity of the foreign government and the name and position of the individual who presented the gift;

(iv) The date of acceptance of the gift;

(v) The donee's best estimate in specific dollar terms of the value of the gift in the United States at the time of acceptance; and

(vi) Disposition or current location of the gift. (For State De partment employees, forms for this purpose are available in

the Office of Protocol.) (2) For each gift of travel or travel expenses:

(i) The name and position of the employee;

(ii) A brief description of the gift and the circumstances justifying acceptance; and

(iii) The identity of the foreign government and the name and position of the individual who presented the gift. (c) The information contained in the statements called for in paragraph b of this section is needed to comply with the statutory requirement that, not later than January 31 of each year, the Secretary of State publish in the Federal Register a comprehensive listing of all such statements filed by Federal employees concerning gifts of more than minimal value received by them during the preceding year. $ 3.7 Decorations.

(a) Decorations tendered in recognition of active field service in time of combat operations or awarded for other outstanding or un usually meritorious performance may be accepted, retained, and worn by an employee, subject to the approval of the employing agency. Without such approval, the decoration is deemed to have been accepted on behalf of the United States and, like tangible gifts of more than minimal value, must be deposited by the employee with the designated depository office for the employing agency within sixty days after acceptance, for retention for official use or for disposal in accordance with $ 3.9.

(b) The decision as to whether a decoration has been awarded for outstanding or unusually meritorious performance will be made:

(1) For the Department of State, by the supervising Assistant Secretary of State or comparable official, except that, in the case of a decoration awarded to an Assistant Secretary or other officer of comparable or higher rank, the decision shall be made by the Office of Protocol;

(2) For IDCA, by the Assistant Director for Administration; (3) For AID, by the Director of Personnel Management; and (4) For USÍA, by the Supervising Associate Director, the General Counsel, or the Director of the Office of Congressional and Public Liaison (for domestic employees), and by the Direc

tor of Area Offices (for overseas employees). (c) To justify an affirmative decision, a statement from the foreign government, preferably in the form of a citation which shows the specific basis for the tender of the award, should be supplied. An employee who has received or been tendered a decoration

Such retention should be approved:

(1) For the Department of State, by the Chief of Protocol;
(2) For IDCA, by AID's Director of Management Operations;
(3) For AID, by the Director of Management Operations; and

(4) For USIA, by the Associate Director for Management. However

, to qualify for such approval, the gift or decoration should an item which can be used in the normal conduct of agency Tuness

, such as a rug or a tea service, or an art object meriting Esplay , such as a painting or sculpture

. Personal gift items, such 3 wristwatches

, jewelry, or wearing apparel, should not be regardin a suitable for “official use". Only under unusual circumstances Til retention of a decoration for official use be authorized. Every store should be made to place each "official use" item in a location het will afford the largest number of employees, and, if feasible, sembers of the public, the maximum opportunity to receive the keit of its display, provided the security of the location is ade

o Items approved for official use must be accounted for and seguarded as Federal property at all times under standard Federproperty management procedures. Within 30 days after the offia use of a gift has been terminated, the gift or decoration shall * deposited with the designated depository office of the employing procey to be held pending completion of disposal arrangements by

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*De General Services Administration.
119 Disposal of gifts and decorations which become the proper-

ty of the United States.
la Gifts and decorations which have been reported to an employ-
* agency shall either be returned to the donor or kept in safe
Burage pending receipt of instructions from the General Services
ensions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act
149
, 63 Stat

. 377, as amended, and the Federal Property Manement Regulations (41 CFR Part 101-49). The employing agency fall examine each gift or decoration and the circumstances sur

Administration for transfer, donation or other disposal under the

· Funding its donation and assess whether any adverse effect upon the foreign relations of the United States might result from a retum of the gift (or decoration) to the donor, which shall be the Terred means of disposal. If this is not deemed feasible, the em

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should forward to the designated depository office of the employing
agency a request for review of the case. This request should contain
a statement of circumstances of the award and such documentation
from the foreign government as has accompanied it. The depository
office will obtain the decision of the cognizant office as to whether
the award meets the statutory criteria and thus whether the deco-
ration may be retained and worn. Pending receipt of that decision,
the decoration should remain in the custody of the recipient.
$ 3.8 Approval of retention of gifts or decorations with employ.

ing agency for official use.
(a) At the request of an overseas post or an office within the em-
ploying agency, a gift or decoration deemed to have been accepted
on behalf of the United States may be retained for official use.
Such retention should be approved:

(1) For the Department of State, by the Chief of Protocol;
(2) For IDCA, by AID's Director of Management Operations;
(3) For AID, by the Director of Management Operations; and

(4) For USIA,' by the Associate Director for Management. However, to qualify for such approval, the gift or decoration should be an item which can be used in the normal conduct of agency business, such as a rug or a tea service, or an art object meriting display, such as a painting or sculpture. Personal gift items, such as wristwatches, jewelry, or wearing apparel, should not be regarded as suitable for "official use". Only under unusual circumstances will retention of a decoration for official use be authorized. Every effort should be made to place each “official use" item in a location that will afford the largest number of employees, and, if feasible, members of the public, the maximum opportunity to receive the benefit of its display, provided the security of the location is adequate.

(b) Items approved for official use must be accounted for and safeguarded as Federal property at all times under standard Federal property management procedures. Within 30 days after the official use of a gift has been terminated, the gift or decoration shall be deposited with the designated depository office of the employing agency to be held pending completion of disposal arrangements by the General Services Administration. 8 3.9 Disposal of gifts and decorations which become the proper

ty of the United States. (a) Gifts and decorations which have been reported to an employing agency shall either be returned to the donor or kept in safe storage pending receipt of instructions from the General Services Administration for transfer, donation or other disposal under the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 377, as amended, and the Federal Property Management Regulations (41 CFR Part 101-49). The employing agency shall examine each gift or decoration and the circumstances surrounding its donation and assess whether any adverse effect upon the foreign relations of the United States might result from a return of the gift (or decoration) to the donor, which shall be the preferred means of disposal. If this is not deemed feasible, the em

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ploying agency is required by GSA regulations to report deposit of the gift or decoration within 30 calendar days, using Stardard Form 120, Report of Excess Personal Property and, as necessary, Standard Form 120A, Continuation Sheet, and citing Section 1342 of Title 5, U.S. Code (19761, on the reporting document. Such re ports shall be submitted to the General Services Administration. Washington National Capital Region WDPO), Attention: Federal Property Resources Service, Seventh and D Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20407.

(b) No gift or decoration deposited with the General Services Administration for disposal may be sold without the approval of the Secretary of State, upon a determination that the sale will not adversely affect the foreign relations of the United States. When depositing gifts or decorations with the designated depository office of their employing agency, employees may indicate their interest in participating in any subsequent sale of the items by the Government. Before gifts and decorations may be considered for sale by the General Services Administration, however, they must first have been offered for transfer to Federal agencies and for donation to the States. Consequently, employees should understand that there is no assurance that an item will be offered for sale, or, if so offered, that it will be feasible for an employee to participate in the sale. Employees are reminded in this connection that the primary aim of the Act is to discourage employees' acceptance of gifts of more than minimal value. $ 3.10 Enforcement.

(a) Each employing agency is responsible under the Act for re porting to the Attorney General cases in which there is reason to believe that one of its employees has violated the Act. The Attorney General in turn may file a civil action in any United States District Court against any Federal employee who has knowingly solicited or accepted a gift from a foreign government in violation of the Act, or who has failed to deposit or report such gift, as an Act required by the Act. In such case, the court may assess a maximum penalty of the retail value of a gift improperly solicited or received, plus $5,000.

(b) Supervisory officials at all levels within employing agencies shall be responsible for providing periodic reorientation of all employees under their supervision on the basic features of the Act and these regulations, and for ensuring that those employees observe the requirements for timely reporting and deposit of any gifts of more than minimal value they may have accepted.

(c) Employees are advised of the following actions which may result from failure to comply with the requirements of the Act and these regulations:

(1) Any supervisor who has substantial reason to believe that an employee under his or her supervision has violated the reporting or other compliance provisions of the Act shall report the facts and circumstances in writing to the senior official in charge of administration within the cognizant bureau or office or at the post abroad. If that official upon investigation decides that an employee who is the donee of a gift or is the recipient of travel or travel expenses has, through actions within the employee's control, failed to comply with the procedures established by the Act and these regulations, the case shall be referred to the Attorney General for appropriate action.

(2) In cases of confirmed evidence of a violation, whether or not such violation results in the taking of action by the Attorney General, the senior administrative official referred to in $ 3.10(c)(1) as responsible for forwarding a violation report to the Attorney General shall institute appropriate disciplinary action against an employee who has failed to (i) Deposit tangible gifts within 60 days after acceptance, (ii) account properly for the acceptance of travel expenses or (iii) comply with the Act's requirements respecting disposal of gifts and decorations retained for official use.

(3) In cases where there is confirmed evidence of a violation, but no evidence that the violation was willful on the part of the employee, the senior administrative official referred to in $ 3.10(c)(1) shall institute appropriate disciplinary action of a lesser degree than that called for in $ 3.10(c)2) in order to deter future violations by the same or another employee. 83.11 Responsibility of chief of mission to inform host govern

ment of restrictions on employee's receipt of gifts and

decorations. A special provision of the Act requires the President to direct every chief of a United States diplomatic mission to inform the host government that it is a general policy of the United States Government to prohibit its employes from receiving gifts of more than minimal value or decorations that have not been tendered "in recognition of active field service in time of combat operations or awarded for other outstanding or unusually meritorious performance.” Accordingly, all Chiefs of Mission shall in January of each year conduct a thorough and explicit program of orientation aimed at appropriate officials of the host government concerning the operation of the Act. 8 3.12 Exemption of grants and other foreign government assist

ance in cultural exchange programs from coverage of

foreign gifts and decorations legislation. The Act specifically excludes from its application grants and other forms of assistance_“to which section 108A of the Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 applies". See 22 U.S.C. 2558 (a) and (b) for the terms and conditions under which Congress consents to the acceptance by a Federal employee of grants and other forms of assistance provided by a foreign government to facilitate the participation of such employee in a cultural exchange.

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8. Immigration, Migration and Refugee Assistance

a. Administration

1 for contributions to the activities of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for assistance to refugees under his mandate or persons on behalf of whom he is exercising his good offices, and for contributions to the International Organization for Migration, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and to other relevant international organizations; and (2) 6 for assistance to or on behalf of refugees who are outside the United States designated by the President (by class, group, or designation of their respective countries of origin or areas of residence) when the President determines that such assistance will contribute to the foreign policy interests of the United States. d'1 Whenever the President determines it to be important in the national interest he is authorized to furnish on such terms

(1) Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended Public Law 87-510 [H.R. 8291), 76 Stat. 121, approved June 28, 1962, as amended

by Public Law 88-634 (H.R. 11812), 78 Stat. 1021, approved October 7, 1964; Public Law 94-141 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1976; S. 15171, 89 Stat. 756, approved November 29, 1975; Public Law 96-212 (Refugee Act of 1980, S. 643), 94 Stat. 102, approved March 17, 1980; Public Law 96-465 (Foreign Service Act of 1980, H.R. 6790), 94 Stat. 2071 at 2162, approved October 17, 1980; Public Law 99-93 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987; H.R. 2068), 99 Stat 405, approved August 16, 1985; Public Law 101-246 [Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991; H.R. 3792). 104 Stat. 15, approved February 16, 1990; Public Law 103-236 [Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995; H.R. 2333), 108 Stat. 382, approved April 30, 1994 AN ACT To enable the United States to participate in the assistance rendered to

certain migrants and refugees. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the

"Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962. Sec. 2.1 (a) The President is hereby authorized to continue membership for

the United States in the International Organization for Migration 2 in accordance with its constitution approved in Venice

, Italy, on October 19, 1953, as amended in Geneva, Switzerland, on ugees and migrants and to enhance the economic progress of the developing countries by providing for a coordinated supply offert lected manpower, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary from time to time for the point ment by the United States of its contributions to the Organiza tion * and all necessary salaries and expenses incidental to United States participation in the Organization.*

(b) 5 There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary from time to time

"MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE Trenpenses

, not otherwise provided for, necessary to enable the Secretary of State to pro 3.5 authorized by law, a contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross and spect to refugees, including contributions to the Intergovernmental Committee for Mizra and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, salaries and expenses of person

dependents as authorized by the Foreign Service Act of 1904, allowances as authorized stions 1821 through 5925 of title 5, United States Code: hire of passenger Dortor ve ucies Teies as authorized by section 3109 of title

5, United States Code $570.681Prorided, noce less than $80,000,000

shall be available for Soviet, Eastern European and other refu stling in Israel: Provided further, That not more than $11.500.000 of the funde approprr ke peter this heading shall be available for the administrative expenses of the Office o' Refuare grams of the Department of State.".

* of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1997 (Pupic Lax -3, 10k Stat 390), provided the following:

164. MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE & AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—

There are authorized to be appropriated for Migration and Refugee Assistance for taborized activities, $589,188.000 for the fiscal year 1994 and $392,660un tur tot lusca

There are authorized to be appropriated $80.000.000 for the fiscal year 1994 and a. for the fiscal year 1995 for assistance for refugees resettling in Israel

There are authorized to be appropriated $1,500,000 for the fiscal year 1994 and ne medicine, clothing and medical and vacational training w persones displaced as a Set of civil conflict in Burma, including persons still within Burria

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madential Determination No. 93-33 of August 19, 1993 (58 F.R. 43777), provided the followen and thereby designate Abricat refugees who have returned to their countries of grigin as e poiky interests of te Utilied States.' dertial Determination No 96-1 of October 1, 1993 5 FR 52213), provided the foliowing I hereby decermine that assistance to or on behalf of persons applying for admission W

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Sky Nest of the notes Sales and designatt such persone for this purposesgrad

Sias a DAT O ide oversea refugee admission program will contribute to its for 22 and Oetermine that suct assistance will contribute to the foreign policy intereste o

22 U.S.C. 2601. Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 459), struck out “Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration 2 Sec. 430(aX1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public

International 3 Sec. 430(a3) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law ; . ), 4 Sec. 430(aX2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public

as in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20: Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 459), struck out “Committee" and inserted in lieu thereof "Organization". through (6) and adding new pars. (1) and (2).

5 Sec. 3121bXl) of Public Law 96-212 (94 Stat. 116) amended subsec. (b) by striking pars. (1) State are provided in the annual Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs

Appropriations for Migration and Refugee Assistance administered by the Department of Appropriations Act. For fiscal year 1994, title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1994 (Public Law 103-87; 107 Stat. 940) provided:

te wordance wito Section 101tan42 of the Act ( U.S.C 1101 a 421) and after appropriate 22 2 tot ongres I also specify inar. for FY 1994, the following persone may if ac tursidered refugees for the purpose of admission to the United States

2011 oi nationally or habitual residence

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Persone in the former Soviet Union."

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pred termination No 14 osanuary 19 199 FR provided the follow

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