60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 957-AUG. 13, 1946 rates provided by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended. All appointments to the faculty or staff of the Institute shall be made without regard to political affiliations and shall be made solely on the basis of demonstrated interest in, and capacity to promote, the purposes of the Institute. (b) The Secretary may, under such regulations as he may prescribe and on a full- or part-time basis, assign or detail officers and employees of the Service to serve on the faculty or staff of the Institute or to receive training at the Institute. (c) The Secretary may, under such regulations as he may prescribe and on a full- or part-time basis, assign or detail any officer or employee of the Department, and, with the consent of the head of the Government agency concerned, any other officer or employee of the Government, to serve on the faculty or staff of the Institute, or to receive training. During the period of his assignment or detail, such officer or employee shall be considered as remaining in the position from which assigned. (d) It shall be the duty of the Director to make recommendations to the Secretary with regard to the appointment, assignment, or detail of persons to serve on the faculty or staff of the Institute, and the Secretary shall in each case take such recommendations into consideration in making such appointments, assignments, or details. INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION AT OTHER ILOCATITIES THAN THE INSTITUTE SEC. 705. The Secretary may, under such regulations as he may prescribe, pay the tuition and other expenses of officers and employees of the Service, assigned or detailed in accordance with the provisions of section 573 (b) for special instruction or training at or with public or private nonprofit institutions, trade, labor, agricultural, or scientific associations, or commercial firms. ENDOWMENTS AND GIFTS TO THE INSTITUTE SEC. 706. The Secretary may accept, receive, hold, and administer gifts, bequests, or devises of money, securities, or property made for the benefit of, or in connection with, the Foreign Service Institute in accordance with part C of title X. ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR THE INSTITUTE SEC. 707. The Secretary may, in the name of the United States, acquire such real property as may be necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Institute and, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, such other property and equipment as may be necessary for its operation and maintenance. TITLE VIII-THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM PArr A-EsTABIISEUENTr OF SYSTEM BULES AND REGULATIONS SEC. 801. (a) The President may prescribe rules and regulations for the maintenance of a Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System, originally established by section 18 of the Act of May 24, 1924 (43 Stat. 144), referred to hereafter as the System. (b) The Secretary shall administer the System in accordance with such rules and regulations and with the principles established by this Act 1019 Officers, etc., of Service. Officers, etc., of Department or other agency. Recommendations of Director. Ante, p. 1012 . PB, p. 1081. Antr, p. 809 . Pod,p . 103& Administrtion.