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[74 Stat. 833]
[74 Stat. 833]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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after retired under the provisions of section 803 shall not, by reason of his retired status, be barred from employment in Federal Government service in any appointive position tor which he is qualified. An annuitant so reemployed shall serve at the will of the appointing officer." SEC. 11. Section 528 of such Act is amended by striking out in the second sentence of such section the phrase "subsection (d), section 7, of the Classification Act of 1923" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "the Classification Act of 1949". SEC. 12. Section 531 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 531. The Secretary may, under such regulations as he may prescribe, appoint staff officers and employees on the basis of qualifications and experience. The Secretary may make provisions for temporary, limited, and such other types of appointment as he may deem necessary. He is authorized to establish appropriate probationary periods during which newly appointed staff officers or employees, other than those appointed for temporary or limited services shall be required to serve. The Secretary may terminate at any time, without regard to the provisions of section 637, or the provisions of any other law, the services of staff officers or employees appointed for temporary or limited service and staff officers or employees who have not completed probationary periods, except that if such separation is by reason of misconduct the provisions of section 637 shall be applicable. SEC. 13. Section 532 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 532. Under such regulations as he may prescribe, the Secretary may assign a staff officer or employee to any post or he may assign liim to serve m any position in which he is eligible to serve under the terms of this or any other Act. A staff officer or employee may be transferred from one post to another by order of the Secretary as the interests of the Service may require." SEC. 14. (a) Section 571 of such Act is amended by striking out paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d), and the heading to such section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "ASSIGNMENTS TO ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

"SEC..571. (a) Any officer or employee of the Service may, in the discretion of the Secretary, be assigned or detailed for duty in any Government agency, or in any international organization, international commission, or international body, such an assignment or combination of assignments to be for a period of not more than four years, except that under special circumstances the Secretary may extend this four-year period for not more than four additional years. "(b) If a Foreign Service officer shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or by the President alone, to a position in any Government agency, any United States delegation or mission to any international organization, in any international commission, or in any international body, the period of his service in such capacity shall be construed as constituting an assignment within the meaning of paragraph (a) of this section and such person shall not, by virtue of the acceptance of such an assignmentj lose his status as a Foreign Service officer. Service in such a position shall not, however, be subject to the limitations concerning the duration of an assignment contained in that paragraph. "(c) If the basic minimum salary of the position to which an officer or employee of the Service is assigned pursuant to the terms of this section is higher than the salary such officer or employee is entitled to I'eceive as an officer or employee of the Service, such officer or employee shall, during the period such difference in salary exists, receive the 48232 0 - 6 1 - 5 3

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PUBLIC LAW 86-723-SEPT. 8, 1960 Post,

p. 838.

22 USC 928.

22 USC 936. Appointments.

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p. 836.

22 USC 937. Assignments and transfers.

22 USC 961.