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[82 STAT. 810]
[82 STAT. 810]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PUBLIC LAW 90-494-AUG. 20, 1968

[82 STAT.

remaining due on the effective date of this section, if he makes application for relief within two years following the date of enactment of this Act, and if the Administrator finds that such veteran— (1) owned, or operated under a valid lease, a farm which met the requirements of the law and implementing Veterans' Administration regulations; (2) was engaged in the cultivation of such farm and was not employed on a full-time basis in a non-farm occupation; and (3) participated in the institutional instruction furnished by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board in connection with the institutional on-farm training program, even though such instruction may not have met all of the requirements of the law and implementing Veterans' Administration regulations. I n the audit and settlement of the accounts of any certifying or disbursing officer of the United States, credit shall be given for amounts for which liability is relieved by this section. Approved August 19, 1968. Public Law 90-494 August 20, 1968 [S. 633]

Foreign Service Information Officer Corps. Establishment.

AN ACT To promote the foreign policy of the United States by strengthening and improving the Foreign Service personnel system of the United States Information Agency through establishment of a Foreign Service Information OflScer Corps.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby established a category of officers of the United States Information Agency (hereinafter referred to as "the Agency") to be known as Foreign Service information officers. STATEMENT OF POLICY

SEC. 2. It is the sense of the Congress that the establishment of a permanent career service for officers of the Agency who serve our country throughout the world in a vital function of the foreign relations of the United States is essential to enable the Director of the United States Information Agency (hereinafter referred to as "the Director") to carry out effectively such functions and responsibilities assigned to the Agency. STATEMENT OF PURPOSES

SEC. 3. The Congress of the United States hereby declares that the purposes of this Act are— (a) to provide a statutory basis necessary for a worldwide career officer personnel system designed to meet the continuing needs of both the Agency and those qualified citizens who shall serve as Foreign Service information officers in this vital activity; (b) to give the Director the full range of personnel authority necessary to establish and administer the Foreign Service Information Officer Corps; (c) to regularize the personnel system of the Agency by establishing a career service in which qualified Foreign Service information officers may be recruited, trained, and serve; (d) to assure maximum efficiency and flexibility in the utilization of the talents of Foreign Service information officers; and