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"Reimbusement of contributions.

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Letter from President-

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Letter from Secretary of State-

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FOREIGN SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES.

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Monday, December 11, 1922. The committee this day met, Hon. Stephen G. Porter (chairman) presiding.

The committee had under consideration H. R. 12543, which reads as follows:

A BILL For the reorganization and improvement of the Foreign Service of the United

States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the Diplomatic and Consular Service of the United States shall be known as the Foreign Service of the United States.

SEC. 2. That the officers in the Foreign Service shall hereafter be graded and classified as follows, with the salaries of each class herein affixed thereto: Ambassadors and ministers as now or hereafter provided—Foreign Service officer, class 1, $9,000; Foreign Service officer, class 2, $8,000; Foreign Service officer, class 3 (of whom as many as may be provided for by Congress annually upon the recommendation of the Secretary of State shall be designated as Foreign Service inspectors), $7,000; Foreign Service officer, class 4, $6,000; Foreign Service officer, class 5, $5,000; Foreign Service officer, class 6, $4.500 ; Foreign Service officer, class 7, $4,000; Foreign Service officer, class 8, $3,500; Foreign Service officer, class 9, $3,000.

SEC. 3. That the official designation “Foreign Service officer," as employed throughout this act, shall be deemed to denote permanent officers in the Foreign Service below the grade of minister who are subject to promotion on merit and who may be assigned to duty in either the diplomatic or the consular branch of the Foreign Service at the discretion of the President.

SEC. 4. That Foreign Service officers may be appointed as secretaries in the Diplomatic Service or as consular officers or both: Provided, That all such appointments shall be made and confirmed as heretofore: And provided further, That all official acts of such officers while on duty in either the diplomatic or the consular branch of the Foreign Service shall be performed under their respective commissions as secretaries or as consular officers.

SEC. 5. That hereafter appointments to the position of foreign service officer shall be made after examination or by transfer from the Department of State, under such rules and regulations as the President may prescribe: Provided, That no candidate shall be eligible for examination for foreign service officer who is not an American citizen and who has not been designated by the President.

SEC. 6. That before the date on which this act goes into effect the Secretary of State shall recommend to the President the names of those secretaries in the diplomatic service, consuls general, consuls, and vice consuls who for reasons of demonstrated efficiency are entitled to be recommissioned as foreign service officers of the respective classes specified in this act, and the names of those officers who, through failure to demonstrate or maintain the requisite degree of efficiency, should be recommissioned to classes lower than those specified or otherwise treated as exceptions within the discretion of the President.

Sec. 7. That subject to the limitations imposed by section 6 hereof secretaries now in the diplomatic service, as provided in an act entitled "An act for the improvement of the foreign service," approved February 5, 1915, shall, in addition to their present commissions, be recommissioned and reclassified as follows:

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Secretaries of class one acting as counselors of embassy shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class one.

Secretaries of class one acting as counselors of legation shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class two.

Secretaries of class one not designated to act as counselors shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class three.

Secretaries of class two shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class four,

Secretaries of class three shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class six.

Secretaries of class four shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class eight.

SEC. 8. That subject to the limitations imposed by section 6 hereof consuls general, consuls, and vice consuls now in the service, as provided in an act entitled “An act for the improvement of the foreign service," approved February 5, 1915, shall, in addition to their present commissions, he recommissioned and reclassified as follows:

Consuls general of class one and consuls general of class two shall be recommissioned as foreign service officers of class one.

Consuls general of class three shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers of class two.

Consuls general of class four and consuls general at large shall be recommis sioned as foreign-service officers of class three.

Consuls of class one, consuls of class two, and consuls of class three shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers of class four.

Consuls of class four shall be recommiss.oned as foreign-service officers of class five.

Consuls of class five shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers of class six.

Consuls of class six shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers of class seven.

Consuls of class seven shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers of class eight.

Consuls of class eight and consuls of class nine shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers of class nine.

Vice consuls of career, interpreters, and student interpreters shall be recommissioned as foreign-service officers, unclassified.

SEC. 9. That consuls general of class one and consuls of class one holding office at the time this act takes effect shall not as a result of their recommissioning suffer a reduction in salary below that which they are then receiving: Provided, however, That this provision shall apply only to the incumbents of the offices mentioned at the time this act becomes effective.

SEC. 10. That sections 1697 and 1698 of the Revised Statutes are hereby amended to read as follows:

“Every foreign-service officer, before he receives his commission or enters upon the duties of his office, shall give to the l'nited States a bond, in such form as the President shall prescribe, with such sureties, who shall be permanent residents of the United States, as the Secretary of State shall approve, in a penal sum not less than the annual compensation allowed to such officer, conditioned for the true and faithful accounting for, paying over, and delivering up of all fees, moneys, goods, effects, books, records, papers, and other property which shall come to his hands or to the hands of any other person to his use as such officer, under any law now or hereafter enacted and for the true and faithful performance of all other duties now or hereafter lawfully imposed upon him as such officer: Provided, That no foreign-service officer shall be required to give more than one bond, which bond shall cover by its stipulations all official acts of such officer, whether as foreign-service officer or as secretary in the Diplomatic Service, consul general, consul, or vice consul. The bonds herein mentioned shall be deposited with the Secretary of the Treasury.”

SEC. 11. That the provisions of section 4 of the Act of April 5, 1906, relative to consuls general at large are hereby made applicable to foreign service inspectors.

SEC. 12. That the provisions of sections 8 and 10 of the Act of April 5, 1906, relative to official fees and the method of accounting therefor are hereby extended to include the Diplomatic Service.

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