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cordance with subsection (e)(1), or for provide for its disposal in accordance with subsection (e)(2).3
“(e)(1)4 Except as provided in paragraph (2), gifts and decorations that have been deposited with an employing agency for disposal shall be (A) returned to the donor, or (B) forwarded to the Administrator of General Services for transfer, donation, or other disposal in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. However, no gift or decoration that has been deposited 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. Gifts and decorations may be sold by negotiated sale.
"(2)4 Gifts and decorations received by a Senator or an employee of the Senate that are deposited with the Secretary of the Senate for disposal, or are deposited for an official use which has terminated, shall be disposed of by the Commission on Arts and Antiquities of the United States Senate. Any such gift or decoration may be returned by the Commission to the donor or may be transferred or donated by the Commission, subject to such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, (A) to an agency or instrumentality of (i) the United States, (ii) a State, territory, or possession of the United States, or a political subdivision of the foregoing, or (iii) the District of Columbia, or (B) to an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 which is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code. Any such gift or decoration not disposed of as provided in the preceding sentence shall be forwarded to the Administrator of General Services for disposal in accordance with paragraph (1). If the Administrator does not dispose of such gift or decoration within one year, he shall, at the request of the Commission, return it to the Commission and the Commission may dispose of such gift or decoration in such manner as it considers proper, except that such gift or decoration may be sold only with the approval of the Secretary of State upon a determination that the sale will not adversely affect the foreign relations of the United States.
"(f)(1) Not later than January 31 of each year, each employing agency or its delegate shall compile a listing of all statements filed during the preceding year by the employees of that agency pursuant to subsection (c)(3) and shall transmit such listing to the Secretary of State who shall publish a comprehensive listing of all such statements in the Federal Register. “(2) Such listings shall include for each tangible gift reported—
"(A) the name and position of the employee;
"(B) a brief description of the gift and the circumstances justifying acceptance;
"(c) the identity, if known, of the foreign government and the name and position of the individual who presented the gift;
“(D) the date of acceptance of the gift;
"(E) the estimated value in the United States of the gift at the time of acceptance; and
"(F) disposition or current location of the gift.
*Sec. 712(c) of Public Law 95–426 (92 Stat. 994) added the paragraph designation "V1Y" and added a new par. (2).
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biil) Arter Septemre 30, 377. no appropriated funds, ocher than funds from the "Energecies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service account of the Departrert of State, may be used to purchase any tangible gift of more th.an minimal value (as defined in Section 73433 - e5, United States Code) for any foreign individual y
as been approved by the Congress.
(2) Beginning October 1, 1977, the Secretary of State shall annually transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report containing details on (1) any gifts of more than minimal value purchased with appropriated funds which were given to a foreign individual during the previous fiscal year, and (2) any other gifts of more than minimal value given by the United States Government to a foreign individual which were not obtained using appropriated funds.
d. Gifts and Decorations Regulations Regulations of the Secretary of State, Department Regulation 108.666, 22
CFR 3.1 through 3.12, April 28, 1967, 32 FR. 6569; as revised by Dept. Reg. 108.798, December 8, 1980, 45 FR. 80819 PART 3-GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN
GOVERNMENTS AUTHORITY: Sec. 515(a)(1), 91 Stat. 862, amending 5 U.S.C. 7342 (1976). 83.1 Purpose.
These regulations provide basic standards for employees of the Department of State, the United States International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA), the Agency for International Development (AID), and the United States Information Agency (USIA),1 their spouses (unless separated) and their dependents to accept and retain gifts and decorations from foreign governments. 83.2 Authority.
(a) Section 515(a)(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1978 (91 Stat. 862–866), approved August 17, 1977 (hereafter referred to as “the Act”) amended Section 7342 of Title 5, U.S. Code (1976), making substantial changes in the law relating to the acceptance and retention of gifts and decorations from foreign governments.
(b) 5 U.S.C. 7342(g) authorizes each employing agency to prescribe regulations as necessary to carry out the new law. 83.3 Definitions.
When used in this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
(a) “Employee” means (1) an officer or employee of the Department, AID, IDCA, or USIA, including an expert or consultant, however appointed, and (2) a spouse (unless separated) or a dependent of such a person, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 152).
(b) “Foreign government” means: (1) any unit of foreign governmental authority, including any foreign national, State, local, or municipal government; (2) any international or multinational organization whose membership is composed of any unit of foreign government as described in subsection (b)(1) of this section; (3) any agent or representative of any such unit or organization, while acting as such;
1"United States Information Agency" was substituted for "International Communication Agen cy" pursuant to sec. 303(6) of Public Law 97–241 (96 Stat. 291; 22 U.S.C. 1461 note), which pro vided that: "Any reference in any slatute, reorganization plan, Executive order, reguladon. agreement, determination, or other onicial document or proceeding to the International Commu nication Agency or the Director or other oficial of the International Communication Agency shall be deemed to refer respectively to the United States Information Agency or the Director or other official of the United States Information Agency, as so redesignated by subsection (al".
(c) “Gift" means a tangible or intangible present (other than a decoration) tendered by, or received from, a foreign government;
(d) “Decoration" means an order, device, medal, badge, insignia, emblem or award tendered by, or received from, a foreign government;
(e) "Minimal value” means retail value in the United States at the time of acceptance of $100 or less, except that on January 1, 1981, and at 3-year intervals thereafter, “minimal value is to be redefined in regulations prescribed by the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to reflect changes in the consumer price index for the immediately preceding 3-year period. $ 3.4 Restriction on acceptance of gifts and decorations.
(a) An employee is prohibited from requesting or otherwise encouraging the tender of a gift or decoration from a foreign government. An employee is also prohibited from accepting a gift or decoration from a foreign government, except in accordance with these regulations.
(b) An employee may accept and retain a gift of minimal value tendered and received as a souvenir or mark of courtesy, subject, however, to the following restrictions
(1) Where more than one tangible item is included in a single presentation, the entire presentation shall be considered as one gift, and the aggregate value of all items taken together must not exceed “minimal value".
(2) The donee is responsible for determining that a gift is of minimal value in the United States at the time of acceptance. However, should any dispute result from a difference of opinion concerning the value of a gift, the employing agency will secure the services of an outside appraiser to establish whether the gift is one of “minimal value”. If, after an appraisal has been made, it is established that the value of the gift in question is $200 or more at retail in the United States, the donee will bear the costs of the appraisal. If, however, the appraised value is established to be less than $200, the employing agency will bear the costs. (c) An employee may accept a gift of more than minimal value when (1) such gift is in the nature of an educational scholarship or medical treatment, or (2) it appears that to refuse the gift would likely cause offense or embarrassment or otherwise adversely affect the foreign relations of the United States, except that a tangible gift of more than minimal value is deemed to have been accepted on behalf of the United States and, upon acceptance, shall become the property of the United States.
(d) An employee may accept gifts of travel or expenses for travel taking place entirely outside the United States (such as transportation, food, and lodging) of more than minimal value if such acceptance is appropriate, consistent with the interests of the United States, and permitted by the employing agency. Except where the employing agency has specific interests which may be favorably affected by employee travel wholly outside the United States, aven