See References in Text note below.
of this title by the Secretary of State as diplomatic in nature) for such period as the public interest may require.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 3902(a)(3) of this title, referred to in subsec. (c), was redesignated section 3902(3) of this title pursuant to Pub. L. 98–164, which struck out the designation “(a)” and subsec. (b) of section 3902.


2021—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 117–81 inserted “, or domestically, in a position working on issues relating to a particular country or geographic area,” after “particular geographic area”.

2016—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 114–323 inserted “or prohibited from being assigned to” after “assigned to” and struck out “exclusively” before “on the basis”.

1983—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 98–164 added subsec. (d).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Report Respecting Policies and Procedures Adopted To Improve Competitive Ability of Personnel

Pub. L. 98–164, title I, § 130(c), Nov. 22, 1983, 97 Stat. 1028, directed Secretary of State, not later than one year after Nov. 22, 1983, to submit a report to Speaker of House of Representatives and chairman of Committee on Foreign Relations of Senate describing policies and procedures adopted pursuant to the amendment made by section 130(b) of Pub. L. 98–164, adding subsec. (d) of this section, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–236, title I, § 139(10), Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 398.

Executive Documents
Delegation of Functions

Functions of President under subsec. (c) delegated to Secretary of State, see section 1 of Ex. Ord. No. 12293, Feb. 23, 1981, 46 F.R. 13969, set out as a note under section 3901 of this title.