[Pub. L. 103–236] inserted before period at end of first sentence “, if the request for judicial review is filed not later than 180 days after the final action of the Secretary or the Board (or in the case of an aggrieved party who is posted abroad at the time of the final action of the Secretary or the Board, if the request for judicial review is filed not later than 180 days after the aggrieved party’s return to the United States)”.
[Pub. L. 102–138] designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted provision that subsec. (a) not apply to any grievance with respect to which subsec. (b) applies, and added subsec. (b).
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1991 Amendment
[Pub. L. 102–138] not applicable with respect to any grievance, within the meaning of section 4131 of this title, arising before Oct. 28, 1991, see [section 153(f) of Pub. L. 102–138], set out as a note under section 4115 of this title.
Judicial Review of Certain Foreign Service Grievances
[Pub. L. 101–246, title I, § 152], Feb. 16, 1990, [104 Stat. 42], provided that: “For the purposes of judicial review under section 1110 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 [22 U.S.C. 4140], any recommendation made by the Foreign Service Grievance Board with respect to the tenure of a grievant which was reviewed by the Secretary of State before the date of enactment of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 [Dec. 22, 1987], shall be considered to be a final action of the Department of State, and any such recommendation shall be considered to have been made within the authority of the Foreign Service Grievance Board.”