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SUBCHAPTER B PERSONNEL
PART 11-APPOINTMENT OF FOR
EIGN SERVICE OFFICERS Sec. 11.1 Eligibility for appointment as Foreign
Service officer. 11.2 Written examination for appointment
to class 8. 11.3 Oral examination for appointment to
class 8. 11.4 Physical examination for appointment
to class 8. 11.5 Certification for appointment to class
8. 11.6 Termination of eligibility. 11.7 Travel expenses of candidates. 11.11 Lateral entry to classes above class 7.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 11 issued under secs. 212, 302, 303, 516, 517, 60 Stat. 1001, as amended, 1002, 1008, as amended; 22 U.S.C. 827, 842, 843, 911, 912. § 11.1 Eligibility for appointment as
Foreign Service Officer. No person shall be eligible for appointment as a Foreign Service officer unless he has demonstrated his loyalty to the Government of the United States and his attachment to the principles of the Constitution, and unless he has been a citizen of the United States for at least 10 years and, if married, is married to a citizen of the United States. The religion, race and political affiliations of a candidate will not be considered in designations, examinations or certifications. (Dept. Reg. 108.489, 28 F.R. 825, Jan. 29, 1963) § 11.2 Written examination for appoint
ment to class 8. (a) The written examination will be given annually or semi-annually, if required, in designated cities in the United States and at Foreign Service posts abroad on dates established by the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service.
(b) No person will be permitted to take a written examination for appointment as Foreign Service ofiicer who has not been specifically designated by the Board of Examiners to take that particular examination. Prior to each written examination the Board will establish a closing date for the receipt of applications for designation to take the examination. No person will be desig
nated for the examination who has not as of that closing date filed an application with the Board. Except as provided in paragraph (c) in this section, to be designated for the written examination a candidate, as of the first day of the month in which the closing date for the filing of applications occurs, shall have been a citizen of the United States for at least 9 years and shall be at least 21 but under 31 years of age, except that an applicant who has been awarded a Bachelor's degree by a college or university, or has completed successfully his junior year at a college or university, may qualify as to age if at least 20 but under 31 years of age.
(c) Foreign Service staff employees and Civil Service employees of the Department of State who are 31 years of age or more may apply if they are under 35 years of age and will have completed not less than 3 years of satisfactory service as of the closing date for receipt of applications.
(d) The written examination is designed to permit the Board to test the candidate's intelligence and the breadth and quality of his knowledge and understanding. It will consist of 4 parts: (1) A general ability test, (2) an English expression test (3) a general background test, and (4) a test in a modern language (French, German, Russian, or Spanish).
(e) The several parts of the written examination, exclusive of the modern language test, will be weighted in accordance with the rules laid down by the Board of Examiners. The modern language test will be graded separately. (Dept. Reg. 108.476, 27 F.R. 469, Jan. 17, 1962, as amended by Dept. Reg. 108.477, 27 F.R. 1010, Feb. 3, 1962)
§ 11.3 Oral examination for appoint
ment to class 8. (a) The oral examination will be given throughout the year at Washington and periodically in selected cities in the United States and at selected Foreign Service posts abroad.
(b) A candidate who receives a grade of 70 or above on the modern language
portion of the written examination will of a Foreign Service officer and to dereceive a bonus of 5 points to be added termine the presence of any physical, to the weighted average grade he re- nervous or mental disease or defect of ceives on the first three parts of the such a nature as to make it unlikely that written examination. If a candidate's he would become a satisfactory officer. weighted average grade on the first The Executive Director of the Board of three parts of the written examination, Examiners for the Foreign Service, with with the addition of the aforementioned the concurrence of the Director, Medical 5 bonus points (if he is entitled to Division, may make such exceptions to them), is 70 or higher, he will be eligible these physical requirements as are in the to take the oral examination. Candi- interest of the Service. All such excepdates eligible for the c 'al examination tions shall be reported to the Board of will be given an opportunity, and will Examiners for the Foreign Service at its be required, to take the oral examina- next meeting. tion within 9 months after the date of (c) The physical examination will be the written examination. If a candi- conducted either by medical officers of date fails to present himself for the the Armed Services, the Public Health oral examination on an agreed date Service, the Department, or accredited within the 9 month period, his candi- colleges and universities, or, with the dacy will automatically terminate. approval of the Board of Examiners, by Time spent on Government duty out- private physicians. side the United States will not be (d) The Board of Examiners will decounted.
termine on the basis of the report of the (c) The oral examination will be given physician (s) who conducted the physical by a panel of deputy examiners selected examination whether the candidate has by the Board of Examiners from a roster met the standards set forth in paragraph of Foreign Service officers, officers from (b) in this section. the Department of State and other Gov- (Dept. Reg. 108.476, 27 F.R. 469, Jan. 17, 1962) ernment agencies, and qualified private citizens who by prior service as members
f 11.5 Certification for appointment to
class 8. of selection boards or through other appropriate activities have demonstrated No person will be certified as eligible special qualifications for this work. The for appointment as a Foreign Service examination will be conducted in the officer of class 8 unless he is at least 21 light of all available information con- years of age, has been a citizen of the cerning the candidate and will be de- United States for at least 10 years, and, signed to determine his competence to if married, is married to a citizen of the perform the work of a Foreign Service United States. A person shall be certiofficer at home and abroad, his potential fied as eligible for direct appointment to for growth in the Service, and his suit- class 7 if in addition to meeting these ability to serve as a representative of specifications he is at least 25 years old the United States abroad. Determina- and has a record of graduate training or tions of duly constituted panels of deputy employment which clearly demonstrates examiners are final, unless modified by ability and special skills for which there specific action of the Board of Exam- is a need in the Foreign Service. Recominers for the Foreign Service.
mended candidates who meet these re(d) Candidates appearing for the oral quirements, who pass their physical examination will be graded "recom- examinations, and who, on the basis of mended for class 8", "recommended for investigation are found to be loyal to class 7", or "not recommended”.
the Government of the United States and (Dept. Reg. 108.476, 27 F.R. 469, Jan. 17, 1962] personally suitable to represent it abroad,
will have their names placed on the
rank-order register for class 8 appoint§ 11.4 Physical examination for ap
ments or, if deemed appropriate by the pointment to class 8.
Board of Examiners, in the light of their (a) A candidate graded "recom- age and education or employment record, mended” on the oral examination will on the rank-order register for class 7 be eligible for the physical examination. appointments and they will be certified
(b) The physical examination will be for appointment, in accordance with the designed to determine the candidate's needs of the Service in the order of their physical fitness to perform the duties standing on their respective registers. Postponement of entrance on duty for women in other lines of endeavor. Alrequired active military service will be though lateral entry recruitment is utiauthorized. A candidate may be certi- lized principally to staff areas where spefied for appointment to class 7 or 8 cialized skills are needed, the program without first having passed the written also encompasses recruitment and utiliexamination in a modern language but zation of persons of versatile capabilities his appointment will be subject to the who have demonstrated that they poscondition that he may neither be pro- sess broad talents needed in the Departmoted to a higher class nor be retained ment and the Foreign Service as well as in the Service unless within a specified outstanding qualities of leadership. The period of time, he passes either a written Office of Personnel shall determine, at examination in French, German, Rus- least annually, the number of lateral sian, or Spanish, or an oral examination appointments, by field of competence in any modern foreign language ac- and class level. The rules and proceceptable to the Department.
dures set forth in this section shall gov[Dept. Reg. 108.476, 27 F.R. 469, Jan. 17, 1962) ern applicants for lateral entry:
(a) Qualifications for appointment. § 11.6 Termination of eligibility.
Lateral entry applicants shall meet the Candidates who have qualified and following requirements: whose names have been sent to the Presi- (1) On the date of application each dent, but who have not been appointed applicant for lateral appointment shall because of lack of vacancies, will be be under age 55. dropped from the rank-order register 30 (2) Each applicant shall have commonths after the date of the written pleted at least 3 years of service (4 years examination: Provided, however, That if under age 31) in a position of retime spent in required active military sponsibility in a Federal Government service subsequent to establishing eligi- agency or agencies. For this purpose, a bility for appointment will not be position of responsibility is defined as counted.
a position in the Foreign Service Reserve (Dept. Reg. 108.476, 27 F.R. 470, Jan. 17, 1962) above class 8, in the Foreign Service staff
above class 12, in the Departmental § 11.7 Travel expenses of candidates.
service above GS-8, or an equivalent The travel and other personal expenses position in another Federal Government of candidates incurred in connection agency or in the Armed Forces of the with the written and oral examinations United States, with duties and responsiwill not be borne by the Government, ex- bilities similar or reasonably related to cept that the Department may issue those of a Foreign Service officer in round trip invitational travel orders to terms of knowledge, skills, and abilities. bring candidates to Washington at Gov- (b) Application for lateral entry. Apernment expense when it is determined
plications for lateral appointment will that it is necessary in ascertaining a be accepted at any time. Applicants candidate's qualifications and adapta- should complete Sta lard Form 57, Apbility for appointment.
plication for Federal Employment, and [Dept. Reg. 108.476, 27 F.R. 470, Jan. 17, 1962) Form DSP-34, Supplement to Standard
Form 57, and forward them to the Board
of Examiners for the Foreign Service. $11.11 Lateral entry to classes above
These application forms will be placed class 7.
in a single file on each applicant conLateral appointment as a Foreign taining all other documentation of value Service officer of class 6 through class 1 which is available relating to the evaluis governed by the regulations set forth ation of the applicant. The Board of in this section. The basic purpose of Examiners will consider all documentathe lateral entry program is to provide tion on an applicant when examining the Foreign Service with skills and abili- his qualifications for lateral appointties in short supply so that changing ment. requirements can be promptly met. (c) Examination for lateral entry. Another important purpose is to enrich The Board of Examiners for the Foreign and stimulate the Foreign Service with Service will schedule examinations from insights, techniques, experiences, and time to time as the needs of the Service differences of outlook and attitude pos- reguire. The Board will consider all sessed by able and mature men and valid applications on file at the time an examination is scheduled and will then determine, upon the basis of a preliminary review of an applicant's experience and qualifications and in light of the positions to which assignments will be made, which applicants are to be examined. If an applicant is not called for examination within 3 years from the date of his application, or if he is not certified to the Office of Personnel for appointment as a successful candidate following the examination, his candidacy will be considered terminated. He may, however, reapply by submitting a new application.
(d) Purposes of examination. The purposes of the examination are to determine an applicant's competence to perform the function for which he is to be selected and his fitness for Foreign Service.
(e) Nature of examination. The examination will consist of four parts as follows:
(1) An evaluation of the training, experience, and work performance of the applicant based on the application forms, records of interviews, reports of background investigations and medical examinations, and any other written material useful in evaluating an applicant's qualifications for lateral appointment.
(2) A medical examination.
(4) An oral examination by a panel of Deputy Examiners selected by the Board of Examiners from a roster of Foreign Service officers, officers from the Department, from other Government agencies and from members of the public. The panel shall include at least one officer from the same professional specialty as that for which the applicant is being examined.
(f) Certification for appointment. After completion of the examination, the Board of Examiners will certify the names of successful candidates to the Office of Personnel for appointment and will specify the class for which each candidate is qualified on the basis of the examination. (Dept. Reg. 108.489, 28 F.R. 825, Jan. 29, 1963)
PART 12--COMPLAINTS AGAINST
EMPLOYEES BY ALLEGED CREDI-
Sec. 12.1 No cognizance taken of complaint. 12.2 Claimants denied access to employees.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 12 issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 151c.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 12 appear at 22 F.R. 10789, Dec. 27, 1957, unless otherwise noted. $ 12.1 No cognizance taken of com
plaint. The Department of State will take no cognizance of a complaint against an employee by an alleged creditor, so far as the complainant is concerned, beyond acknowledging receipt of his communication. $ 12.2
Claimants denied access to em. ployees. Persons claiming to be creditors or collectors of debts or claims will be denied access to employees for the purpose of presenting or collecting claims during the hours set apart for the transaction of public business or while the employees concerned are on duty.