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Department Seal Reorganization Plan and Report
Submitted by President Clinton to the Congress on December 30, 1998, Pursuant to Section 1601 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, as Contained in Public Law 105-277

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Reorganization Plan

Section 1. Status of Agencies.
     (a) Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Effective March 28, 1999, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency shall be abolished in accordance with the Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998 (the "Act"), Subdivision A, Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, as contained in Division G of Pub. Law 105-277.

     (b) International Development and Cooperation Agency. Effective April 1, 1999, the International Development and Cooperation Agency shall be abolished in accordance with the Act.

     (c) United States Information Agency. Effective October 1, 1999, the United States Information Agency shall be abolished in accordance with the Act.

     (d) United States Agency for International Development. Effective April 1, 1999, the United States Agency for International Development shall continue as an independent establishment in the Executive Branch.

Section 2. Transfer of Functions.
     (a) Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Effective March 28, 1999, all functions and authorities of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency shall be transferred to the Secretary of State in accordance with title XII of the Act.

     (b) International Development and Cooperation Agency. Effective April 1, 1999, functions and authorities of the International Development and Cooperation Agency shall be transferred to the Secretary of State in accordance with title XIV of the Act.

     (c) United States Agency for International Development. Effective no later than April 1, 1999, the following functions of the United States Agency for International Development shall be transferred to the Secretary of State in accordance with title XV of the Act:

(1) functions related to the Press Office; and

(2) functions related to retirement counseling and processing, location of headquarters mainframe computer operations, storage of employees' household goods and other transportation and storage services, and such other functions as the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State may agree.

The transfer of functions provided for in paragraph (2) shall be through memoranda of understanding between the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State.

     (d) United States Information Agency. Effective October 1, 1999, all functions of the United States Information Agency, except those transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors under subsection (e) of this section, shall be transferred to the Secretary of State in accordance with title XIII of the Act, including functions associated with the Bureau of Information, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Office of Research and Media Reaction, and Worldnet interactive dialogues and other similar overseas public diplomacy programs.

     (e) Broadcasting Board of Governors. Effective October 1, 1999, functions of the United States Information Agency related to international broadcasting shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in accordance with title XIII of the Act, including functions associated with the International Broadcasting Bureau, the Voice of America, Radio and TV Marti, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Radio Free Asia, but excluding Worldnet interactive dialogues and similar overseas public diplomacy programs.

Section 3. Transfer of Personnel.
     Personnel of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the United States Agency for International Development, and the United States Information Agency shall be transferred to the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors in accordance with the Act and this Plan.

Section 4. Transfer and Allocation of Funds.
     (a) Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Effective March 28, 1999, the current and expired accounts of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency shall become separate accounts of the Department of State. Funds currently available in the current year account shall be available for obligation and expenditure for purposes authorized by law. Funds in expired accounts shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation of obligations until such accounts are closed as required by law, at which time any remaining funds shall be returned to the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury.

     (b) United States Agency for International Development. Effective no later than April 1, 1999, unobligated current year funds associated with the functions described in section 2(c)(1) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Secretary of State for appropriate allocation. Unliquidated obligations and related budget authority associated with such functions shall not be transferred. Funds associated with the functions described in section 2(c)(2) shall be transferred to the Department of State in accordance with memoranda of understanding between the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State.

     (c) United States Information Agency. Effective October 1, 1999, funds appropriated to the United States Information Agency shall be transferred and allocated as follows:

(1) International Information Programs Accounts. Expired International Information Program Accounts shall become separate accounts of the Department of State. Funds in expired accounts shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation of obligations until such accounts are closed as required by law, at which time any remaining funds shall be returned to the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury. Funds that remain available for obligation and expenditure in an International Information Programs account shall be transferred to the Secretary of State for appropriate allocation, except that such amounts as are associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation. Funds that are deobligated and remain available for obligation and expenditure shall likewise be transferred to the Secretary of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation.

(2) Technology Fund. Funds that remain available for obligation and expenditure in the Technology Fund shall be transferred to the Secretary of State as a separate account for appropriate allocation, except that such funds associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation. Unliquidated obligations and related budget authority shall be transferred to the same account and shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation. Funds that are deobligated and remain available for obligation and expenditure shall be transferred to the Secretary of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation.

(3) Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund. Funds that remain available for obligation and expenditure in the United States Information Agency Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund shall be transferred to the Department of State's Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund, except that such funds associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund. Unliquidated obligations and related budget authority shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation in a separate account of the Department of State, except that unliquidated obligations and related budget authority associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund.

(4) Buying Power Maintenance Account. All amounts in the United States Information Agency Buying Power Maintenance Account shall be transferred to the Department of State's Buying Power Maintenance Account, except for amounts associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan, which shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors Buying Power Maintenance Account.

(5) Suspense Deposits Abroad. The United States Information Agency Suspense Deposits Abroad account shall become a separate account of the Department of State. All amounts identified and validated shall be transferred to the Department of State's Suspense Deposit Abroad account, except for amounts associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan, which shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors Suspense Deposit Abroad Account.

(6) United States Information Agency Trust Funds Account. The United States Information Agency Trust Funds Account shall become a separate account of the Department of State. Funds currently available in this account shall be available for obligation and expenditure for purposes authorized by law, except that funds associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors Trust Funds Account. Unliquidated obligations and related budget authority shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation, except that unliquidated obligations and related budget authority associated with international broadcasting functions described in section 2(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors Trust Funds Account.

(7) Other Active Accounts. The following accounts shall become separate accounts of the Department of State: East-West Center, North/South Center, Educational and Cultural Exchange, National Endowment for Democracy, American Studies Endowment Fund, Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund, Eastern Europe Student Exchange, Russian Far East Technical Assistance, and United States Information Agency Office of the Inspector General. Funds currently available in these accounts shall be available for obligation and expenditure for purposes authorized by law. Funds in expired accounts shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation of obligations until such accounts are closed as required by law, at which time any remaining funds shall be returned to the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury.

(8) Transfer to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. In addition to the accounts otherwise referred to in this subsection, the following accounts shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Radio Construction, International Broadcasting Operation, Broadcasting to Cuba, Radio Free Asia, Israel Radio Relay Station, and certain Grants and Expenses accounts. Funds currently available in these accounts shall be available for obligation and expenditure for purposes authorized by law. Funds in expired accounts shall continue to be available for adjustment and liquidation of obligations until such accounts are closed as required by law, at which time any remaining funds shall returned to the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury.

(9) Inactive Accounts. Upon the request of the United States Information Agency, the Department of Treasury shall close all inactive accounts associated with the United States Information Agency. Such closure shall occur on or before September 30, 1999.

     (d) Authority to Reallocate. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the Secretary of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors from reallocating funds allocated under this section, as appropriate, in accordance with law.

Section 5. Disposition of Property, Facilities, Contracts, Records, and Other Assets and Liabilities
     (a) Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. All property, facilities, contracts, records and other assets and liabilities of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency shall be transferred to the Secretary of State for appropriate allocation.

     (b) Certain Functions of the United States Agency for International Development. All property, facilities, contracts and other assets and liabilities related to the functions transferred pursuant to section 2(c) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Secretary of State for appropriate allocation.

     (c) United States Information Agency. All property, facilities, contracts and other assets and liabilities related to the functions transferred pursuant to section (2)(d) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Secretary of State for appropriate allocation.

     (d) Broadcasting Board of Governors. All property, facilities, contracts and other assets and liabilities related to the functions transferred pursuant to section (2)(e) of this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation.

Section 6. Reorganization of the Department of State.
     (a) Under Secretaries of State. There shall be within the Department of State an Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and an Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

     (b) Senior Adviser for Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament. Effective March 28, 1999, the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security shall also serve as the Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State on Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament. Subject to the direction of the President, the Under Secretary may attend and participate in meetings of the National Security Council in his role as Senior Adviser.

     (c) Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Verification. Effective March 28, 1999, there shall be within the Department of State a Bureau of Arms Control and a Bureau of Nonproliferation, each of which shall be headed by an Assistant Secretary of State. The position of a Special Adviser for Verification and Compliance shall also be established, who shall report directly to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Presidential Special Representatives shall report to the Secretary through the appropriate Assistant Secretary, who will provide support for such Special Representatives, and the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. A scientific and policy Advisory Board on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament shall report to the Secretary through the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs shall continue as a bureau within the Department of State. The Secretary of State shall allocate personnel and currently available funds allotted to the Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to the Bureau of Arms Control and the Bureau of Nonproliferation in an amount appropriate to the transfer of activities to such bureaus.

     (d) Information Programs and International Exchanges. Effective October 1, 1999, there shall be within the Department of State a Bureau of Information Programs and International Exchanges, which shall be headed by an Assistant Secretary of State.

     (e) East European and Eurasian Affairs. Effective April 1, 1999, there shall be within the Department of State a Bureau of East European and Eurasian Affairs, which shall be headed by an Assistant Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall allocate personnel and currently available funds allotted to the Department of State's Bureau of European Affairs and the Department's Secretariat to the Bureau of East European and Eurasian Affairs in an amount appropriate to the transfer of activities to the Bureau of East European and Eurasian Affairs.

     (f) Support functions. Budget, administrative, personnel, information technology, security, legislative, legal and other support activities of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the United States Information Agency transferred to the Department of State by the Act shall be consolidated, as appropriate, with the Department of State's Bureau of Financial Management and Policy, Bureau of Administration, Bureau of Personnel, Bureau of Information Resource Management, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser and other Department offices.

Section 7. Additional Transitional Matters.
     (a) To the Secretary of State. Any functions, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, facilities and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations or other funds, transferred under the Act to the Secretary of State or the Department of State but not otherwise provided for in this Plan shall be transferred to the Secretary of State for appropriate allocation.

     (b) To the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Any functions, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, facilities and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations or other funds, transferred under the Act to the Broadcasting Board of Governors or its Chairman but not otherwise provided for in this Plan shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation.

Section 8. Construction and Relationship with Other Laws.
     (a) Construction. Nothing in this Plan or its accompanying Report shall be construed as derogating from or limiting any authority conferred by the Act on any Department or agency or on the President, the Secretary of State, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, the Broadcasting Board of Governors or its Chairman, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget or any other official, including the authority to request and make incidental dispositions of personnel, assets, liabilities, grants, contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations and other funds held, used, arising from, available to, or to be made available in connection with functions transferred by the Act.

     (b) Relationship with Other Laws. Nothing in this Plan or its accompanying Report shall be construed as derogating from or limiting any authority conferred by any other law on any Department or agency or on the President, the Secretary of State, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, the Broadcasting Board of Governors or its Chairman, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget or any other official, to take appropriate measures, including the authority further to reorganize or to reallocate positions or funds, consistent with any applicable provision of law, including those governing reprogramming and transfer of funds.

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