Removal of Regulations on Employee Responsibilities and Conduct
The Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are removing regulations on employee responsibilities and conduct (22 CFR part 10). Most of these regulations have been superseded or otherwise made unnecessary by Office of Government Ethics or Office of Personnel Management regulations of executive branch-wide applicability. Certain sections of the regulations are based on Foreign Service Act provisions that have been repealed. Some provisions have continuing application and are published, as modified, in the Foreign Affairs Manual and other provisions simply reference other statutory or regulatory provisions. The Department of State and USAID are using direct final rulemaking for this action because it is expected that there will be no significant adverse comment on the rule.