Proclamation and Executive Orders, February 23, 1981

Proclamation 4821 -- Save Your Vision Week

February 23, 1981

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

Of all God's gifts, the ability to see is one of the most precious. It is the sense of sight that saves mankind from living in darkness. It is the sense of sight that permits individuals to communicate with each other and to future generations through literature and art. It enables man to enjoy the magnificence of a sunset and the promise of a rainbow.

Unfortunately, sight is often taken for granted. Few realize how many of our citizens lose their sight every year. Yet many forms of blindness can be cured if discovered soon enough, and many blinded by accident could have kept their sight had they taken only minor eye safety precautions.

Each of us has the responsibility to care for that which is ours. Our eyesight and the eyesight of our children should be paramount on the list of personal responsibilities. Money cannot but it, but a check-up and early care can preserve it.

To remind all Americans of the importance of good vision and of the ways we can safeguard our eyesight, the Congress, by joint resolution approved December 20, 1973 (77 Stat. 629, 26 U.S.C. 169a), has requested the President to proclaim the first week in March of each year as ``Save Your Vision Week.''

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning March 1, 1981, as Save Your Vision Week. I urge all of our citizens to join this observance by showing greater concern for preserving vision and preventing eye injury at home, at work, and at play. Also, I call upon educators and communicators, as well as eye care professionals, to stress to the public the importance of eye care and eye safety for Americans of all ages.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of February, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred eighty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifth.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:52 a.m., February 24, 1981]

Executive Order 12292 -- Foreign Service Act of 1980

February 23, 1981

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (94 Stat. 2071; 22 U.S.C. 3901 et seq.), and in order to conform existing Executive Orders to changes resulting from that Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Section 1(k) of Executive Order No. 9154, as amended, is amended by inserting immediately before the period at the end thereof a comma and the words ``or under authority of section 303 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3943)''.

Sec. 2. Section 1 of Executive Order No. 10471 is amended as follows:

(a) strike out ``section 202(c) of the Annual and Sick Leave Act of 1951, as added by the act of July 2, 1953, Public Law 102, 83rd Congress'' and insert in lieu thereof ``section 6305(b) of title 5 of the United States Code'';

(b) strike out ``said section 202 (c) (2)'' and insert in lieu thereof ``said section 6305(b)'';

(c) strike out ``section 411 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946'' and insert in lieu thereof ``section 401 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3961)''.

Sec. 3. Section 2 of Executive Order No. 10624, as amended, is amended as follows:

(a) In clause (1), strike out ``Title II of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act'' and insert in lieu thereof ``subchapter III of chapter 59 of title 5 of the United States Code'';

(b) Clause (2) is amended to read as follows: ``so much of the authority vested in the Secretary of State by chapter 9 of Title I of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as relates to allowances and benefits under the said chapter 9 of Title I of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as relates to allowances and benefits under the said chapter 9 of title I;''

Sec. 4. Executive Order No. 10903 is amended as follows:

(a) In the preamble, strike out ``section 303 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (22 U.S.C. 843),'';

(b) In section 1(a) strike out ``section 111 (3) of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act (74 Stat. 792)'' and insert in lieu thereof ``section 5921 (3) of title 5, United States Code,'';

(c) In Section 1(b):

(1) strike out ``Title II of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act'' and insert in lieu thereof ``subchapter III of chapter 59 of title 5 of the United States Code,'';

(2) strike out ``202, 203, and 221(4)(B) of that Act'' and insert in lieu thereof ``5922(b), 5922(c), and 5924(4) (B) of that title'';

(3) strike out ``Title II of the Act'' and insert in lieu thereof ``said subchapter''.

(d) In Section 1(c), strike out ``section 22 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (added by section 311(a) of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act)'' and insert in lieu thereof ``5913 of title 5 of the United States Code''.

(e) In Section 1(e):

(1) strike out ``235(a) (2)'' and insert in lieu thereof ``235(2)'';and

(2) strike out ``section 901 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended'' and insert in lieu thereof ``section 905 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4085)''.

(f) strike out paragraphs (d) and (f) of Section 1 and redesignate paragraphs (e) and (g) thereof as paragraphs (d) and (e), respectively.

Sec. 5. Executive Order No. 11034 is amended by striking out in Section 5(c) after ``provided by section'' all that follows in that sentence and inserting in lieu thereof ``310 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3950).''.

Sec. 6. Executive Order No. 11219 is amended as follows:

(a) Section 1 is amended by striking out ``officer or employee'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``member'';

(b) Section 1 (b) is amended by inserting after ``as amended,'' ``the Foreign Service Act of 1980,'' and by striking out ``that Act'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``the latter Act'';

(c) Section 5 is amended by striking out ``an officer or employee in''and inserting in lieu thereof ``a member of'' and by inserting after ``as amended,'' ``the Foreign Service Act of 1980,'' and by striking out ``that Act'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``the latter Act''.

Sec. 7. Executive Order No. 12137 is amended as follows:

(a) Section 1 - 111 is amended by striking out ``1946, as amended'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``1980''.

(b) Section 1 - 401 is amended by striking out ``528 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (22 U.S.C. 928)'' and inserting in lieu thereof, ``310 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3950)''.

Sec. 8. Executive Order No. 12163 is amended as follows:

(a) Section 1 - 201(a) (14) is revoked.

(b) Section 1 - 201(b) is amended by inserting ``and'' following ``602(q),'' and by striking out ``and 625 (k) (l)'';

(c) Section 1 - 602(a) is amended by striking out ``625(d) (l)'' each time it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``625(d)''.

(d) Section 1 - 602(b) is amended by striking out ``section 528 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``section 310 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3950)''.

(e) Section 1 - 603 is amended by striking out after ``allowances'', all that follows through ``Foreign Service Act of 1946 (22 U.S.C. 801 et seq.),'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``authorized for a chief of mission as defined in section 102(a) (3) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3902(a) (3)),''.

Sec. 9. Executive Order No. 12228 is amended as follows:

(a) Section 1 - 102(c) (1) is amended by striking out ``Section 911 (9) of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1136(9))'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Section 901 (6) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(6))'';

(b) Section 1 - 103 is amended by striking out ``Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Foreign Service Act of 1980''.

Sec. 10. The following are hereby revoked:

(a) Executive Order No. 9452 of June 26, 1944;

(b) Executive Order No. 9799 of November 8, 1946;

(c) Executive Order No. 9837 of March 27, 1947;

(d) Executive Order No. 9932 of February 27, 1948;

(e) Executive Order No. 10249 of June 4, 1951;

(f) Section 2 of Executive Order No. 10477 of August 1, 1953;

(g) Executive Order No. 10897 of December 2, 1960;

(h) Part III of Executive Order No. 11264 of December 31, 1965, as amended;

(i) Sections 1, 3, and 5 of Executive Order No. 11434 of November 8, 1968;

(j) Executive Order No. 11636 of December 17, 1971;

(k) Executive Order No. 12066 of June 29, 1978;

(l) Executive Order No. 12145 of July 18, 1979;

(m) Section 1 - 104(b) of Executive Order No. 12188 of January 2, 1980.

Sec. 11. This Order shall be effective as of February 15, 1981.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 23, 1981.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:53 a.m., February 24, 1981]

Executive Order 12293 -- Foreign Service of the United States

February 23, 1981

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (94 Stat. 2071, 22 U.S.C. 3901 et seq.), Section 202 of the Revised Statutes (22 U.S.C. 2656), and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to provide for the administration of the Foreign Service of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. There are hereby delegated to the Secretary of State those functions vested in the President by Sections 205, 401(a), 502(c), 613, and 801 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, hereinafter referred to as the Act (22 U.S.C. 3925, 3942(a) (1), 3892(c), 4013, and 4041).

Sec. 2. The Secretary of State shall, in accord with Section 205 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 3925), consult with the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Director of the International Communication Agency, the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in order to ensure compatibility between the Foreign Service personnel system and other government personnel systems.

Sec. 3. The Secretary of State shall make recommendations to the President through the Director of the Office of Management and Budget whenever action is appropriate under Section 827 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 4067) to maintain existing conformity between the Civil Service Retirement and Disability System and the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System.

Sec. 4. In accord with Section 402 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 3962), there are established the following salary classes with titles for the Senior Foreign Service (SFS), at basic rates of pay equivalent to that established from time to time for the Senior Executive Service (ES) under Section 5382 of Title 5 of the United States Code.

Career Minister

(a) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 6.

Minister-Counselor

(a) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 6, or

(b) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 5, or

(c) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 4.

Counselor

(a) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 6, or

(b) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 5, or

(c) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 4, or

(d) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 3, or

(e) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 2, or

(f) Basic rate of pay equivalent to ES 1.

Sec. 5. There is hereby delegated to the Secretary of State, without further action by the President, the authority vested in the President by Section 2107 of the Act to the extent necessary to implement the provisions of Section 2101 of the Act, relating to pay and benefits pending conversion.

Sec. 6. (a) Pursuant to Section 211 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 3931), there is established in the Department of State the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service.

(b) The Board shall be appointed by, and in accordance with regulations prescribed by, the Secretary of State, except that not less than five shall be career members of the Foreign Service and not less than seven shall be appointed as follows.

(1) not less than five shall be appointed by the heads of the agencies utilizing the Foreign Service personnel system;

(2) not less that one shall be a representative appointed by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management; and

(3) not less than one shall be a representative appointed by the Secretary of Labor.

(c) The Secretary of State shall designate from among the members of the Board a Chairman who is a member of the Service.

(d) The Secretary of State shall provide all necessary administrative services and facilities for the Board.

Sec. 7. For the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of information used in the administration of the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System, the Secretary of State may request from the Secretary of Defense and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs such information as the Secretary deems necessary. To the extent permitted by law: (a) The Secretary of Defense shall provide information on retired or retainer pay provided under Title 10, United States Code; and, (b) the Administrator of Veterans Affairs shall provide information on pensions or compensation provided under Title 38 of the United States Code. The Secretary, in consultation with the officials from whom information is requested, shall ensure that information made available under this Order is used only for the purpose authorized.

Sec. 8. This Order shall be effective as of February 15, 1981.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 23, 1981.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:54 a.m., February 24, 1981]