Denial of Reasonable Accommodation Found.
Denial of Reasonable Accommodation Found.
12 FAM 035 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
12 FAM 035.1 Findings
a. Examination: A Board will examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the security-related incident or a visa incident.
b. Written submission: In its report to the Secretary, a Board makes written findings, which may be classified, as necessary.
c. Dissemination of findings: The board submits its written findings directly to the Secretary through the M/SS director, whose role is only to classify the document as appropriate (the Board members do not have original classification authority), and L, whose role is to offer legal advice about the report, including ensuring that the report meets the legal requirements laid out in 22 U.S.C. 4834. The report will initially be provided solely to the Secretary, who will determine its subsequent distribution. The Board’s written findings are distributed as directed by the Secretary following the Secretary’s receipt of the Board’s written findings.
12 FAM 034.2-5 Classification Authority
Members of the Board do not have original classification authority. The director of M/SS will exercise original classification authority for materials originating from Board activities.
12 FAM 032.1 ARB Permanent Coordinating Committee (ARB/PCC)
a. Purpose: The ARB/PCC will, as quickly as possible after an incident occurs, review the available facts and recommend to the Secretary to convene or not convene a Board. (Due to the 1999 revision of the law requiring the Secretary to convene a Board not later than 60 days after the occurrence of an incident, except that such period may be extended for one additional 60-day period, the ARB/PCC will meet within 30 days of the incident if enough information is available.) In addition, the ARB/PCC will meet yearly to review the ARB process, existing policies and procedures, and all past ARB recommendations, and ensure that any necessary changes are effected.
b. Membership: The ARB/PCC will be composed of the following members:
(1) The director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions (M/SS), who will chair the ARB/PCC; or designee
(2) The Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security or designee;
(3) The Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research or designee;
(4) The coordinator for Counterterrorism or designee;
(5) The assistant secretary or designee of the relevant regional bureau(s)
(6) One representative designated by and representing the DNI; and
(7) The Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs or designee.
NOTE: Designees must have the authority to vote at ARB/PCC meetings on behalf of their principal; they may not defer decisions until they have briefed the principal.
c. Other participants: As a result of the State-Justice Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated September 20, 2001, the Department of Justice has attended PCC meetings. The Department’s Deputy Legal Adviser, director of the Bureau of Medical Services, and Executive Secretary of the Executive Secretariat, or his/her designees, will attend PCC meetings. Also, as determined by the chairperson, representatives of other offices and agencies may be invited to work with the ARB/PCC. Participants listed in this section do not vote.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangui announces that it is reducing its staffing in response to increasing travel restrictions, limited health infrastructure and potential disruption of supply chains for essential goods in the Central African Republic.
We call your attention to the State Department’s Global Travel Advisory issued March 19, 2020
The State Department has issued a global travel advisory advising all U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.
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— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 4, 2020
The Hatch Act restricts Mike Pompeo from actively backing Kansas GOP candidates, but is appears Susan Pompeo is looking to play an active role this year https://t.co/v9SeFu6bdy
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To our readers and blog friends, we know this has been a difficult year for many. We feel it every day from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed in an uneasy sleep or nasty nightmares. There are days when all we want is to grow vegetables on Mars or sleep in a cave. But hey, we’re still here and we appreciate that you’re still here. We wish you all a happy holidays and send good wishes for the new year. May our homes be always warm in the company of loved ones and good friends. May we keep faith that there will be better days even in these indecorous and disquieting times. (Excuse me, what? Oh, and may this crazy world not self-destruct in the middle of this darn live show). Be well, safe travels, and be kind to one another wherever you are. –DS
a. State: Compensation may not exceed an amount that the State Deputy Assistant Secretary for HR determines to approximate the salary and benefits to which an employee or former employee would have been entitled had the individual remained working during the period of such imprisonment.
b. All other agencies: Compensation may not exceed an amount that the agency head determines to approximate the salary and benefits to which an employee or former employee would have been entitled had the individual remained working during the period of such imprisonment.
c. Once the compensation amount has been set, each agency will deny or reduce this compensation by the amount of any other relief received by the employee or other claimant, such as through private legislation enacted by the Congress.
Any period of imprisonment for which an employee is compensated under this section shall be considered for purposes of any other employee benefit to be a period of employment by the U.S. Government, with the following exceptions:
(1) A period of imprisonment shall not be creditable toward Civil Service retirement unless the employee was covered by the U.S. Civil Service Retirement and Disability System during the period of U.S. Government employment last preceding the imprisonment, or the employee qualifies for annuity benefits by reason of other services; and/or
(2) A period of imprisonment shall not be considered for purposes of workers’ compensation under Subchapter I of Chapter 81 of Title 5, U.S.C., unless the individual was employed by the U.S. Government at the time of imprisonment.
— Linda Hemby (@LindaHemby) December 11, 2019
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US and Turkey resume full visa services, three months after arrest of US consulate staffer Metin Topuz sparked diplomatic crisis https://t.co/TXCB1WbLxA
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 28, 2017