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Executive Order 11034--Administration of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 11034 of June 25, 1962, appear at 27 FR 6071, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 614, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Public Law 87-256; 75 Stat. 527; hereinafter referred to as the Act), and as President of the United States, I find that the delegations set forth in this order are in the interest of the purposes expressed in the said Act and the efficient administration of the programs undertaken pursuant to that Act and determine that the delegates specified in the order are appropriate and I hereby order as follows:

Section 1. Department of State. (a) The following functions conferred upon the President by the Act are hereby delegated to the Secretary of State:
(1) The functions so conferred by Sections 102(a)(1), 102(a)(2)(i), (ii), and (iv), 102(b)(3), (5) and (9), 103, 104(e)(3), and 105(d)(1) and (e) of the Act.
(2) The functions so conferred by Sections 102(a)(2)(iii) and (b)(1), (2), (4), (7) and (8) of the Act (the provisions of Section 2(a) of this order notwithstanding).
(3) The functions so conferred by Section 102(a)(3) of the Act to the extent that they pertain to liquidation of affairs respecting the Universal and International Exhibition of Brussels, 1958.
(4) The functions so conferred by Sections 104(d) and (e)(4) and 108(c) and (d) of the Act to the extent that they pertain to the functions delegated by the foregoing provisions of this section.
(5) The function so conferred by Section 104(e)(1) of the Act of prescribing rates for per diem in lieu of subsistence; but in carrying out the said function as it relates to functions herein delegated to the Director of the United States Information Agency or the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of State shall consult with them.
(b) The Secretary of State, in collaboration with the Director of the United States Information Agency, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Education with respect to the functions delegated by Sections 2, 3, and 4, respectively, of this order, shall prepare and transmit to the President the reports which the President is required to submit to the Congress by Section 108(b) of the Act, excluding, however, the reports for which the Director of the United States Information Agency is responsible under section 2(b) of this order.
(c) With respect to the carrying out of functions under Section 102(a)(2)(ii) of the Act hereinabove delegated to the Secretary of State, the Director of the United States Information Agency shall participate in the planning of cultural and other attractions. Such participation shall include consultation in connection with (1) the selection and scheduling of such attractions, and (2) the designation of the areas where the attractions will be presented.

[Sec. 1 amended by Executive Order 11380 of Nov. 8, 1967, 32 FR 15627, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 689; Executive Order 12608 of Sept. 9, 1987, 52 FR 34617, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 245]

Sec. 2. United States Information Agency. (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 6 of this order, the following functions conferred upon the President by the Act are hereby delegated to the Director of the United States Information Agency:
(1) The functions so conferred by Sections 102(a)(2)(iii) and (b)(1); Section 102(b)(2) to the extent that it authorizes the type of centers now supported by the United States Information Agency abroad and designated as binational, community, or student centers; Section 102(b)(4) exclusive of professorships and lectureships; and Sections 102(b)(7) and (8) of the Act; all of the foregoing notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1(a)(2) of this order.
(2) The functions so conferred by Section 104(e)(4) of the Act (the provisions of Sections 1(a)(4) and 3(b) of this order notwithstanding).
(3) The functions so conferred by Section 102(a)(3) of the Act to the extent that they are in respect of fairs, expositions, and demonstrations held outside of the United States, but exclusive of the functions delegated by the provisions of Section 1(a)(3) of this order.
(4) The functions so conferred by Sections 104(d) and 108(c) and (d) of the Act to the extent that they pertain to the functions delegated by the foregoing provisions of this section.
(b) The Director of the United States Information Agency shall prepare and transmit to the President the reports which the President is required to submit to the Congress by section 108(b) of the Act to the extent that they are with respect to activities carried out by the United States Information Agency pursuant to section 102(a)(2)(iii) and section 102(a)(3) of the Act.

[Sec. 2 amended by Executive Order 11380 of Nov. 8, 1967, 32 FR 15627, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 689]

Sec. 3. Department of Commerce. Subject to the provisions of Section 6 of this order, the following functions conferred upon the President by the Act are hereby delegated to the Secretary of Commerce:
(a) The functions so conferred by Section 102(a)(3) of the Act to the extent that they are in respect of fairs, expositions, and demonstrations held in the United States.
(b) The functions so conferred by Sections 104(e)(4) and 108(c) of the Act to the extent that they pertain to the functions delegated by the foregoing provisions of this section.

Sec. 4. Department of Education. Subject to the provisions of Section 6 of this order, the functions conferred upon the President by Section 102(b)(6) of the Act are hereby delegated to the Secretary of Education.

[Sec. 4 amended by Executive Order 12608 of Sept. 9, 1987, 52 FR 34617, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 245]

Sec. 5. Certain incidental matters. (a) In respect of functions hereinabove delegated to them, there is hereby delegated to the Secretary of State, the Director of the United States Information Agency, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Education, respectively:
(1) The authority conferred upon the President by Sections 105(d)(2) and (f) and 106(d) and (f) of the Act.
(2) Subject to the provisions of Section 5(b) and (c) of this order, the authority conferred upon the President by Section 104(b) of the Act to employ personnel.
(b) The employment, by any department or other executive agency under Section 5(a)(2) of this order, of any of the not to exceed ten persons who may be compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1949 under Section 104(b) of the Act shall require prior authorization by the Secretary of State concurred in by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
(c) Persons employed or assigned by a department or other executive agency for the purpose of performing functions under the Act outside the United States shall be entitled, except in cases in which the period of employment or assignment exceeds thirty months, to the same benefits as are provided by Section 310 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3950). In cases in which the period of employment or assignment exceeds thirty months, persons so employed or assigned shall be entitled to such benefits if agreed by the agency in which such benefits may be exercised.
(d) Pursuant to Section 104(f) of the Act, Executive Order No. 10450 of April 27, 1953 (18 FR 2489) is hereby established as the standards and procedures for the employment or assignment to duties of persons under the Act.
(e) Any officer to whom functions vested in the President by the Act are hereinabove delegated may (1) allocate to any other officer of the executive branch of the Government any funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the functions so delegated to him as he may deem appropriate for the best carrying out of the functions and (2) make available, for use in connection with any funds so allocated by him, any authority he has under this order.

[Sec. 5 amended by Executive Order 12292 of Feb. 23, 1981, 46 FR 13967, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 134; Executive Order 12608 of Sept. 9, 1987, 52 FR 34617, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 245]

Sec. 6. Policy guidance. In order to assure appropriate coordination of programs, and taking into account the statutory functions of the departments and other executive agencies concerned, the Secretary of State shall exercise primary responsibility for Government-wide leadership and policy guidance with regard to international educational and cultural affairs.

Sec. 7. Functions reserved to the President. (a) There are hereby excluded from the functions delegated by the provisions of this order the functions conferred upon the President with respect to (1) the delegation of powers under Section 104(a) of the Act, (2) the establishment of standards and procedures for the investigation of personnel under Section 104(f) of the Act, (3) the transfer of appropriations under Section 105(c) of the Act, (4) the appointment of members of the Board of Foreign Scholarships under Section 106(a)(1) of the Act, (5) the appointment of members, the designation of a chairman, and the receipt of recommendations of the United States Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs under Section 106(b) of the Act, (6) the waiver of provisions of law or limitations of authority under Section 108(a) of the Act, and (7) the submission of annual reports to the Congress under Section 108(b) of the Act.
(b) Notwithstanding the delegations made by this order, the President may in his discretion exercise any function comprehended by such delegations.

Sec. 8. Waivers. (a) It is hereby determined that the performance by any department or other executive agency of functions authorized by Sections 102(a)(2) and 102(a)(3) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 2452(a)(2) and (3)) without regard to prohibitions and limitations of authority contained in the following-specified provisions of law is in furtherance of the purposes of the Act:
(1) Section 15 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (c. 744, August 2, 1946; 60 Stat. 810), as amended (5 U.S.C. 55a) (experts and consultants); but the compensation paid individuals in pursuance of this paragraph shall not exceed the rate of $100.00 per diem.
(2) Section 16(a) of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (c. 744, August 2, 1946; 60 Stat. 810; 5 U.S.C. 78) to the extent that it pertains to hiring automobiles and aircraft.
(3) Section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 529) (advance of funds).
(4) Section 322 of the Act of June 30, 1932, c. 314, 47 Stat. 412 (40 U.S.C. 278a) (maximum charges).
(5) Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U.S.C. 5) (competitive bids).
(6) Section 3710 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 8) (opening of bids).
(7) Section 2 of the Act of March 3, 1933, c. 212, 47 Stat. 1520 (41 U.S.C. 10a) (Buy American Act).
(8) Section 3735 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 13) (contracts limited to one year).
(9) Sections 302-305 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (June 30, 1949, c. 288, 63 Stat. 393 et seq.), as amended (41 U.S.C. 252-255) (competitive bids; negotiated contracts; advances).
(10) Section 87 of the Act of January 12, 1895, c. 23, 28 Stat. 622, and the second proviso of Section 11 of the Act of March 1, 1919, c. 86, 40 Stat. 1270, as amended (44 U.S.C. 111) to the extent that they pertain to printing by the Government Printing Office.
(11) Section 1 of the Act of June 20, 1878, c. 359, 20 Stat. 216, as amended (44 U.S.C. 322) (advertising).
(12) Section 3828 of the Revised Statutes (44 U.S.C. 324) (advertising).
(13) Section 901(a) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (June 29, 1936, c. 858, 49 Stat. 2015, as amended; 46 U.S.C. 1241(a)) (official travel overseas of United States officers and employees, and transportation of their personal effects, on ships registered under the laws of the United States).
(14) Any provision of law or limitation of authority to the extent that such provision or limitation would limit or prohibit construction of buildings by the United States on property not owned by it.
(15) Any provisions of law or limitation of authority to the extent that such provision or limitation would limit or prohibit (i) receipt of admission fees or payments under contracts through advances or otherwise, for concessions, services, space, or other consideration, and the credit of such receipts to the applicable appropriation, and (ii) rental or lease for periods not exceeding ten years of buildings and grounds.
(b) It is directed (1) that all waivers of statutes and limitations of authority effected by the foregoing provisions of this section shall be utilized in a prudent manner and as sparingly as may be practical, and (2) that suitable steps shall be taken by the administrative agencies concerned to insure that result, including, as may be appropriate, the imposition of administrative limitations in lieu of waived statutory requirements and limitations of authority.

[Sec. 8 amended by Executive Order 11380 of Nov. 8, 1967, 32 FR 15627, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 689]

Sec. 9. Definition. As used in this order, the word "function" or "functions" includes any duty, obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, discretion, or activity.

Sec. 10. References to orders and acts. Except as may for any reason be inappropriate:
(a) References in this order to the Act or any provision of the Act shall be deemed to include references thereto as amended from time to time.
(b) References in this order to any prior Executive order not superseded by this order shall be deemed to include references thereto as amended from time to time.
(c) References in this order to this order shall be deemed to include references thereto as amended from time to time.

[Sec. 10 amended by Executive Order 11380 of Nov. 8, 1967, 32 FR 15627, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 689]

Sec. 11. Prior directives and actions. (a) This order supersedes Executive Order No. 10716 of June 17, 1957, and Executive Order No. 10912 of January 18, 1961. Except to the extent that they may be inconsistent with law or with this order, other directives, regulations, and actions relating to the functions delegated by this order and in force immediately prior to the issuance of this order shall remain in effect until amended, modified, or revoked by appropriate authority.
(b) This order shall neither limit nor be limited by Executive Order No. 11014 of April 17, 1962.
(c) To the extent not heretofore superseded, there are hereby superseded the provisions of the letters of the President to the Director of the United States Information Agency dated August 16, 1955, and August 21, 1956 (22 FR 101-103).

Sec. 12. Effective date. The provisions of this order shall be effective immediately.


Editorial note: Executive Order 11034 was further modified by sec. 2 of Executive Order 11380, as set forth below:
Sec. 2. It is hereby determined that the performance by any department or other executive agency of functions authorized by sections 102(a)(2) and 102(a)(3) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2451(a)(2) and (3)) without regard to the provisions and limitations referred to in section (8)(a)(15) of Executive Order No. 11034 of June 25, 1962 (to the extent set forth in the latter section) is in furtherance of the purposes of that Act.


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