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referred immediately to the Office of the § 504.1 Introduction. General Counsel (IGC). IGC will investi

It is the policy of the U.S. Information gate all the circumstances of the alleged

Agency that information about its operimproper withholding, and compile a

ations, organization, procedures, and reccomplete file on the matter.

ords be freely available to the public in [32 F.R. 9657, July 4, 1967, as amended at

accordance with the provisions of Public 34 F.R. 20429, Dec. 31, 1969]

Law 89-487, the “Public Information Act $ 503.7 Exemptions.

of 1966,” referred to hereinafter as “The

Act,” which amended the "Public InforThe Act authorizes exemption from

mation" section of the Administrative disclosure of the following classes of rec

Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 552). ords and information concerning matters that are:

$ 504.2 Description of central and field (a) Specifically required by Executive organization, established places at order to be kept secret in the interest which, officers from whom, and methof the national defense or foreign policy;

ods whereby the public may obtain (b) Related solely to the internal per

information. sonnel rules and practices of the Agency; The U.S. Information Agency is orga

(c) Specifically exempted from dis- nized to help achieve U.S. foreign polclosure by statute;

icy objectives by making understandable (d) Trade secrets and commercial or to the people of other countries U.S. acfinancial information obtained from a tions and policies, as well as the tradiperson and privileged or confidential; tions, values, and culture from which

(e) Interagency or intraagency memo- they flow. The Agency advises the Presirandums or letters which would not be dent, his representatives abroad, and the available by law to a party other than various departments and agencies on the an agency in litigation with the Agency; implications of foreign opinion for pres

(f) Personnel and medical files and ent and contemplated U.S. policies, prosimilar files the disclosure of which grams, and official statements. To would constitute a clearly unwarranted achieve these purposes the Agency is diinvasion of personal privacy; and

rected from Washington, D.C. It oper(g) Investigatory files compiled for ates field posts in over 100 foreign counlaw enforcement purposes except to the tries. The chief executive of the Agency extent available by law to a party other is the Director, assisted by the Deputy than an agency.

Director and the Deputy Director (Policy

and Plans). The Director is advised by $ 503.8 Limitation of exemptions.

the Advisory Commission on InformaThe Act declares that it does not au

tion, a body of five private citizens apthorize withholding of information or pointed by the President and confirmed limit the availability of Agency records

by the Senate. to the public, nor is authority granted

(a) Closely attached to the Office of to withhold information from Congress.

the Director are the Office of Policy and

Plans; the Office of Research and AsPART 504-ORGANIZATION

sessment; the Office of the U.S. ComSec.

missioner General, Japan World Expo504.1 Introduction.

sition; and the Office of Public 504.2 Description of central and field or- Information. ganization, established places at

(1) Office of Policy and Plans (IOP). which, officers from whom, and

IOP formulates basic information polimethods whereby the public may obtain information.

cies for the Agency and assures that they

are reflected in the Agency's output. It AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 504 issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended,

prepares guidance on information policy

for operating elements of the Agency, sec. 501, 65 Stat. 290; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 31 U.S.C. 483a, 5 U.S.C. 301, 552, E.O. 10477, as

based on briefings and background inamended; 3 CFR, 1949–1953 Comp., E.O.

formation received through liaison with 10501, as amended; 3 CFR, 1949–1953 Comp. the White House, the Departments of SOURCE: The provisions of this part 504

State and Defense, other Government appear at 34 F.R. 20427, Dec. 31, 1969, unless agencies and private organizations. It otherwise noted.

issues guidelines for the preparation of

planning documents by Agency elements 1 Appears as Part 501, correction noted at and by overseas posts and reviews the 35 F.R. 807, Jan. 21, 1970.

plans to assure that overseas operations


are consistent with established policy (3) The Office of the Commissioner objectives and that resources are General for the Japan World Exposition allocated in accordance with Agency (I/E). I/E, as the title suggests, is not a priorities.

permanent Agency office. The Office is re(2) Office of Research and Assess- sponsible for all aspects of U.S. Government (IOR). (i) IOR systematically ment participation relative to the Japan evaluates Agency operations to ensure World Exposition being held in Osaka in that they serve program objectives with 1970. It supervises and coordinates the maximum efficiency. It provides the planning, design, and fabrication of the agency with a single element responsible U.S. Pavilion and its related exhibits as for the assessment of products and well as their operation during the course operations. It supervises and coordinates of the Exposition. the work of the Inspections and Audit (4) Office of Public Information (I/R). Staff, the Research Service, the Special I/R is responsible for the Agency's doStudies Staff, the Agency Library, and mestic media relations and contacts with the Historian.

the public. It responds to questions from (ii) The Inspection and Audit Staff the American public concerning the purappraises on behalf of the Associate poses and operations of the Agency, and Director for the Director the operation prepares and issues news releases on apand administration of both overseas and propriate activities, policies, and persondomestic offices and the individual per- nel actions. This Office also arranges for formance of Agency Foreign Service per- public appearances by Agency officials; sonnel. It uses full-time inspection and prepares the semiannual report to the audit personnel as well as qualified offi- Congress; publishes the monthly house cers borrowed from other elements for organ, “USIA WORLD”; conducts public this purpose. Its responsibilities include tours of the Agency exhibit at the Voice establishing program inspection and of America and of VOA studios; and audit criteria; planning inspection and helps to coordinate affiliations between audit scheduies; processing report mate- American and foreign cities. rials; developing followup procedures; (b) Staff support is provided by the and maintaining liaison with other agen- Office of Personnel and Training, the cies, such as the Department of State, Office of Administration, the Office of the on inspection and audit matters of com- General Counsel, and the Office of mon interest.

Security. (iii) Through sample surveys and (1) Office of Personnel and Training other methods of empirical research, the (IPT). IPT plans and carries out reResearch Service provides information cruiting, examining, selecting, and placon foreign opinion relevant to U.S. for- ing employees, developing careers, and eign policy and to the Agency's mandate; classifying positions; and plans and condescribes the channels of communication ducts orientation and training promost likely to reach influential audiences grams for domestic and foreign service abroad; and assesses the reach and im- employees. pact of specific USIA programs. It keeps (2) Office of Administration (IOA). the Director abreast of foreign press re- IOA develops, interprets, and applies adactions to U.S. actions and policies, and ministrative and management policies advises him on the activities of foreign and procedures necessary to assure effecinformation services.

tive operation of the Agency's programs. (iv) The Library provides books, peri- It provides central management, budget, odicals, documents, and a clipping file fiscal, emergency planning, contract and for staff use. Its reference service sup- procurement, information management, ports both domestic and overseas needs. automatic data processing, and admin

(v) The Special Studies Staff continu- istrative services for the Agency. ously reviews Agency activities in terms (3) Office of the General Counsel of present and future program needs. (IGC). The General Counsel and his staff Utilizing ad hoc task forces, inspection advise all elements of the Agency on the reports, research findings and other interpretation of all laws, regulations, sources, it recommends priorities in the and Executive orders that authorize the allocation of resources to meet Agency Agency's programs or relate to the objectives.

Agency's activities. The Office assists in (vi) The Historian's primary respon- the drafting of proposed legislation, Exsibility is to provide the Agency with a ecutive orders, regulations, contracts, corporate memory of its past experience. leases, and other legal documents. The

Office of the General Counsel also has gram under which U.S. publishers make the responsibility for conducting the available selected current books for presAgency's relations with Congress. The entation to individuals and institutions Office represents the Agency in hearings abroad. It facilitates and promotes the arising on disputes on contracts, equal use of American music, art, drama, etc. employment opportunity, and licensing. in overseas programming. The Office secures the necessary rights

(3) Motion Picture and Television clearances for the Agency's activities and Service (IMV). IMV produces and/or advises on matters relating to ethical contracts for the production of, or otherconduct and conflict of interest of Agency

wise acquires, motion pictures in approemployees.

priate languages and prints for use (4) Office of Security (IOS). IOS is

abroad in commercial theaters or for responsible for developing, directing, and showing by USIS posts. It produces or implementing plans, policies, and stand- acquires television films and tapes for ards for personnel and physical security. posts to place on local television stations As the Agency's investigative arm, it

and networks in countries overseas. It conducts all inquiries relating to security,

furnishes USIS posts with necessary personnel, administrative and operating equipment, supplies, technical services, matters. It makes recommendations in

and direction for motion picture and telecases where an employee's activities are vision programs. The International allegedly inconsistent with the interests Communications Media Staff of the of national security.

Motion Picture and Television Service (c) Program materials are generated monitors and facilitates the operation of by the Agency's media services, the

certain international organizations and Broadcasting Service, the Information festivals including United States particiCenter Service, the Motion Picture and pation therein, and assists some domestic Television Service, and the Press and organizations active in this field. Also Publications Service.

under authority delegated to the Agency (1) Broadcasting Service (IBS). IBS by Executive Order 11311 of October 14, (the Voice of America) produces and 1966, issued pursuant to Public Law 89– broadcasts radio programs in English and

634 the staff issues export certificates of foreign languages and operates broad- educational, audiovisual materials and casting and relay facilities to transmit authenticates foreign certificates coverthese programs. It also furnishes tech- ing the import of such materials. nical services and materials to the

(4) Press and Publications Service Agency's overseas posts for broadcasting (IPS). IPS produces a wide variety of radio programs through local outlets, and editorial materials for placement by USIS its supplies packaged programs to the

posts overseas in local newspapers and posts. Broadcasts originating in the periodicals and for use in post publicaUnited States are directed primarily at

tions. It produces and operates the WireCommunist bloc countries and second- less File, a radioteletype service to all arily at selected areas of the Free World. areas offering program materials for

(2) Information Center Service (ICS). local placement and background inICS gives professional guidance and sup

formation for post and embassy perplies materials to information centers sonnel. It provides posts a general and and binational centers to assist them in regional feature service, photographs program planning and execution. It pro- and picture stories, “paper show” exmotes and assists the distribution of hibits, magazines, pamphlets, posters, American books, in English and in trans- magazine reprints, and cartoon booklets. lation, to selected individuals and in- It also manages printing plants at Restitutions. It operates a worldwide ex

gional Service Centers in Manila, Beirut, hibits program. It also operates a sepa

and Mexico City, furnishes posts with rately funded Special International Ex- press and photo supplies and equipment, hibition program which presents U.S. na- and offers them technical advice. tional exhibitions in the USSR and

(d) The Assistant Directors of the East Europe and at selected international Agency for the six geographic areas are fairs and expositions. It supports the

the Director's principal advisers on all English teaching activities of USIS, bina- programs in or directed to countries in tional centers, and special English teach

these areas. They help to formulate ining institutes by providing teaching ma

formation policies and represent the Diterials and professional consultative

rector in interagency groups. They spend services. It operates a donated books pro- a large part of their time in the countries

of their geographic region. The Assistant Directors (Africa, Europe, East Asia and Pacific, Latin America, Near East and South Asia, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe) are responsible for the direction, coordination, and management of information programs for the countries of their geographic areas. They supply a knowledge of field problems and requirements to the Agency's policy and planning processes. They arrange with media services to provide media products to their areas. They consult with appropriate area and country officers in the Department of State, the Agency for International Development, and with other agencies, on operational matters of mutual concern.

(e) The foregoing Agency elements have their principal Washington offices in the following locations:

AGENCY ELEMENTS AND ADDRESSES The Director, Office of Policy and Plans, Office

of Research and Assessment, Office of the Commissioner General, Japan World Exposition, Office of Public Information, Office of Administration, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Security, Area Offices for Africa, Latin America, Europe, Soviet Union and East Europe, Near East and South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific-1750

Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Office of Personnel and Training, Press and

Publications Service—1776 Pennsylvania

Avenue NW. Information Center Service-1711 New York

Avenue NW. Broadcasting Service-Health, Education,

and Welfare Building, 300 C Street SW. Motion Picture and Television Service-Old

Post Office Building, 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

(f) Agency offices abroad, known as the U.S. Information Service (USIS), under the supervision of the Chiefs of Mission, and with the guidance of the Director and the appropriate area Assistant Director, conduct public information, public relations and cultural activities—i.e., those activities intended to inform or influence foreign public opinion-for agencies of the U.S. Government except for Commands of the Department of Defense. Each USIS office is headed by a Public Affairs Officer who is a member of the "country team" under the Chief of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission. The Agency maintains field offices at the following locations: Afghanistan-Kabul. Algeria-Algiers. Argentina-Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario.

Australia-Canberra, Melbourne, Perth,

Sydney. Austria-Vienna. Barbados—Bridgetown. Belgium-Brussels. Bolivia-La Paz. Brazil-Belo, Horizonte, Brasilia, Porto Ale

gre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao

Paulo. Burma-Rangoon. Burundi-Bujumbura. Cameroon-Douala, Yaounde. Canada-Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto. Central African Republic-Banqui. Ceylon-Colombo. Chad-Fort Lamy. Chile Santiago. Colombia-Bogota. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Bukavu,

Kinshasa, Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Lulua

bourg. Costa Rica-San Jose. Cyprus-Nicosia. Dahomey-Contonou. Denmark—Copenhagen. Dominican Republic-Santo Domingo. Ecuador-Guayaquil, Quito. El Salvador-San Salvador. Ethiopia-Addis Ababa, Asmara. Finland-Helsinki. France Marseille, Paris. Gabon-Libreville. Germany-Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frank

furt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart. Ghana-Accra. Greece-Athens, Thessaloniki. Guatemala-Guatemala City. Guinea-Conakry. Guyana-Georgetown. Haiti-Port au Prince. Honduras–Tegucigalpa. Hong Kong. Iceland—Reykjavik. India--Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Hy

derabad, Lucknow, Mardras, New Delhi,

Indonesia-Djakarta, Surabaya, Medan.
Iran, Isfahan, Khorramshahr,

Israel-Tel Aviv.
Italy-Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome.
Ivory Coast-Abidjan.
Japan-Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nigata,

Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo. Jordan-Amman. Kenya-Nairobi. Korea—Kwangju, Pusan, Seoul, Taegu. Kuwait_Kuwait. LaosLuang Prabang, Pakse, Savannakhet,

Vientiane. Lebanon Beirut. Lesotho-Maseru. Liberia-Monrovia. Libya-Benghazi, Tripoli. Malagasy Republic-Tannanarive. Malawi-Blantyre. Malaysia–Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Penang. Mali-Bamako.

Mexico Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mexico

City, Monterrey. MoroccoCasablanca, Fez, Rabat, Tangier. Nepal-Kathmandu. Netherlands—The Hague. New Zealand-Wellington. Nicaragua—Managua. Niger-Niamey. Nigeria-Enugu,' Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano,

Lagos. Norway-Oslo. Pakistan-Dacca, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar,

Panama Panama City.
Philippines—Cebu, Davao, Manila.
Republic of South Africa-Cape Town, Jo-

hannesburg, Pretoria.
Saudi Arabia Jidda.
Sierra Leone-Freetown.
Singapore Singapore.
Somali Republic-Mogadiscio.
Spain—Madrid, Barcelona.
Syrian Arab Republic

Taiwan-Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei.
Thailand-Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen,

Korat, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phitsanulok, Songkhla, Ubon, Udon,

Tunisia Tunis.
Turkey-Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir.
United Arab Republic 1-Alexandria, Cairo.
United Kingdom-London.
Upper Volta-Ouagadougou.
Venezuela-Caracas, Maracaibo.
Viet-Nam-Can Tho, Dalat, Danang, Hue,

Yugoslavia-Belgrade, Zagreb.

Sec. 511.7 Investigations. 511.8 Limitations, 511.9 Supporting evidence. 511.10 Settlement of claims. 511.11 Acceptance of award. 511.12 When litigation is involved in claim.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 511 issued under 5 U.S.C. 301.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 511 appear at 34 F.R. 20430, Dec. 31, 1969, unless otherwise noted. § 511.1 Definitions.

Agency. Agency means the U.S. Information Agency.

Act. Act means the Federal Torts Claims Act, as amended, and codified in 28 U.S.C., sections 2671–2680. § 511.2 Scope of regulations.

The regulations in this part shall apply only to claims asserted under the Federal Tort Claims Act, as amended, or as incorporated by reference in the U.S. Information Agency Annual Appropriation Act, for money damages against the United States for injury, loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any employee of the Agency while acting within the scope of his office or employment, under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable to the claimant in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred. § 511.3

Exceptions. Claims not compensable hereunder are listed in 2680 of the Act with the exception that 2680(k) (claims arising in a foreign country) has been amended by the Agency's Annual Appropriation Act. $ 511.4 Administrative claim; when pre

sented. (a) For the purposes of the provisions of section 2672 of the Act and of this part, a claim shall be deemed to have been presented when the Agency receives, in the office designated in paragraph (b) of this section, an executed “Claim for Damage or Injury”, Standard Form 95, or other written notification of an incident, accompanied by a claim for money damages in a sum certain, for injury to or loss of property, personal injury or death, alleged to have occurred by reason of the incident. The claimant may, if he desires, file a brief with his claim setting forth the law or other arguments in support of his claim. In cases involving


PROCEDURE Sec. 511.1 Definitions. 511.2 Scope of regulations. 511.3

Exceptions. 511.4 Administrative claim, when

presented. 511.5

Who may file claim. 511.6

Agency authority to adjust, deter

mine, compromise and settle claims and limitations upon that authority.

1 No operations at present.

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