Executive Order 12066—Inspection of Foreign Assistance Programs
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Section 124 of the International Development and Food Assistance Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-88, 95 Stat. 541 ) and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to assist the Secretary of State in carrying .out his responsibilities under Section 622(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2382 (c)), hereafter referred to as the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows: 1-1. Assignment of Duties and Responsibilities.
1-101. I hereby direct the Secretary of State to assign to the Inspector General, Foreign Service, all duties and responsibilities vested in the Inspector General, Foreign Assistance by Section 624 (d) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 2384(d) ).
1-102. Having determined that all of the authorities vested in the Inspector General, Foreign Assistance, by Section 624(d) of the Act are necessary for the Inspector General, Foreign Service, to carry out the duties and responsibilities assigned to him pursuant to this Order, I hereby authorize the Inspector General, Foreign Service, to exercise all such authorities subject to the provisions of Section 1-2 of this Order.
1-2. Performance of Duties and Responsibilities.
1-201. In carrying out his duties and responsibilities and in exercising his authorities pursuant to this Executive Order, the Inspector General, Foreign Service, shall not duplicate the scope of the audit, investigation and inspection authorities of the other agencies, including those of the Inspectors General of the armed services, and shall concentrate upon matters that have substantial and direct impact upon the responsibilities of the Secretary of State under Section 622(c) of the Act.
1-202. The authority described in Section 624(d) (6) of the Act shall be exercised by the Inspector General, Foreign Service, only with the specific consent of the Secretary of State and in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of State which, whenever practical, afford the head of any agency whose programs are subject to audit, review or inspection pursuant to such Section a reasonable opportunity to take corrective action before any suspension takes effect.
1-3. Administrative Matters.
1-301. The Secretary of State shall provide for the appropriate transfer of offices, entities, property, and records of the Office of the Inspector General, Foreign Assistance to the Office of the Inspector General, Foreign Service.
1-302. This Executive Order is effective July 1, 1978.
The White House,
June 29, 1978.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:22 p.m., June 30, 1978]
Note: The text of the Executive order was released on June 30.
Jimmy Carter, Executive Order 12066—Inspection of Foreign Assistance Programs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/249044