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Transmittal Notice

Department policy is described in HHS General Administration Manual 20-25, “Foreign Gifts and Decorations” pending revision.

That chapter provides policy and procedures for the acceptance of gifts and decorations from foreign governments by HHS employees, including members of their families, as authorized by the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of 1966, as amended by P.L. 95-105 (5 USC 7342).

Also, see GSA regulations at 41 CFR 102-42, “Utilization, Donation, and Disposal of Foreign Gifts and Decorations” at:

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