159. Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Civil Service Career Development and Assignments (Bourbon) to the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes)1


  • Status of FPMP

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 has passed. On Wednesday, October 4, the Senate passed it by a voice vote. On Friday, October 6, the House passed it by a vote of 360–8. A conference report is expected shortly.

The bill must first be enrolled and then a signing ceremony arranged. No one yet has any estimates as to when the signing ceremony will be held.2

  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 3, Chron October 4–6, 1978. No classification marking. Printed from an unsigned copy.
  2. See footnote 7, Document 160.