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Foreign Gifts Program U.S. General Services Administration Presentation for NPMA Federal Center Chapter Dave Robbins, CPPM Director GSA, Federal Supply.

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1 Foreign Gifts Program U.S. General Services Administration Presentation for NPMA Federal Center Chapter Dave Robbins, CPPM Director GSA, Federal Supply Service Property Management Division March 29, 2006

2 What are Foreign Gifts? > Virtually anything can be a foreign gift…..

3 Applicable Guidance > 5 USC 7342 » Statute establishing authorities for Government organizations and employees > 41 CFR » Utilization, Donation, and Disposal of Foreign Gifts and Decorations

4 What are Foreign Gifts? > Defined in 5 USC 7342 (and repeated in 41 CFR ) » “Gift” means a tangible or intangible present (other than a decoration) tendered by, or received from, a foreign government » “Foreign government” means— → (A) any unit of foreign governmental authority, including any foreign national, State, local, and municipal government; → (B) any international or multinational organization whose membership is composed of any unit of foreign government described in subparagraph (A); and → (C) any agent or representative of any such unit or such organization, while acting as such;

5 As a Federal Employee > You can retain a gift less than minimal value » Currently $305 » Some agencies have lower thresholds > Gifts above minimal value are considered gifts to the agency, not the employee

6 Agency Processing > Internal Agency guidance/procedures > However, if above minimal value, becomes agency property » Official use » Report as excess » Employee has option to purchase gift

7 Excess Reporting > Specific requirements in 41 CFR » Name of employee who received gift » Identification of foreign government → And, if possible, official who presented gift » Date of acceptance » Presidential Administration » If employee is interested in purchasing gift → If yes, commercial appraisal prepared in the United States

8 Gifts Processing > Informal screening » Federal and Donation » Available for Federal transfer only, if employee requests purchase > GSA accepts custody and accountability » Items not requested for purchase by employee » Pictures of all items » No longer accept firearms and alcoholic beverages

9 Gifts Processing > Sales » To employee after Federal screening, at commercial appraisal value » Public sales require approval of State Department

10 > Presented by: > David Robbins > Property Management Division (FBP) >


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