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U.S. Department of State

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Protocol Gift Unit

The Protocol Gift Unit within the Office of the Chief of Protocol serves as the central processing point for all tangible gifts received from foreign sources by employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal government. The Unit is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the official record of all gifts presented by the Department of State to officials of foreign governments. Working closely with the Chief of Protocol and the staffs of the President, the Vice President, and the Secretary of State, the Gift Unit selects the gifts presented to foreign dignitaries. Gifts received by the President, Vice President, and the Secretary of State and their spouses from foreign governments are also handled by the Gift Unit in the Office of Protocol.

Below are links to the Federal Register Report that details gifts federal employees have received from foreign government sources.



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