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Protocol Gift Unit

ThThe 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 Assistant Chief of Protocol for Visits and the staffs of the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State, the Gift Unit selects the gifts for 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.

"Gifts to Federal Employees from Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies"


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