Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan (center) joins participants at the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar. Photo courtesy of Embassy Ghana Investing in People TalentCare Continuing Consular Service Stabilization Advisor Ian Arzeni (bottom row, left) gathers with skateboarding students following an afternoon session in Dar es Salaam, Nov. 9, 2019. Photo by Sophie Neumann Passion Project Ben Sides, the Disability Action Group’s communications officer and Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) special agent, is shown in front of the DS Chicago Field Office in late 2018. Sides uses an above knee prosthetic for his daily work and appreciates the accommodations provided under the ADA. Photo by Jeff Johnson The ADA at 30

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FSI hosts first-ever virtual orientation

The Foreign Service Institute concluded the first-ever virtual orientation for 157 Foreign Service generalists and specialists, June 26. Referring to themselves as...

DSS Basic Special Agent Course class graduates amid pandemic

Members of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Basic Special Agent Course (BSAC) Class 146 graduated in a ceremony held at the Foreign...

ConGen Wuhan shares lessons learned

The Operations Center’s Office of Crisis Management and Strategy (CMS) hosted more than 170 participants for a webinar entitled “Lessons Learned from...
Careers and the Disabled Cover showing Department of State award.

Department receives public-sector Employer of the Year Award

The Department of State was honored with the “CAREERS & the disABLED” 28th annual public-sector Employer of the Year award, July 2020....

Ventilator donation strengthens partnership in Ecuador

Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick and Ecuadorian President Moreno meet to observe a donation of ventilators arriving in Ecuador, July 8. Mission Ecuador,...

Department leaders and EAGs commemorate Juneteenth at HST

Thursday Luncheon Group, an employee affinity group (EAG), convened a socially-distanced Juneteenth Commemoration, June 19, with Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun and Director...

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Members of Embassy Kabul’s staff gather, while social distancing, in the front of the embassy before starting their volunteer work. Photo by Todd Jurkowski

Embassy Kabul redefines service

By Amy Hood Embassy Kabul was already working within the confines of a decades-long conflict, political turmoil, and terrorist threats when the coronavirus pandemic struck in March. Due to the outbreak, the...

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