Prior to her retirement, then-Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (third from left) visited the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, May 23. The visit was part of her first overseas trip since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. Perez listened to the ideas of U.S. employees, eligible family members, and locally employed (LE) staff and answered questions about policies. Consul General Melinda Pavek (center) and Management Officer Ana Chiaventone (sixth from left) hosted Perez and introduced her to the all-woman board (also pictured) of post’s Foreign Service National Association to discuss LE staff employment concerns.
Photo by Avijit Bhattacharya