Virtual Onboarding

 Opening illustration by Elisabeth Schettle By LaToya Lester In March 2020, while many around the world were hurriedly bracing for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, human resource (HR) specialists across the Department of State were...
Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (seventh from left) attends the Locally Employed (LE) Staff Regional Workshop at Embassy Colombia, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Global Talent Management

Transparent Communication

Opening photo: Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (seventh from left) attends the Locally Employed (LE) Staff Regional Workshop at Embassy Colombia, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo...

Naval Support Unit

By Lt. Timothy Dahms The Department of State works closely with the Department of Defense all around the world. For many, entering an overseas post to find a U.S. Marine standing watch in Post 1...
From left: Local guard force members Yelena Sakova, Olga Seyidova, and Milayne Abasova at the new embassy compound, May 11. Photo by Matthew A. Shedd

Women in Security

From left: Local guard force members Yelena Sakova, Olga Seyidova, and Milayne Abasova at the new embassy compound, May 11. Photo by Matthew A. Shedd By Matthew A. Shedd Approaching Ashgabat’s new embassy compound construction site...
Assistive technology, such as the DaVinci Pro HD/OCR Text-to-Speech Desktop Magnifier in the Access Center (on the left), allows individuals to magnify documents and have text read aloud to them. Photo by Heidi Howland.

The Office of Accessibility and Accommodations Section 508 Team

Opening Photo: Assistive technology, such as the DaVinci Pro HD/OCR Text-to-Speech Desktop Magnifier in the Access Center (on the left), allows individuals to magnify documents and have text read aloud to them. Photo by...
Retirements

Retirements | July 2021

Civil Service Ambrose, Mary A.Bemish, Renee C.Branson, Ruth N.Briscoe, Shirley A.Brow, Raymond A.Coates, Leon D.Dedomenic, Mark J.Durham, Nancy D.Garner Jr., Kermit C.Hemphill, Patricia L.Hinton, Joann E.Hunt, David C.Kelly, Patricia A.Kirkhoff, Kristin E.Loberiza, Maria Luisa B.Mayo,...

Embassy Mexico City hosts Memorial Day ceremony

The Marine Security Detachment at Embassy Mexico City presented the colors, as Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer led a ceremony on Memorial Day to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price for...

Canberra vaccinations off to a musical start

During the designated vaccine administration weeks in April and May, the Health Unit at Embassy Canberra arranged live acoustic guitar music by Brian Hennessey (center). He played for vaccine recipients as they remained in...

ConGen Monterrey team celebrates Pride Month

Consul General William Duncan (center) and the U.S. and locally employed staff at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey hold rainbow flags in honor of Pride Month, June 1. In a social media post,...

Strategic initiative helps locals obtain land titles in Colombia

Through its Land For Prosperity activity, USAID/Embassy Bogotá supports mayors’ offices in Colombia to address urban land titling and to trigger social investment in schools and health centers through the establishment of municipal land...

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