Under Secretary for Management Brian Bulatao (center), Director Jim Schwab (center right), and Deputy Director Janice deGarmo (center left) join Team Cfa to celebrate the launch of the Center for Analytics at the Data for Diplomacy 2020 event, Jan. 16. Photo by Erica Bostrom

The Department launches the Center for Analytics

By Janice deGarmo Business and policy leaders today increasingly turn to analytics for help in solving their most complex problems. In an age of information overload, only those who can leverage data as a strategic asset can win. The...
Retirements

Retirements | March 2020

Civil Service Adams, Ronald M.Anders, JaroslawBobotek, Susan T.Burkart, Alex R.Carroll, Thomas J.Cento, Daniel W.Chavanne Lynch, M.Clement-Lilly, Ella M.Cornelious, Kevin B.Everdale, Fred G.Figueroa, Jill F.Frick, Margaret M.Gonzales, Cathy A.Harnish, Leslie A.Harvey, Jayne D.Holton, Pamela G.Jonsson, Nanna...

Diversity and Inclusion Council hosts inaugural outreach event

Dr. Ray Crawford Jr., the chief of staff of executive outreach within the Federal Student Aid Office at the Department of Education, gives a presentation “Leveraging Diversity for a More Inclusive Workplace” in the...
Consular Professional Courtnay Rosenberger (seventh from the right) with consular colleagues and airmen during the 2019 Consular Leadership Day at Al Udeid Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of the Al Udeid Air Base

Broader Mission

By Courtnay Rosenberger and Chris Breding  The Department recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Consular Affairs Appointment-Eligible Family Members (CA-AEFM) program, which allows EFMs to serve as vice consuls at overseas missions. The CA-AEFM...
Thirteen of the 14 Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) graduates celebrate with SES CDP staff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe A. Lussier (third from left), and Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (center, gray jacket) after the graduation ceremony in the Burns Auditorium, Jan. 17. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Department encourages diversity among leadership

By Jameela Raja Akbari The Department of State’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) held a graduation ceremony for its most recent participants in the Burns Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building,...
Nurses at the 2020 MED CNE participate in a trauma simulation. Photo by Marian Thwaites

MED nurses and providers participate in a continuing education program

By Anna Lason The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) safeguards and promotes the health and well-being of America’s diplomatic community and facilitates the diplomatic efforts of the Department of State. MED has more than 700...
To celebrate the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Instagram debut, DSS Public Affairs launched a social media campaign called the Pic Ur Shot photo tournament, March 2. Assistant Secretary Michael Evanoff announced the campaign in a video shared on the Department’s intranet. In the DSS Pic Ur Shot tournament, photos that showcase the work of DSS will compete in four elimination rounds. Employees can vote for their favorites on the Pick Ur Shot Tournament page, and the final winning photo will be the first DSS Instagram post. Voting will continue through March 12 before the final photo is revealed. Photo courtesy of DSS

DSS social media campaign encourages employee engagement

To celebrate the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Instagram debut, DSS Public Affairs launched a social media campaign called the Pic Ur Shot photo tournament, March 2. Assistant Secretary Michael Evanoff announced the campaign in...

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The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Kasirat "Bo" Villa. Villa smiles on the right.