Tokyo PAO sponsors skating clinic

As part of its Go for Gold campaign, the Public Affairs Section in Tokyo sponsored a skate clinic and speaking program with 2010 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Feb. 20. Held at...
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...

Jazz festival brings music exchange to Port-au-Prince

The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival (PAPJazz 2020), which emphasizes the existence of true jazz, was a breath of fresh air during the 14th annual celebration, Jan. 18-25. During the festival, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti...

Manners Matter

Ambassador Robert Jackson (Ret.) (top left) assists participants during a hands-on exercise in a protocol class that he co-leads with Peggy Ward at the Foreign Service Institute. The course, MQ 116 Protocol and U.S....

Musical Diplomacy

The Brooklyn-based band, The Hunterones, toured Nigeria through a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored American Music Abroad program, Jan. 17-Feb. 2. The Huntertones, who take pride in the American musical traditions of...

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...

Department highlights Data Privacy Day

The Department of State’s Privacy staff in the Office of Global Information Services (A/GIS/PRV) including (from left) John C. Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary of A/GIS; Salome Tewelde, program manager; Cenita Baham, program manager; Christina...

COMs champion diplomacy

A diverse group of leaders from U.S. Missions around the world traveled to Washington, Feb. 24-28, to attend the Department's annual Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. The cohort attended leadership seminars and participated in...

Announcing the Bureau of Global Talent Management

Director General Carol Z. Perez announced the new name of the Bureau of Human Resources, Feb. 19. The Bureau of Human Resources is now officially renamed the Bureau of Global Talent Management (GTM). “Global...
The Bureau of Human Resources will host the third episode of its new informal morning talk show style webinar series, Let’s Talk Talent. The beginning of a new year is a great time for employees to review career milestones and set new professional growth and development goals. This episode will focus on professional development for both civil service and Foreign Service employees and will discuss resources, opportunities, and ways to navigate challenges related to professional development. Guests from the Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management, and the Office of Career Development and Assignments will discuss professional development and answer participants’ questions in real time. Join the live webinar online, Feb. 13 at 8:00AM ET. (Accessible via OpenNet and internet, but not via GO.) Photo by Luis A. Jimenez

HR video series focuses on professional development

The Bureau of Human Resources will host the third episode of its new informal morning talk show style webinar series, Let’s Talk Talent. The beginning of a new year is a great time for...

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Making a Statement

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