Embassy Kathmandu’s spokesperson Andie De Arment welcomed the new cohort of the U.S Embassy Youth Council (USYC) in Nepal. The group of 55 exceptional Nepali youth leaders from across the country was selected from an application pool of more than 2,300 individuals. This year’s gender-balanced group represents the ethnic and geographic diversity of Nepal. The USYC promotes democracy, inclusion, accountability, transparency, and youth civic participation among the next generation of Nepal’s leaders and now has a network of 400-plus alumni across all sectors of Nepal. Photo by Punya Prajapati

Embassy welcomes Nepali youth leaders

Embassy Kathmandu’s spokesperson Andie De Arment welcomed the new cohort of the U.S Embassy Youth Council (USYC) in Nepal. The group of 55 exceptional Nepali youth leaders from across the country was selected from...

CLO coordinators attend training in Peru

The Family Liaison Office (FLO) offers several Community Liaison Office (CLO) trainings throughout the year in regions around the world. Most recently, 25 CLO coordinators and assistant CLO coordinators completed a training event in...

LE/FSN Staff Recognition Day

Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez and Foreign Service National (FSN) award winners at the FSN of the Year awards reception celebrated LE/FSN Staff Recognition Day....

Veterans@State sponsors CFC event

Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Lussier, who serves as senior liaison to Veterans@State, speaks with a charity representative at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Veterans’ Charity Fair, Nov. 8. The CFC Veterans’ Charity Fair, sponsored...

Jefferson Science Fellow lectures on smart cities and technology

Current Jefferson Science Fellow (JSF) Dr. Elizabeth Smela presented a lecture, “Smart Cities and Their Technologies: An introduction to smart cities and the technologies needed to implement them,” to department employees and guests, Oct....

ConGen Kolkata celebrates empowered women

Durga puja, a spectacular celebration of women’s empowerment, is India’s official nomination for UNESCO’s 2020 list of intangible cultural institutions. The Consulate General Kolkata community marked the beginning of Goddess Durga’s journey towards earth...

The NBA makes history in India

Last month, the U.S. Mission in India joined sports fans in welcoming the National Basketball Association to Mumbai for its first-ever pre-season games in India. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster celebrated the...

Diplomats in Residence share best practices

The Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment hosted an all-hands meeting in Washington, D.C., to onboard new Diplomats in Residence (DIR) and Washington-based recruiters, Aug. 5-9. DIRs are career Foreign Service generalists and specialists...
A therapy dog rests during the Pooches on the Patio event, Oct. 28. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez

Pooches on the patio

As part of the Department of State’s Work Life Wellness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month activities, the Office of Employee Relations Work/Life Division (WLD) and the Office of Accessibility & Accommodations (OAA)...

Pilot series delivers information to employees

The Bureau of Human Resources (HR) is piloting a new informal talk show style webinar series, Let’s Talk Talent. With a host and guest panelists engaging in conversation, the series seeks to dispel common...

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