The Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DG) Carol Z. Perez met with Department of State students at the National Defense University (NDU) to discuss professional development opportunities and support for the Department’s high-performing and agile workforce. Perez outlined some of her initiatives and then engaged with students during a question-and-answer session. Photo by Heidi Howland

DG visits National Defense University

The Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DG) Carol Z. Perez met with Department of State students at the National Defense University (NDU) to discuss professional development opportunities and...
Three dancers spin in front of colorful flags.

Cultural celebration highlights SAAEA decennial anniversary

The South Asian American Employee Association (SAAEA), one of the Department’s 14 employee affinity groups, celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a cultural celebration, Aug. 1, in Washington. Moshtayeen Ahmad and Julisara Mathew, president and...

New IRM service helps employees regain access

In order to streamline the frustrating experience of resetting a forgotten password, the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) has launched a new service called Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR). SSPR can help in quickly...

Under Secretary for Management hosts town hall

Newly appointed Under Secretary of State for Management (M) Brian J. Bulatao hosted his first town hall in the Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington, Aug. 8. Bulatao discussed his guiding principles, leadership expectations and...

Shared wisdom across 100 classes

The Orientation Division within the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has partnered with HR’s Office of Continuity Counseling to facilitate employee-centric mentor dialogue sessions for new Foreign Service officers in orientation training. Most recently, members...

Sports program promotes dialogue between women in Israel

Sponsored by Embassy Jerusalem, the NGO Friendship League for Culture and Sports engages religious and secular Jewish and Arabic women from all over Israel, in the team sport catchball. More than 800 women are...

U.S. responds to food insecurity in Zimbabwe

Embassy Zimbabwe and USAID are providing food assistance to an estimated 360,880 rural Zimbabweans in response to the critical food security situation during the upcoming lean season, between October 2019 and March 2020, in...

Icelandic leaders discuss disability rights in D.C.

Special Advisor Ann Cody from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor welcomed leaders of the Icelandic disability forum, Öryrkjabandalag Íslands, ÖBÍ, Aug. 26. These leaders visited Washington and New York to learn...

Embassy Rabat supports sustainable housing competition

Members of InterHouse—a joint U.S.-Moroccan student team from the Colorado School of Mines, Cadi Ayyad University and the School of Industrial Management—survey construction of their net-zero-energy house prototype that was showcased during the 2019...

Cultural concert series continues at HST

The Foreign Affairs Recreation Association (FARA) and State of the Arts Cultural Series sponsored a musical concert in the Dean Acheson Auditorium directed by Dr. Sonya Suhnhee Kim, Aug. 21. Lyric-dramatic baritone Thomas Beard...

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