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Family Member Employment


Like American families everywhere, many in the Foreign Service are two-income families. The Family Liaison Office (FLO) has a dedicated team of professionals working to increase employment options for Foreign Service family members, both at home and abroad.

The Employment Program Team will advise individual family members on overseas and Washington area employment issues, either in person or via email or phone. FLO assists family members looking to work overseas on the local economy or inside a U.S. Embassy or Consulate through such programs as the Global Employment Initiative (GEI). For family members seeking employment in the Washington D.C. area, FLO provides the Job Seekers Network Group (JSNG), employment orientation sessions, and distributes The Network, with job vacancy announcements and additional resources. FLO coordinates functional training for Foreign Service family members, maintains information on training options, and provides leadership in new programs for home-based businesses and telework.

EMPLOYMENT OVERSEAS
Anti-Nepotism: Eligible Family Member Guidelines on the Supervisory Relationship
Bilateral Work Agreements and de facto Work Arrangements
Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP)
FAQ’s: Executive Order Eligibility 12721
Global Employment Initiative Program
Hiring Mechanisms
Overseas Employment Checklist (pdf)
Portable Employment Options
Professional Development Fellowship Program
The Basics: Family Member Employment Overseas
Standard Form 50 (SF-50) Notification of Personnel Action (pdf)

EMPLOYMENT IN THE U.S.
Retirement and the Foreign Service Spouse
The NETWORK
Washington Area Employment Checklist (pdf)
Standard Form 50 (SF-50) Notification of Personnel Action (pdf)

 THIS MATERIAL IS SPECIFIC TO FOREIGN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

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