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The Network

The Network is designed to connect family members with potential employers within the Department of State as well as with other outside organizations in the D.C. area. FLO sources job opportunities for which family members with Executive Order 12721 Eligibility would be considered for noncompetitive hire upon their return to the U.S. FLO also works with outside organizations to source job opportunities and give family members the inside track on government contract, NGO, and other private sector positions in the U.S. Job vacancy announcements and other employment related information, including upcoming programs and FLO services, is distributed via The Network listserv to registered family members.

Family members may register to receive this information by sending an email to Include employee sponsor's name, agency affiliation, and the family member's email address - it is usually best to include a private address from which these announcements may also be viewed in the event of a move.

For Hiring Managers and HR Specialists

Hiring managers and Human Resources (HR) Specialists with the Department of State who would like to advertise on The Network can search "NCE" on the intranet or email for a link to FLO's webpage for hiring managers and HR Specialists. This page contains all the regulations, procedures, and templates that are needed and summarizes how The Network can help meet recruiting goals. Other federal agencies can contact for information.


This material is specific to Foreign Service employees and thier families.


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