Family Liaison Office (Department of State) - identifies issues and advocates for programs and solutions, providing a variety of client services, and extending services to overseas communities through the management of the worldwide Community Liaison Office (CLO) program. www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo
Office of Allowances (Department of State) - develops and coordinates policies, regulations, standards, and procedures to administer the government-wide allowances and benefits program abroad under the Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR). http://aoprals.state.gov
Office of Overseas Schools (Department of State) - promotes quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens carrying out our programs and interests of the U.S. Government abroad. www.state.gov/m/a/os
AAFSW (Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide) - offers a local playgroup, French language group, foreign-born spouses group, morning coffees with special speakers, the Livelines e-mail group, a listing of Foreign Service Blogs, and more. www.aafsw.org
ADST (Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training) - offers texts of its "country reader" oral history collections free of charge on its website. These collections bring together excerpts on individual countries from ADST's 1700 interviews of former diplomats. The full collection of diplomatic oral histories is available at the Library of Congress through a link at adst.org. The organization also has a publications program and supports diplomatic training. wwww.adst.org
AFSA (American Foreign Service Association) - the professional association of the U.S. Foreign Service and the exclusive bargaining agent for all Foreign Service employees in the five foreign affairs agencies. The AFSA Member Guidance section of their websites offers basic information that may be of assistance, including an attorney's list. They also provide a listing of Foreign Service Blogs. www.afsa.org
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