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Transition Assistance - Before Retirement


Career Transition Center (FSI/TC/CTC)

Career Development Resource Center (CDRC)

  • Confidential career counseling services available to all current Department of State Civil Service (CS) employees as well as Foreign Service family members.

Located in Washington, D.C.
Tel: 202-663-3042
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Email: CDRC@state.gov

Employee Consultation Service (MED/ECS)

  • Confidential counseling services available to all USAID, Department of State Civil Service (CS) and Foreign Service (FS) employees and family members.
  • Stress, marital problems, parent/child concerns, separation, loss, grief, acute and chronic illness, depression, anxiety, financial concerns, alcohol and drug awareness, life transitions, re-entry concerns.

Located in Washington, D.C.
Tel: 202-663-1815
Email: MEDECS@state.gov

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More Resources

  • Investigate Federal Long Term Care insurance options for your parents, for you and for your spouse or same-sex domestic partner at www.ltcfeds.com
  • The National Institute of Transition Planning (NITP) lists radio shows through Federal News Radio, webinars, and other programs with a focus on retirement planning at www.nitpinc.com
  • Visit the National Association of Retired and Federal Employees at www.narfe.org
  • Before deciding in which state to live, check out Taxes by State from the Retirement Living Information Center at www.retirementliving.com.

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.


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