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Personal Post Insights


Knowing the ins and outs of life at post can make a big difference in your bidding decisions and preparation for going abroad. Personal Post Insights (PPIs) provide anonymous feedback about life at post, including such topics as housing, schools, social life, shopping, family member employment and more.  PPIs are among the Overseas Briefing Center's (OBC) most popular resources, featuring straightforward opinions.  

  • TO FILL OUT A PERSONAL POST INSIGHTS SURVEY
    Those with Department of State Intranet access can fill out the questionnaire online. Go to the  OBC website (Intranet) and select the post for which you would like to provide feedback.  For those without Intranet access, download the appropriate survey (below), answer the questions, and e-mail the form to the OBC.  All identities are confidential and feedback is posted completely anonymously.

    SURVEYS:    Overseas Post Survey   |   Domestic Post Survey
     
  • TO REQUEST PERSONAL POST INSIGHTS FOR A SPECIFIC POST
    Personal Post Insights are for viewing by U.S. Government employees and their family members considering an overseas assignment only. They are not available to the general public. If you are a U.S. Government employee or family member under Chief of Mission authority and cannot access the Department of State Intranet, e-mail OBC to ask for the Personal Post Insight of the country you are considering. Please note your U.S. Government affiliation under Chief of Mission Authority.  When constructing a bid list, please review the OBC Country Bidding Resources.


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