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Mission and Values

Bureau of Resource Management
May 10, 2010


Our Mission Statement

Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and
the international community by helping to build and sustain a
more democratic, secure and prosperous world composed of
well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

Our Values


Commitment to the United States and the American people.


Maintenance of high ethical standards and integrity.


Excellence in the formulation of policy and management practices with room for creative dissent. Implementation of policy and management practices, regardless of personal views.


Responsibility for achieving United States foreign policy goals while meeting the highest performance standards.


Dedication to teamwork, professionalism, and the customer perspective.


Commitment to having a workforce that represents the diversity
of America.

Photo showing President Obama and Secretary Clinton in Cairo, Egypt, June 2009.
President Obama and Secretary Clinton in Cairo, Egypt, June 2009. AFP Image



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