Jeanne Juliao is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), currently serving as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources. She has oversight of the Office of Performance Evaluation, which handles tenure, performance, and promotion for the Foreign Service; the Office of Employee Relations, which includes conduct, suitability, and discipline matters as well as work-life programs and issues; the Office of Retirement, which processes both Civil Service retirements as well as retirements for Foreign Service employees in all of the foreign affairs agencies; and the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations, which provides centralized disability services and expertise for the Department. Her previous Civil Service positions include: serving as the Director of the Grievance Staff; Attorney Advisor; Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary in HR; the Department’s coordinator on policy, training, and litigation of Fair Labor Standards Act issues; and Chief of the Conduct, Suitability, and Discipline Division in the Office of Employee Relations. In the Foreign Service she served as a Professional Associate in Political and Economic affairs, a Community Liaison Office Coordinator, and in General Services and Cultural Affairs positions.
Ms. Juliao joined the Department in 2002 and has had tours in Venezuela, Colombia, and Milan. She is the recipient of numerous Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor awards, and has been recognized for exceptional performance in the SES. Prior to joining the Department she was an Assistant District Attorney in New York, where she was the Chief of the Grand Jury Bureau, prosecuting violent crimes cases ranging from narcotics to child sexual assault to homicide.
She holds a Bachelors Degree with Honors in Political Science, English, and History from the University of Mount Union, and a Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York Law School, where she was honored as the commencement recipient of the Ethics Award.