Secretary Pompeo Address Employees
Under Secretary for Management

Bureau of Human Resources

Our Mission

The Bureau of Human Resources strives to recruit, retain, and sustain a diverse, talented, and inclusive workforce that is prepared to advance U.S. national security interests and American values in every corner of the world. Under the leadership of the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, the Bureau of Human Resources leads the recruitment, assignment, and career development processes to build an engaged and effective workforce.

Key Topics

People: Our Strength

The employees of the Bureau of Human Resources support our people to achieve their greatest potential. Through every aspect of human capital management, from recruitment to retirement, we recognize the accomplishments of our dedicated workforce who manage the assignments, evaluation, promotion, discipline, career development, and retirement policies and programs for the Department's Foreign and Civil Service employees and locally-employed staff.

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Diversity and Inclusion: Our Commitment

The U.S. Department of State is firmly committed to building a workforce that reflects our nation’s diversity and leverages the creativity of diverse, talented groups to advance America’s foreign policy priorities. To reap the benefits of a diverse workforce, we have built an inclusive workplace in which every employee is treated with dignity and respect and feels empowered to serve the American people.

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Family Support: Our Community

The people of the U.S. Department of State form a special community, and the organization is dedicated to supporting its needs. We are committed to improving the quality of life of State Department employees, their family members, and members of household who are serving, have served, or will serve at our U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions abroad.

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Careers: Our Future

At the U.S. Department of State, you have an extraordinary opportunity to spark positive change as part of the preeminent U.S. foreign affairs institution. Your service will further security at home and build invaluable relationships that promote America’s interests and values throughout the world.

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U.S. Department of State

Welcome to the new

Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.