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Under Secretary for Management

Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation

Our Mission

The Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation (M/PRI) is the Under Secretary for Management’s central management analysis organization. M/PRI is comprised of three staffs that handle management policy, rightsizing, and innovation.

Key Topics

National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 38

The National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 38 dated June 2, 1982, gives the Chief of Mission (COM) control of the size, composition, and mandate of overseas full-time mission staffing for all U.S. Government agencies.

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Eco-Diplomacy, coined by the U.S. Department of State, means: “the practice of advancing ecological protection by conducting diplomacy that leverages examples of conserving natural resources, sustainable operations, and effective environmental stewardship.”

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Planning & Reporting

GC-ES oversees and coordinates the Department’s efforts to comply with and respond to all executive orders, regulations and reporting inquiries related to the Department’s energy, environmental and sustainability performance.

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Compliance & Innovation

When new regulations require a change in Department procedures or operations, GC-ES works with affected offices to develop solutions and convene potential partners to help initiate changes that result in Department compliance.

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Outreach & Partnerships

GC-ES serves as the caretaker of the Department’s best practices, sustainability-related institutional knowledge, success stories, and compliance requirements.

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