Foreign Service Families

Family Liaison Office (FLO)
Improves your quality of life and serves our overseas communities through the worldwide Community Liaison Office (CLO) program.

Office of Overseas Schools
Promotes quality educational opportunities at the elementary and secondary level for dependents of American citizens supporting U.S. government interests abroad.

Transition Center
Provides security and life skills training, post-specific bidding and assignments research materials, resilience education and training, and retirement planning courses for U.S. Government foreign affairs employees and family members assigned to diplomatic posts abroad.

Employee Rights

EEO/No FEAR Act & Whistleblower Protection Acts

The No FEAR Act requires federal agencies to post summary data about equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaints.

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act requires that nondisclosure agreements are consistent with federal whistleblower protections.

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Office of Civil Rights

The mission of the Office of Civil Rights (S/OCR) is to propagate fairness, equity and inclusion at the Department of State.The office manages the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) administrative process for the Department and works to prevent employment discrimination through outreach and training.

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Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman handles workplace conflicts that are not currently in a formal process and helps employees identify mutually satisfactory solutions.

Employee Organizations



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