An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Employee and Community Resources

Department and Foreign Service Communities

Global Community Liaison Office (GCLO)
Provides a variety of programs and services to the Foreign Service family—employees and their families serving overseas and returning to the U.S.—including the worldwide Community Liaison Office program and Global Employment Initiative.

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.

The child of a staffer from U.S. Embassy Abuja revels in a downpour as the U.S. Secretary of State addresses Embassy employees and their family members on August 24, 2016, at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain]

Employee Rights

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.

scale or scales with copyspace showing law justice or legal concept

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.

Man and woman are shaking hands in office. Collaborative teamwork.

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

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future