This fall, we interviewed nearly 3,300 members of the U.S. Government’s Foreign Service community (Community). We engaged with a representative cross-section of direct hire and adult family members across all 50 agencies in domestic assignment and under Chiefs of Mission at foreign posts. Starr Opinion Research developed the methodology for the survey design and administration, which was reviewed by GTM/OTA, and programmed the survey. Star Opinion conducted the analysis independently. A full description of the methodology is available; email GCLOaskSurvey@state.gov.
Levels of familiarity with GCLO and usage of their offerings correlate to more positive impressions of GCLO; the GCLO reputation suffers among those casually familiar and unfamiliar with GCLO offerings.
Foreign Service Life
Bidding factors provide insight into different priorities of Foreign Service household-types. Sizable minority of the community struggle with work-life balance.