Worldwide Family Member Employment Overview
Adult Family Member Population Overseas
Employment Status of Family Members Overseas
|Status||Number of EFMs||Percentage|
|Employed Inside the Mission||3,124||25%|
|Employed Outside the Mission||2,095||17%|
Geographic Distribution of Family Member Employment – Fall 2022
|Bureau||Family Members at Post||Working Inside||Working Outside||Total Family Members Working|
|African Affairs (AF)1||1,615||34%||19%||53%|
|East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP)2||2,301||24%||17%||41%|
|European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR)||3,753||19%||18%||37%|
|Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)3||1,410||29%||15%||44%|
|South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA)4||554||46%||14%||60%|
|Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA)||2,737||23%||16%||39%|
|Total / Average||12,370||25%||17%||42%|
(Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.)
1 Two AF Special Incentive Posts (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of AF Inside the Mission positions.
2 One EAP Special Incentive Post (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of EAP Inside the Mission positions.
3 Two NEA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 2% of NEA Inside the Mission positions.
4 Two SCA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 1% of SCA Inside the Mission positions.
Number of Inside the Mission EFM Employees by Bureau – Fall 2019 to 2022
Family Members Employed Inside the Mission
Family Member Employment Outside the Mission – Fall 2022
|Field||Number of EFMs||Percentage|
|Law||7||Less than 1%|
|Other Dip||5||Less than 1%|
Worldwide Family Member Employment Overview, Fall 2022 (236 updated posts, 99% of posts reporting)
“Adult Family Members” are associated with the US Department of State, the other Foreign Affairs Agencies, as well as all other government agencies operating under Chief of Mission authority.
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