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Worldwide Family Member Employment Overview, Spring 2022 (234 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.

 


 

Report 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Spring FAMER 12,154 12,159 12,249 11,974 12,373
Fall FAMER  11,982  11,722  11,756 11,840

Chart displaying the reported adult family member population overseas

 


 

Working Inside the Mission 3,112 25%
Working Outside the Mission 2,035 17%
Not Employed 7,226 58%
Report Number of EFMs Percentage

Chart displaying reported employment status of family members overseas

 


 

Bureau Family Members at Post Working Inside % Working Outside % Total Family Members Working %
African Affairs (AF)1 1,591 36% 18% 54%
East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) 2,343 23% 17% 39%
European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) 3,818 20% 17% 37%
Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)2 1,388 30% 15% 45%
South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA)3 540 43% 14% 56%
Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) 2,693 22% 16% 38%
Total and Average 12,373 25% 17% 42%

1 One AF Special Incentive Post (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of AF Inside the Mission positions.

2 Two NEA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 2% of EAP Inside the Mission positions.

3 Two SCA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 10% of SCA Inside the Mission positions.

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

 


 

Report AF EAP EUR NEA SCA WHA
2019 Spring 573 571 757 359 256 637
2020 Spring 602 582 757 394 287 667
2021 Spring 532 523 760 379 262 620
2022 Spring 575 531 754 417 230 605

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

Chart displaying the number of inside the mission EFM employees by Bureau

 


 

Report 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Spring FAMER 2,602 3,143 3,289 3,076 3,112
Fall FAMER 2,962  3,154 3,018 2,893

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Inside the Mission

 


 

Category Number of EFMs Percentage of EFMs
Telework 586 29%
Other Field 509 25%
Home Business and Freelance 451 22%
Education 281 14%
DETO 208 10%
Total 2,035 100%

Other Fields Defined

Field Number of EFMs Percentage of EFMS
Local Econ 190 9%
Int’l Org 74 4%
US Gov-DC 69 3%
RECASSN 51 3%
PVO/NGO 32 2%
Law 24 1%
Medical 24 1%
Commute US 19 1%
Military 18 1%
Other Dip 8 0%
Total 509 25%

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Outside the Mission

 


 

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