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Certificates of Competency for the Nominees to be Chiefs of Mission

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In accordance with Section 304 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, Certificates of Competency must be presented to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for presidential nominees to be Chief of Mission that demonstrate the competence of [a] nominee to perform the duties of the position in which he or she is to serve. Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Certificates of Competency are posted to this site within seven days of transmittal to the Senate.

Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR)

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Federal Viewpoint Surveys

The Department’s 2022 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was conducted between June 1 and July 15, 2022. The response rate was 30 percent, 6 percentage points lower than the 2021 response rate of 36 percent. Click the link below for the Department’s survey results.

2021 FEVS Results (Excel) [138 KB] | 2020 FEVS Results (Excel) [273 KB] | 2018 FEVS Results [558 KB] | 2017 FEVS Results [243 KB] | Archive

The Department is required by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to post its Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results. Since the Department is not the author or owner of these reports, please direct any questions regarding their accessibility to OPM by emailing EVS@OPM.GOV.

Key Officers List

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List of U.S. Ambassadors

To view the most recent list of U.S. Ambassadors serving at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, find the year below, then select the list most recently posted. For historical information, the Office of the Historian provides more comprehensive chronological and alphabetical listings of the of the Department’s Principal Officers and Chiefs of Missions.

Archive 2017 – 2020 | Archive 2009 – 2017

2021: January 2021 [326 KB]| February 2021 [210 KB]| March 2021 [211 KB]| April 2021 [211 KB]| May 2021 [211 KB]| June 2021 [218 KB]| July 2021 [214 KB] | August 2021 [214 KB] | September 2021 [214 KB] | October 2021 [214 KB] | November 2021 [213 KB]

2022: January 2022 [211 KB]| February 2022 [211 KB]|March 2022 [229 KB]|April 2022 [207 KB]|June 2022 [238 KB]|July 2022 [239 KB]|August 2022 [239 KB] |September 2022 [239 KB] |October 2022  [380 KB]November 2022 [350 KB]December 2022 [291 KB]

2023: January 2023 [347 KB] | February 2023 [292 KB]March 2023 [504 KB] April 2023 [315 KB]May 2023 [427 KB]June 2023 [299 KB] | July 2023 [242 KB] | August 2023 [373 KB] | September 2023 [302 KB]October 2023 [402 KB] | November 2023 [410 KB]

Salary Schedules

2023 FS Salary Schedules [187 KB]
2023 CS Overseas-DETO Salary Schedule [16 KB]


To recognize the contributions to our country and to the Department,  RNet is a major interactive retirement network for employees, in the website tradition of an alumni network. The philosophy behind RNet: the lifetime relationship between annuitants and the Department. Like any good university alumni system, the Department and our nation’s foreign policy can only benefit from a strong and engaged retiree network. Visit RNet»

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Workforce Statistics

The Bureau of Global Talent Management is responsible for the greatest asset – our people.

Our mission is to recruit, retain, sustain, and empower a diverse, talented workforce to carry out the Department’s foreign policy goals and priorities. The Department has three distinct personnel systems: Civil Service (CS), Foreign Service (FS), and Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff).

12/31/22  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics
12/31/22  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Diversity
12/31/22  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Cone and Diversity
09/30/23 Global Talent Management Fact Sheet As of 09/30/2023 [383 KB]
09/30/23   Department of State – Diversity Statistics Full Time Permanent Workforce [350 KB]

  Department of State Facts About Our Most Valuable Asset – Our People (Trends Since 2007) [504 KB]
02/06/20  Five Year Workforce Plan FY19 – FY23 [1 MB]
01/23/15  Public Law 113 499 Initiatives To Increase Workforce Diversity In The Department Of State [576 KB]

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