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 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was conducted between May 27 and July 13, 2019. The response rate was 44 percent, 11 percentage points higher than the 2018 response rate of 33 percent. Click on a link below for the survey results.

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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.

2020: January 2020 | January (a) 2020 | March 2020 | April 2020 | July 2020 | August 2020 | September 2020 | October 2020November 2020 |

2019: January 2019 | February 2019 | March 2019 | June 2019 | July 2019 | October 2019

2018: January 2018 | February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018July 2018August 2018 | October 2018November 2018December 2018

2017: February 2017 | March 2017 | April 2017 | May 2017 | June 2017 | July 2017 (a) | July 2017 | September 2017 | October 2017 | November 2017

Pay Schedules

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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»

State Magazine

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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).

12/13/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics
12/13/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Diversity
12/13/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Cone and Diversity
09/30/20  Global Talent Management Fact Sheet As Of 09/30/2020
09/30/20  Department Of State – Diversity Statistics Full Time Permanent Workforce

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02/06/20  Five Year Workforce Plan FY19 – FY23
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