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 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was conducted between September 22 and November 2, 2020. The response rate was 50 percent, 6 percentage points higher than the 2019 response rate of 44 percent. Click on the link below for the survey results.
Key Officers List
Find the latest Key Officers List.
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.
FS Pay Schedules
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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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).