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

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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 here.

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


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State Magazine

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Workforce Statistics

The Bureau of Human Resources 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).

09/30/19  Human Resources Fact Sheet As Of 09/2019
09/30/19  Department Of State – Diversity Statistics Full Time Permanent Workforce

  Department of State Facts About Our Most Valuable Asset – Our People (Trends Since 2007)
05/22/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics
05/22/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Diversity
05/22/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Cone and Diversity
05/22/19  Five Year Workforce and Leadership Succession Plan Fiscal Years 2018 – 2022
01/23/15  Public Law 113 499 Initiatives To Increase Workforce Diversity In The Department Of State

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