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)
Visit http://csm.state.gov/ to learn more.
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.
- Director General’s Statement on the 2019 FEVS Results
- 2019 FEVS Results (PDF)
- 2019 FEVS Results (Excel)
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 here.
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»
Explore our new website: https://statemag.state.gov/.
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).
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
12/31/19 Human Resources Fact Sheet As Of 12/31/2019
12/31/19 Department Of State – Diversity Statistics Full Time Permanent Workforce
01/15/20 Department of State Facts About Our Most Valuable Asset – Our People (Trends Since 2007)
02/06/20 Five Year Workforce Plan FY19 – FY23
01/23/15 Public Law 113 499 Initiatives To Increase Workforce Diversity In The Department Of State