Singing amid the pandemic

Photo by Walid Zafar
Careers and the Disabled Cover showing Department of State award.

Department receives public-sector Employer of the Year Award

The Department of State was honored with the “CAREERS & the disABLED” 28th annual public-sector Employer of the Year award, July 2020. The award was received for the Department’s commitment to the promotion of...

Consulate Melbourne hosts virtual iftar

Photo courtesy of ConGen Melbourne

Retirements | July 2020

Civil Service Batt, Eugene P.Blackwood, Ann S.Campbell, Michael A.Cole-Misch, Sara A.Crews, Earnest C.Dehm, Kathleen A.Douglass, William H.Edwards, Roger L.Park, KookheePrice, Patricia V.Rudd, Lisa J.Spencer, Aida L.Via Aaron, Susan M.Wood, Michael T.Zafke, Larry R. Foreign Service Brown, Judith...
When designing the main entrance pavilion for the new U.S. Embassy in Oslo, the permit authorities asked OBO’s architects to add way-finding guides for low-sighted persons who use long white canes. There is no such requirement in either the ADA or the ABA, however, OBO successfully completed the project. Photo by Ron Tomasso

OBO’s Barrier-Free Accessibility Program

by Ron Tomasso Way-finding guides, an accessible feature that assists low-sighted individuals who use long white canes, were added by OBO to the design of the entrance of the new U.S. embassy in Oslo. Photo...

Video Captioning @ State celebrates fifth anniversary

Video Captioning @ State (VC@S) celebrated their fifth anniversary as an integral Department of State program, May 2020. The Department produces or uses thousands of videos per year for internal and external audiences, both...
U.S. direct-hire and Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award winner Reid Deaver (right) gives the North Macedonian Minister of the Environment Naser Nudedini (left) and Ambassador Kate M. Byrnes (center) a tour of Embassy Skopje’s environmental projects. State Department photo

GDI awards announced

By Peter Brukx Acting Under Secretary for Management Carol Z. Perez announced the winners of the Department of State’s 2021 Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) Awards on Earth Day, April 22. These awards help to identify...
The International Disability Rights policy team includes, from left: Foreign Affairs Officer Lynne Madnick, Special Advisor Ann Cody, and Foreign Affairs Officer Charlie Kellett. Photo by Robin Smith

International Disability Rights

By Charlie Kellett Disability rights are human rights. As the United Nations’ (U.N.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Yet the rights of...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Jennifer Tierney. Tierney smiles on the right.