LE/FSN Staff Recognition Day

Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez and Foreign Service National (FSN) award winners at the FSN of the Year awards reception celebrated LE/FSN Staff Recognition Day....

Veterans@State sponsors CFC event

Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Lussier, who serves as senior liaison to Veterans@State, speaks with a charity representative at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Veterans’ Charity Fair, Nov. 8. The CFC Veterans’ Charity Fair, sponsored...

Jefferson Science Fellow lectures on smart cities and technology

Current Jefferson Science Fellow (JSF) Dr. Elizabeth Smela presented a lecture, “Smart Cities and Their Technologies: An introduction to smart cities and the technologies needed to implement them,” to department employees and guests, Oct....

ConGen Kolkata celebrates empowered women

Durga puja, a spectacular celebration of women’s empowerment, is India’s official nomination for UNESCO’s 2020 list of intangible cultural institutions. The Consulate General Kolkata community marked the beginning of Goddess Durga’s journey towards earth...

The NBA makes history in India

Last month, the U.S. Mission in India joined sports fans in welcoming the National Basketball Association to Mumbai for its first-ever pre-season games in India. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster celebrated the...

Diplomats in Residence share best practices

The Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment hosted an all-hands meeting in Washington, D.C., to onboard new Diplomats in Residence (DIR) and Washington-based recruiters, Aug. 5-9. DIRs are career Foreign Service generalists and specialists...
A therapy dog rests during the Pooches on the Patio event, Oct. 28. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez

Pooches on the patio

As part of the Department of State’s Work Life Wellness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month activities, the Office of Employee Relations Work/Life Division (WLD) and the Office of Accessibility & Accommodations (OAA)...

Pilot series delivers information to employees

The Bureau of Human Resources (HR) is piloting a new informal talk show style webinar series, Let’s Talk Talent. With a host and guest panelists engaging in conversation, the series seeks to dispel common...
Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez (center) along with members of the Office of Employee Relations, Diplotots Board and the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington cut the ribbon commemorating Diplotots new management, Oct. 2. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

Diplotots One welcomes new management

The Diplotots One Childcare Center, located at the Department of State’s SA-1 building, provides onsite childcare that gives Department employees a safe and affordable environment for their children during the work day. In May,...

Baseball legend spreads goodwill

The Department of State’s U.S. Diplomacy Center, along with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Sports Diplomacy office and Exchange Programs office, proudly hosted legendary Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr....

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Making a Statement

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