From the HR Portal, click on GEMS Self Service. How to add your personal email address: 1. Click on the Employee Self Service tab then scroll down to the Personal Information section which includes Email Addresses. 2. Click the Update My Email Addresses which will open the General Profile Information page. 3. Click the plus sign in the third column to add a new row. 4. Choose Email type (Personal), enter the Email Address, and click Save.
During the recent government shutdown, thousands of employees, many of whom sought to file unemployment compensation claims, were unable to retrieve furlough letters that were sent to state.gov email addresses only. The Department has taken steps to prevent similar situations in the future, but employee action is needed. The...
Department employee affinity groups, the Disability Action Group (DAG) and Veterans@State, co-hosted a roundtable conversation with representatives from the organization Hope for the Warriors. This organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on health and wellness, peer engagement, transitions and connections to community resources. Specifically, the guest speakers highlighted their art therapy program, a widely practiced activity that aims to improve or restore a client’s functioning and sense of personal well-being. All services provided by Hope for the Warriors can be found on their website at www.hopeforthewarriors.org.
Department employee affinity groups, the Disability Action Group (DAG) and Veterans@State, co-hosted a roundtable conversation with representatives from the organization Hope for the Warriors. This organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on health and wellness, peer engagement, transitions and connections...
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore’s Foreign Service National Association (FSNA) and American Employee Association (AEA) summoned two playful lions to the Embassy to usher in the Year of the Pig. The traditional lion dance, performed to clanging cymbals and booming drums, is believed to bring prosperity and good luck for the year ahead. In keeping with local Lunar New Year traditions, Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath and the Embassy community wore red and tossed prosperity salad while offering wishes of good fortune to one another. FSNA and AEA organize various holiday celebrations throughout the year to share cultural traditions between Singaporean and American staff. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Photo courtesy of Embassy Singapore
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore’s Foreign Service National Association (FSNA) and American Employee Association (AEA) summoned two playful lions to the Embassy to usher in the Year of the Pig. The traditional lion dance, performed to clanging cymbals and booming drums, is believed to bring prosperity...
Members of the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation pose for a picture. Photo by Lisa Marshall
By Tarek M. Fahmy The economic pressure campaign against the Iranian regime, nuclear weapons in North Korea, ruthless dictators in Venezuela, human rights violators in South Sudan and corruption in Russia are some of the issues that the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (SPI) tackles every day. As...
IVLP Murrow participants enjoyed a full-day seminar at the Poynter Institute, where they examined trends, challenges and the future of media around the world. Photo by Ren LaForme
By Joshua Kreiser The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists convenes journalists from around the world to examine free and responsible reporting and to help those journalists build networks with media professionals in the United States. The Murrow Program has grown over the past few years—most significantly increasing from 82...
Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt of the Foreign Service Institute, Laura Gentile of espnW and Director of the Office of Civil Rights Gregory Smith at closing remarks on Women’s Equality Day. Photo by James Pan
By Nayab Khan The Department of State’s Executive Women @ State (EW@S) in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) sponsored a program with espnW’s Senior Vice President Laura Gentile to celebrate the 47th annual Women’s Equality Day, Oct. 25, 2018. Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt of the Foreign...
Members of the Defense Attache Office, Public Affairs Office and Finance Office work on an Information Resource Management top-kit which provides OpenNet connectivity in the Cairns control room. Photo by Andrew Calvin
By Marqui Neder Cairns is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is located in the Far North Queensland region where rainforest meets modern city. It also became the base for U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Papua New Guinea. With the closest physical...
Ambassador Mosbacher addresses the Women in Tech Summit, Nov. 27. Photo by Karolina Gontarek
Every year during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in November, the Department of State celebrates entrepreneurship and innovative solutions to local challenges around the world. Since 2007, GEW has served as a platform for connection—engaging a range of entrepreneurship players, including innovative startups, incubators, mentors and investors. Last November, U.S. embassies...
Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce gives remarks at the International Education Week kickoff event, Nov. 12. State Department photo
By Nathan Arnold International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote the benefits of worldwide international education and exchange programs. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) kicked off IEW 2018 on Nov. 13 with...
OMS workshop participants gather at the home of Consul General Sean Stein. Photo by Alison Sierra
By Zach Alger Last October, 17 Office Management Specialists (OMSs) from posts across broader China convened at U.S. Consulate General Shanghai for the third annual Greater China Office Management Specialist Workshop. Participants included OMSs from Embassy Beijing and consulates across mainland China, as well as colleagues from Consulate General Hong...