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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Family Liaison Office (FLO) and HR Shared Services recently updated
the Foreign Service Family Reserve Corps (FSFRC) webpage to better help
family members determine if they are eligible to apply, and if so, when
and how. Learn more at bit.ly/FSFRCInfo.
Enrollment for Eligible Family Members
Eligible family members can now apply during the FSFRC’s monthly open
enrollment periods. The vacancy announcement will be posted on
USAJOBs.gov on the last Monday of every month and will stay open for five
business days or until midnight of the day that 250 applications are
received, whichever occurs first. The next announcement will open on Monday,
June 25. Are you eligible to apply? Check the FSFRC webpage to find out.
Family Member Employment: The Global Employment Initiative
The Family Liaison Office’s Global
Employment Initiative (GEI) program maintains a worldwide network of job
search and career transition professionals who understand the challenges
Eligible Family Members (EFMs) and Members of Household (MOHs) face when
working overseas and when returning to the United States. The program
employs 20 Global Employment Advisors (GEAs) who support all EFMs and
MOHs under Chief of Mission Authority at 228 posts in 167 countries. GEAs
support family members in their job search by providing resources and
guidance and facilitating skills development. For more information, visit
the GEI webpage or to contact the GEA
covering a specific post, email GEI@state.gov.
Join the GEI LinkedIn group for job search
resources, news on employment programs, and tips from GEAs. You can also
share career management strategies and learn from others in the Foreign
Check out the article, "The Vocational Education Option: A Student’s Search for Meaning in Today’s Economy", by FLO’s Education and Youth Officer in this month’s Foreign Service Journal. bit.ly/FSJVocationalEdOption
It is part of the June Education Supplement where you will also find a Foreign Service student guide to creating a college list, what to look for in a college search, and more.
Contact FLO’s Education and Youth team at
FLOAskEducation@state.gov with your education-related questions and go to www.state.gov/flo/educationto learn more about our resources and services.