Welcome to our unaccompanied tours (UT) blog, Foggy Bottom Rambles! We can share information, programs, and resources quickly with you and since blogs are a two way street, we (and the other readers) can hear from you. What's in a name you say? This blog reflects how we (back here in DC, Foggy Bottom area) provide information (rambles) to you. Find websites and information, upcoming webinars, programs and events. FLO does not endorse organizations or companies linked-to in this blog, the views they express, or the products/services they offer. Let us know what you think: contribute to the blog or email us at FLOAskUT@state.gov.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Do You Have Questions? FLO Has Answers!

Visit the Family Liaison Office’s (FLO) website (www.state.gov/flo) for frequently asked questions on a variety of topics including:
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our A to Z Site Map or email FLO@state.gov.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Education and Youth: Transitioning Back to Washington, DC

Are you transitioning back to the Washington, DC area this fall and planning to enroll your children in public or private school? If yes, visit the Education and Youth website to help you find the appropriate educational options for your children. On the website, you will find information on Washington area private and public schools as well as transition and reentry resources for you and your children.

Getting in touch with your school of choice can help you organize your plan for returning home. If you’re not sure what school district you’ll be living in, contact the county’s registration office to get a head start on transitioning your child’s documents. Also, remember to check on deadlines for academic or magnet programs. Email questions to FLOAskEducation@state.gov

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Foreign Service Family Reserve Corps

FSFRC: Continuation of Second Wave of Applications

The Department of State recently released information on the continuation of the second wave of applications for the Foreign Service Family Reserve Corps. Before submitting your application, please read the recent guidance to find out if you are eligible at this time. Visit the FSFRC webpage to learn more about the program. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mark Your Calendar! EPAP Vacancy Announcement Coming Soon

A vacancy announcement for the Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP) will be available on USAJOBS.gov in mid-February (dates to be confirmed). The vacancy will be open for two weeks. During this time, EFMs will be able to apply for positions at their sponsoring employee’s post of assignment.

The complete list of application documents and the list of available positions will be posted on the EPAP webpage soon. Both previously qualified applicants and new applicants will need to submit an application package. All applicants must meet the eligibility and qualification standards requirements. Send questions to FLOAskEPAP@state.gov.

What can you do now?
Start preparing your application package on USAJOBs.gov. Be sure to include:

A copy of your sponsoring employee’s assignment cable/notification or approved OF-126 Foreign Service residence and dependent report listing you by name (secure as soon as possible).

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New employment opportunity - join the FLO Team!

Program Assistant (GS-07) - Application deadline is January 13: