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Monday, November 20, 2017

Reminder: Call for Third Wave of Applications for the FSFRC

Don’t forget to submit your application for the Foreign Service Family Reserve Corps  (FSFRC) if you meet the following requirements: 
  • Employed at post under a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary (TEMP) Appointment at the time of application; or
  • Currently in an Intermittent No Work Scheduled (INWS) status at the time of application, with a Not To Exceed (NTE) date between now and 2021; or
  • Currently working in a Department of State Civil Service (CS) position domestically and are on your sponsoring employee’s travel orders (or other agency equivalent) to a post abroad with an upcoming transfer date within the next six months. The application will not be fully adjudicated until you depart your CS position. (Note: CS employees who are currently working under a DETO agreement or who have been placed in Leave Without Pay status and intend to return to their current CS position are not eligible for membership in the FSFRC.)
myData is the preferred application submission method. Those without access to OpenNet may download a fillable .pdf version of the application/declination form on the Internet: Application Form (DS-5137-A)  and Declination Form (DS-5137-D) (submit the completed form and any required attachments to FSFRC@state.gov). For more information, go the FSFRC webpage

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

More job search tips from our Global Employment Advisors! Up next, Romeo's tips on networking.

Learn more about the Global Employment Initiative at www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21627.htm

Monday, November 6, 2017

EFM Job Opportunities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan

The Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asian Affairs Executive Office (NEA-SCA/EX) is pleased to announce the opening of NOW and Summer 2018 Eligible Family Member (EFM) job opportunities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan (Islamabad and Karachi) – Priority Staffing Posts (PSP).

Questions? Email Honeylee Temblador, TembladorHY@state.gov or Karen Foulks, FoulksKR1@State. If interested, apply before November 13, 2017. After this date, all unfilled positions will be re-advertised on a rolling basis until filled.