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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

FSI Webinar: Teaching and Working in Education Overseas 

Hosted by the Transition Center at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), this webinar will provide an overview of teaching opportunities overseas, how to navigate the international hiring system, and relevant licensing requirements. 
  • When: Wednesday, March 14 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. EST and 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. EST
  • Who: Open to Foreign Affairs agency employees and adult Eligible Family Members (EFMs)
  • How to Register: Department of State EFMs register through the employee’s CDO/Training Officer or on FSI’s intranet site (Course MQ709). EFMs from other agencies must submit an SF-182 to FSIRegistrar@state.gov.
  • Questions: Email FSITCTraining@state.gov.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Prepare for the 2018 Spring/Summer EPAP Vacancy Announcement 

In December, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced an expansion of the Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP). FLO anticipates that the new EPAP positions will be advertised after posts and regional bureaus have determined which positions will be filled. EFMs may wish to prepare their required documentation now in anticipation of applying for positions that may open at their post of assignment and for which they believe they are qualified.

Your application must specifically address both the education and specialized experience requirements listed in the new EPAP Qualification Standards. Your Global Employment Advisor (GEA) can provide tips on preparing a federal resume; email GEI@state.gov. To learn more, go to the EPAP webpage and refer to the following documents:
 Email FLOAskEPAP@state.gov for questions about EPAP or FLOAskEmployment@state.gov for general EFM employment information.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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