Foreign Agricultural Service
Kimberly Svec Sawatzki, Vice President
Welcome to the FAS page of the AFSA website. I look forward to working closely with the membership to establish priorities and set an ambitious agenda for this board's term, including both the broad AFSA-wide issues that face FSOs and those that are specific to FAS. I am honored to have the opportunity to represent FAS Foreign Service officers, and my leadership with be membership-driven. FAS FSOs: I am eager to talk with you to hear your concerns, ideas, and suggested solutions. We are a creative, passionate, and dedicated team, and I am confident that we can come up with innovative ways to solve the challenges facing us, both current and future.
My colleague Thom Wright will serve as the FAS Alternate Representative on the AFSA board. We are both returning to Washington, D.C. this summer from overseas assignments, so we might not be accessible by official email until early or mid-September. Please email me at Kim.Sawatzki@usda.gov once my account is reactivated in mid-September.
Please check this page for updates and helpful links, as well as general information regarding our work.
Please visit the Foreign Agricultural Service web page.
Recent FSJ Articles
- Seeking Solutions and Sustainability (Sep 2017)
Contacts and Related Links
- FAS Performance and Budget Integration Plan [pdf] [MS Word doc]
- FAS Annual Performance Plan (PDF)
Collective Bargaining Agreements
- FAS Collective Bargaining Agreement (May 16, 2013)
- FAS Certification of Representative MOU Collective Bargaining Agreement (June 2, 1994)