FOCUS ON CAREER AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
The newly named Bureau of Global Talent Management is taking steps to better recruit, retain and empower a high-performing, diverse 21st-century workforce.
BY PHILIP W. KAPLAN
The 2015 EER reforms are the building blocks from which State intends to establish a fully modernized performance management system.
BY ALEX KARAGIANNIS
USAID took the first bold step to modernize its performance management and promotion systems in 2014, asking FSOs to report honestly and in detail what they thought of these processes.
BY MARTHA LAPPIN
Creating an MSI award process that is transparent, efficient and true to the intent of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 is a shared goal of AFSA and the State Department.
BY RAEKA SAFAI
The special needs education allowance program had become almost impossible to navigate. Will the new SNEA policy make a difference?
BY DONNA SCARAMASTRA GORMAN
A small group of working mothers pioneered putting work-life balance on the agenda at the State Department. Here’s their story.
BY LILLIAN WAHL-TUCO
Digging deep into his post’s history unearthed more than this FSO ever expected—including a passion for discovering and sharing knowledge to aid public diplomacy and boost morale.
BY MOISES MENDOZA
Here's how an “English for Work” program improved security in Kabul.
BY KRISHNA SHARMA
It may be years away, but the sooner you think about and plan for your retirement, the better it will be.
BY JOHN K. NALAND
Besides camaraderie, there are paths to engagement and advocacy, access to unique practical information and assistance—and it’s a good deal!
BY DOLORES BROWN
The Legacy of Tex Harris
BY ERIC RUBIN
Breaking Away from “Born, Not Made”
BY ANDREA SUSANA MARTINEZ DONNALLY AND CHRISTINA T. LE
On the Road from Sibiu
BY JONATHAN B. RICKERT
Giving the MSI the Attention It Deserves
BY TOM YAZDGERDI