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Mission: The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.

Company Updates

June 7, 2022
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Ned Price, the U.S. Department of State’s first openly gay spokesperson, is proud to serve as the agency’s voice and supports the Department as it strives to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer, and intersex persons around the world. To this end, Ned encourages LGBTQI individuals to contribute to U.S. diplomatic history and policy by pursuing a career that represents America and reflects the diversity of our nation. Visit careers.state.gov to connect with us! #pridemonth2022
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April 19, 2022
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Diversity and representation are key to achieving our U.S. foreign policy objectives. Celebrate #DeafHistoryMonth with us by attending the inaugural Sign @State Symposium on April 21 at 1 p.m. EDT, with opening remarks by Secretary Blinken. To register, go to http://ow.ly/jNlF50IMR1V.
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U.S. Department of State Reviews

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Diversity & Inclusion at U.S. Department of State

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“Each one of us has the power and the opportunity to help create a stronger, fairer workplace, where everyone can contribute their talents and ideas and everyone is treated with dignity and respect. That’s what this work is all about, and why we’re making it an early priority. If we get this right — and I’m committed to see to it that we do — our efforts now will lay the foundation for a more diverse and inclusive State Department for years to come.” - Secretary of State, Antony Blinken - 02/24/21  

 

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...The Department's senior leadership is 90% white and 70% male, although there are earnest efforts being made at lower levels to increase diversity, usually unsuccessfully....Read More

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U.S. Department of State Interviews

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    Starts with the FSO test, then essay questions, then an all-day oral assessment. Prepare ahead of time, and recommend that you practice the oral assessment with others. It's a long process, so prepare accordingly.
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U.S. Department of State Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for CommutersNational Center for Transit Research at USF2012
  • Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' ChoiceEqual Opportunity Publications2012
  • Best Workplaces for CommutersNational Center for Transit Research at USF2010
  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large)Partnership for Public Service2009

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What is paid time off like at U.S. Department of State?

...Free housing, 6 weeks holiday (home leave) + your normal PTO, extra holidays for living abroad, paid vacations (R&R ), bonuses for family size, pension, high 401k contribution....

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