Antony Blinken

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

State Dept domestic workforce hits ‘record-high levels’ under modernization effort

The State Department’s workforce has almost fully recovered from an agency-wide hiring freeze implemented in 2017 under the Trump administration.

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during the Quad summit with President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State Department overhauls workforce data to track DEIA goal progress

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE  - This Aug. 10, 2006, file photo shows the sign used as the backdrop for press briefings at the U.S. Department of State in Washington. More of the first volunteers are starting to trickle back to their desks at federal agencies in the coronavirus lockdown. In the third month after Americans began sheltering in place and worksites began closing, the Energy Department says the first voluntary returns of a small number of headquarters workers began Monday. The State Department and Agriculture Department also have some workers returning to job places this month. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak. File)

AFGE joins calls to fire State Dept diplomat for allegedly posting antisemitic content

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

State Dept’s top HR official outlines vision to rebuild diplomatic workforce

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State Dept launching two fellowships to build diverse next-generation workforce

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

State Dept launches new bureau in broader effort to elevate its cyber mission

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‘Model diplomats’: State Dept. honors Foreign Service families’ volunteer work overseas

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State Dept. CDO makes diversity top management priority under data strategy

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during the Quad summit with President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State Dept. highlights workforce goals as part of ‘historic’ modernization strategy

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Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

State, Commerce data strategies underpin broader agency goals

The State Department and Commerce Department are both launching strategies to maximize the use of their data.

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A Tuesday like no other: State Dept. remembers its 9/11 first responders and a new generation of diplomats

As part of our special report, “A Tuesday like no other,” we spoke with members of the State Department about how Sept. 11 impacted them.

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FILE - This May 25, 2021, file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. The State Department said Wednesday that the wait for a passport is now between 12 weeks and 18 weeks, even if you pay for expedited processing. That’s because of ripple effects from the coronavirus pandemic that caused extreme disruptions to the process at domestic issuance facilities and overseas embassies and consulates.  (AP Photo/Eileen Putman, File)

State Dept. staffing surge won’t address passport backlog overnight, union warns

Lawmakers are pressing the State Department to move more aggressively to address a backlog of as many as 2 million pending passport applications.

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