Antony Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Foreign Service looks back on last 100 years, highlights plan to recruit next-generation diplomats

At 100 years old, the Foreign Service as we know it is highlighting the steps it’s taking to recruit, hire and train the next generation of diplomats.

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State Department/Freddie EverettDeputy Secretary Richard Verma participates in a recording session for Arizona State University’s diplomatic podcast, October 24, 2023.

State Dept workforce in ‘tough position’ with 13% staffing gap, says deputy secretary

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State Dept honors Foreign Service families for ‘exceptional’ volunteer work abroad

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A handful of companies get an atta-boy from the Secretary of State

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State Dept rethinks training for Foreign Service at all levels amid hiring surge

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State Dept’s departing diversity chief expects DEIA programs to outlast rollback attempts

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

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

The largest federal employee union is joining State Department employees and members of Congress in calling for the firing of a Foreign Service officer…

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

The State Department is looking to transform the way it carries out its diplomatic mission, starting with its workforce.

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

The State Department is launching two new fellowships meant to bring on a diverse next generation of hires into the ranks of its Civil Service and Diplomatic Security Service.

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