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State Department seeks largest hiring surge in a decade under Biden budget

The State Department would add 500 new Foreign and Civil Service positions to its ranks, if it gets the outlined $58.5 billion budget.

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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)

‘Every day is different’ — State Dept. IT fellows get unique start to Foreign Service careers

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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)

Steadying the foreign policy ship after a change in administration

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. Blinken is the leading contender to become President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

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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)

What’s next for the State Department workforce under the Biden administration?

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Inaugural cohort of State Dept. IT fellows enters workforce amid pandemic

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 State Department, agency officials awarded the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad

Foreign Service volunteers awarded for ‘quintessentially American’ efforts abroad

State Department officials awarded the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad to agency employees and their family members.

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State Department’s top HR official sets sights on more inclusive workforce

The State Department’s top HR official told members of the House committee she’s doubling down on the agency’s commitment to recruit the next generation…

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‘Nearly all’ State Dept. SES, senior Foreign Service members eligible to retire in next 10 years

Within the next decade “nearly all” of the current senior Foreign Service members will be eligible to retire, as will 80 percent of the current Civil Service’s SES, according to the agency’s five-year Workforce and Leadership Succession Plan.

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