(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)

State Dept seeks to overcome ‘stunning loss of expertise’ from Trump hiring freeze

As the Biden administration gets up and running, the president’s pick to run the State Department sees an opportunity to revitalize its workforce.

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State Dept. moves to phase two reopening in DC area amid workforce concerns

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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

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Amid pending reorganization efforts, State Dept. launches new training, awards

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo shake hands with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger at the Department's 230th anniversary celebration at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 29, 2019. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/Public Domain]

Pompeo rallies State Department workforce on ‘professional ethos’ as agency turns 230

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House Committee chairman wants investigation into Border Patrol Facebook group

In today’s Federal Newscast, House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson wants the IG to find out if CBP leadership knew about a secret…

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Senators hope to eliminate federal retirement cuts from budget resolution

In today’s Federal Newscast, three Senate Democrats want to take federal retirement cuts off the table in the proposed 2020 budget resolution.

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State Dept. recognizes spouses for overseas volunteer work

Whether it’s standing up an emergency medicine program in Mozambique or developing a love for reading in the children of Mexico, the men and women who travel alongside their spouses in the Foreign Service often find themselves serving in pivotal roles overseas.

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