The State Department sheds more light on training for its new hires, as well as a new employee recognition award.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to bring “swagger” back to the agency last year. Now, as the agency celebrates its 230th anniversary, he calls for achieving a shared goal of “professionalism and integrity.”
Lean diplomatic resume for Trump’s choice to be UN ambassador likely to be topic at Senate confirmation hearing
Agencies receive more Freedom of Information Act requests now than ever before. But their workforces haven’t kept up with the growing demand.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo overturned the agency’s hiring freeze less than a month into his tenure, and has brought hundreds of career employees on board, but he still faces an uphill battle staffing up an agency the Trump administration seeks to shrink.
New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vows to reinvigorate American diplomacy and help States get “back our swagger”
Two House Democrats have come forward with whistleblower claims that administration officials sought to ouster career employees they believed weren’t loyal to the president’s foreign policy goals.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced his plans for another restructuring within the State Department’s cybersecurity offices, but lawmakers are pushing back and moving forward with a bill they say would better structure the agency.
Thomas Hill of the Brookings Institution says the State Department’s re-org plan looks like a lot of earlier ones, ambitious language but few specifics.
New diversity efforts include requiring any open ambassador position to include at least one minority candidate.