Category Archives: At The Office

What do diplomats even do?

A really great post, straight from the heart of a consular officer. At Is It Better Than a Brownie?

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Stories of Single Parenthood in the Foreign Service

No G20 for the Wanderlust Diaries. Stories of single parenthood in the Foreign Service.

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FYI: Updated Hatch Act Guidance from the OSC

In November, we published Your EFM Hatch Act Toolkit, with relevant information from the Hatch Act and the Foreign Affairs Manual pertaining to Eligible Family Members. Recently (February 7, 2017), the Office of Special Counsel issued a memo with updated … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of MSG Duty

Have Orders Will Travel outlines the pros and cons of serving overseas with the Marine Security Guard Detachment that is found at every embassy and consulate. 5 Reasons to Say Yes to MSG┬áDuty 5 Reasons to Say No to MSG … Continue reading

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The New Normal?

Is this transition normal? Or is it the new normal? From Life After Jerusalem.  

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We Thought You Should Know

The American Civil Liberties Union has posted information for federal employees regarding their rights to freedom of speech. An excerpt: The Supreme Court has stated clearly that public employees cannot be fired for speaking on issues of public concern as … Continue reading

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The Spoils of War

Federal employees and the new administration. From Life After Jerusalem.

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Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

A detailed assessment of this EFM career option from Have Orders Will Travel.

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The Joy of Bidding

A detailed description of the bidding process from The Wanderlust Diaries.

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Composure Under Fire

Giving presentations and answering questions from foreign audiences in a tumultuous election season. From Towels Packed, Will Travel.  

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