An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.
2017-2021 ARCHIVED CONTENT

You are viewing ARCHIVED CONTENT released online from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021.

Content in this archive site is NOT UPDATED, and links may not function.

For current information, go to www.state.gov.

Certificates of Competency for the Nominees to be Chiefs of Mission

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | Archive

In accordance with Section 304 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, Certificates of Competency must be presented to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for presidential nominees to be Chief of Mission that demonstrate the competence of [a] nominee to perform the duties of the position in which he or she is to serve. Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Certificates of Competency are posted to this site within seven days of transmittal to the Senate.

Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR)

Visit csm.state.gov to learn more.

Federal Viewpoint Surveys

The Department’s 2019 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) was conducted between May 27 and July 13, 2019. The response rate was 44 percent, 11 percentage points higher than the 2018 response rate of 33 percent. Click on a link below for the survey results.

2018 [558 KB] | 2017 [243 KB] | Archive

Key Officers List

Find the latest Key Officers List.

List of U.S. Ambassadors

To view the most recent list of U.S. Ambassadors serving at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, find the year below, then select the list most recently posted. For historical information, the Office of the Historian provides more comprehensive chronological and alphabetical listings of the of the Department’s Principal Officers and Chiefs of Missions.

2021: January 2021 [326 KB] |

2020: January 2020 [415 KB] | January (a) 2020 [221 KB] | March 2020 [218 KB] | April 2020 [325 KB] | July 2020 [329 KB] | August 2020 [327 KB] | September 2020 [215 KB] | October 2020 [5 MB]November 2020 [323 KB] | December 2020 [323 KB] |

2019: January 2019 [409 KB] | February 2019 [409 KB] | March 2019 [409 KB] | June 2019 [414 KB] | July 2019 [413 KB] | October 2019 [413 KB]

2018: January 2018 [290 KB] | February 2018 [290 KB]March 2018 [949 KB]April 2018 [1 MB]May 2018 [968 KB]July 2018 [959 KB]August 2018 [1 MB] | October 2018 [409 KB]November 2018 [409 KB]December 2018 [504 KB]

2017: February 2017 [286 KB] | March 2017 [289 KB] | April 2017 [288 KB] | May 2017 [289 KB] | June 2017 [289 KB] | July 2017 (a) [285 KB] | July 2017 [289 KB] | September 2017 [289 KB] | October 2017 [289 KB] | November 2017 [289 KB]

Pay Schedules

Foreign Service [343 KB] | Foreign Service Extended [27 KB] |  Consular Agents [34 KB]

Retirement

To recognize the contributions to our country and to the Department,  RNet is a major interactive retirement network for employees, in the website tradition of an alumni network. The philosophy behind RNet: the lifetime relationship between annuitants and the Department. Like any good university alumni system, the Department and our nation’s foreign policy can only benefit from a strong and engaged retiree network. Visit RNet»

State Magazine

Explore our new website: statemag.state.gov.

Workforce Statistics

The Bureau of Global Talent Management is responsible for the greatest asset – our people.

Our mission is to recruit, retain, sustain, and empower a diverse, talented workforce to carry out the Department’s foreign policy goals and priorities. The Department has three distinct personnel systems: Civil Service (CS), Foreign Service (FS), and Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff).

12/13/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics [273 KB]
12/13/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Diversity [131 KB]
12/13/19  Foreign Service Promotion Statistics by Cone and Diversity [773 KB]
12/31/20  Global Talent Management Fact Sheet As Of 12/31/2020 [134 KB]
12/31/20  Department Of State – Diversity Statistics Full Time Permanent Workforce [350 KB]

01/15/20
  Department of State Facts About Our Most Valuable Asset – Our People (Trends Since 2007) [504 KB]
02/06/20  Five Year Workforce Plan FY19 – FY23 [1 MB]
01/23/15  Public Law 113 499 Initiatives To Increase Workforce Diversity In The Department Of State [576 KB]

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future