State Department Work at Home

This section depends heavily on the State Department website to describe its organizational “Purposes, Resources and Structure.”  Other sections provide basic information on personnel categories, employee organizations and the training role of the Foreign Service Institute. 

The final subsection addresses Foreign Service career issues not only from the perspective of the Department of State, but also from that of its employees – as expressed by positions taken by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and as contained in blogs maintained by retired and active-duty Foreign Service personnel. 

For an authoritative summary of the organization of the Department of State, see http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/rls/dos/436.htm.