Bureau of Human Resources

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Bureau of Human Resources
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Bureau overview
Jurisdiction Executive branch of the United States
Bureau executive
Parent department U.S. Department of State
Website Official website

The Bureau of Human Resources (HR) is an agency in the United States Department of State. The bureau is under the purview of the Under Secretary of State for Management. The bureau handles recruitment, assignment evaluation, promotion, discipline, career development, and retirement policies and programs for the State Department's Foreign Service and Civil Service employees.[1][2] The bureau also administers the Foreign Service Written Examination and Oral Assessment, publishes State Magazine, and coordinates the State Department's Student Internship Program, Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS), and Pathways Internships.[3]

The current Acting Director of the Bureau of Human Resources is William E. Todd. As the head of the Human Resources bureau, Todd also concurrently serves as the Acting Director General of the Foreign Service.

See also


  1. ^ "Bureau of Human Resources". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "1 FAM 230 Bureau of Human Resources (HR)". Foreign Affairs Manual. U.S. Department of State. October 10, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program" (PDF). U.S. Department of State. September 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2015.

External links

  • Official website
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