Employment for Spouses, Partners and Retirees

General Resources
Inside the Mission Employment for EFMs
Outside the Mission Employment for EFMs
Employment Back in the U.S.
Career Development
Employment-Related Social Media Groups and Networking
Foreign Service Family Member Businesses
Volunteer Opportunities in the Foreign Service Community

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

FLO Family Member Employment
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c1959.htm

FLO Family Member Employment Statistics
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c7900.htm

Family Member Employment Toolkit
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/64896.pdf

FLO Understanding Executive Order 12721: Non-Competitive Eligibility
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21651.htm

AAFSW Spouse Employment
http://www.aafsw.org/spouse-employment/

AAFSW Working Overseas Articles
http://www.aafsw.org/spouse-employment/articles/

Family Member Employment Report (FAMER)
Check OpenNet (employees) or e-mail FLO, FLOAskEmployment@state.gov, or the Overseas Briefing
Center, FSIOBCInfoCenter@state.gov

Excellent summary of the EFM employment situation, July 2016
http://www.afsa.org/taking-family-member-employment-really

**Also see useful articles on EFM employment in the Realities of Foreign Service Life books, Volumes 1 and 2.

 

INSIDE THE MISSION EMPLOYMENT FOR EFMS

FLO Overview of Family Member Work Opportunities
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c1959.htm

FLO Working in a US Embassy
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21563.htm

FLO Hiring Mechanism
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21641.htm

Security Clearances
http://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP) for Family Members
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c41174.htm

Consular Affairs Job Program for Family Members
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c63205.htm

 

OUTSIDE THE MISSION EMPLOYMENT FOR EFMS

FLO Guide to Overseas Employment
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/135567.pdf

FLO Working on the Local Economy
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21564.htm

FLO Global Employment Advisor Program Brochure
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/157726.pdf

Countries with Bilateral Work Agreements
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c24338.htm

FLO Portable Employment Options
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21567.htm

**Also see Employment-Related Social Media Groups & Networking, Foreign Service Family Member Businesses, Groups focused on specific employment/professional interests

 

EMPLOYMENT BACK IN THE U.S.

FLO Guide for DC Area Employment
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/135589.pdf

FLO Family Member Employment in the U.S.
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21565.htm

Non-Competitive Eligibility for Government Jobs
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c68724.htm

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

FLO Professional Development Fellowship
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21642.htm

Courses at the Transition Center
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/fslstraining/c48066.htm

FLO Training, Workshops & Distance Learning
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21570.htm

 

EMPLOYMENT-RELATED SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS AND NETWORKING

FLO’s The Network – email list for job-seekers
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21661.htm

LinkedIn – PROPS – Professional Partners/Spouses of FS
Contact office@aafsw.org for more information.

EFM Business Owners – Facebook group
Facebook.com/groups/efmbusinessowners

EFMs Helping Other EFMs Find Employment – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/358778958203/

EFM Entrepreneurs
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613206695638210/

 

FOREIGN SERVICE FAMILY MEMBER BUSINESSES

AAFSW EFM Business Directory
http://efmbusiness.aafsw.org

AAFSW EFM Business Owners Reports
http://efmbusiness.aafsw.org/real-business-reports/

EFM Entrepreneurs Business Directory
http://www.aafsw.org/efm-entrepreneurs-business-directory/

From From Babies to Graduates and Everything In-Between: How EFM Education Businesses Support FS Kids at Every Stage – article by Christianna Pangalos
http://www.aafsw.org/babies-graduates-everything-efm-education-businesses-support-fs-kids-every-stage/

AAFSW’s EFM Book List
https://www.aafsw.org/efm-book-list/

*If you know of more resources, wish to list your book or business, please let us know so that we update these lists.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FOREIGN SERVICE COMMUNITY

AAFSW, the volunteer community organization for Foreign Service family members, employees and retirees
AAFSW.org

AAFSW Art&BookFair (held each autumn in the State Department), and year-round used bookstore in the Department; e-mail office@aafsw.org

Foreign Service Youth Foundation
www.fsyf.org

J. Kirby Simon Trust: Grants to support charitable projects by Foreign Service community members overseas:
http://www.kirbysimontrust.org/

For inspiration from previous exceptional volunteers: The Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA):
http://www.aafsw.org/services/sosa/
http://www.aafsw.org/blog/2015/11/21/aafsw-celebrates-25th-anniversary-sosa-awards/

Inspiring 3-minute video featuring SOSA volunteers along with James and Susan Baker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbqk0KaH8eM