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 Home-based Business Guide
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/62809.pdf

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/

 

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/

 

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