The Foreign Service Community Support Offices, Groups and Organizations

 

Official Support Resources
Independent Support Resources
Advocacy Organizations

 

OFFICIAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

Family Liaison Office (FLO)
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/

eFLO – Family Liaison Office protected social network
http://eflo.state.gov/main/authorization/signIn

Overseas Briefing Center (OBC), Foreign Service Institute
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/c6954.htm

OBC Guide: “Foreign Service Assignment Notebook: What Do I Do Now?”
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/c49274.htm

Transition Center (TC), Foreign Service Institute
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/

Medical Services (MED)
http://www.state.gov/m/med/

Office of Overseas Schools (OOS)
http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/index.htm

Employee Consultation Services
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21952.htm

 

INDEPENDENT SUPPORT RESOURCES

 

General Non-Profit Organizations for the FS Community

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
http://www.afsa.org
The professional association for Foreign Service employees.

Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW)
http://www.aafsw.org
Volunteer community association for all members of the Foreign Service community, including spouses/partners, employees, retirees, divorced/widowed employees or spouses.

Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST)
http://adst.org

DACOR
http://dacorbacon.org
An Association of Foreign Affairs Professionals, formerly stood for Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired; provides speaker events, lunches, networking, scholarships; operates DACOR Bacon House.

Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF)
http://www.fsyf.org

 

Specialized Organizations and Affinity Groups

Carl T. Rowan Chapter of Blacks in Government (CTRBIG)
www.bigctr.org

Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF)
http://www.dsfoundation.org

Diplomatic Security Special Agents Association (DSSAA)
http://www.dssaa.org

GLIFAA  
http://glifaa.org
Formerly stood for Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, serves LGBT+ and allies.

Hispanic Employee Council Of Foreign Affairs Agencies
http://www.hecfaa.org/

International Career Advancement Program
http://www.icapaspen.org/

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at State
https://www.facebook.com/RPCVs-at- State-234591520233104/?fref=ts

Senior Living Foundation
http://www.slfoundation.org
Support for elderly Foreign Service community members in need.

The Council for Career Entry Professionals (CCEP)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theccep/

Thursday Luncheon Group (TLG)
http://thursdayluncheongroup.org
Aimed at increasing the involvement of African Americans and other minorities in foreign policy.

USAID Alumni Association
http://www.usaidalumni.org

Veterans@State
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vetsatstate/
Note: This organization is aimed at DOS employees and uses internal communications, but EFMs who
are veterans are welcome to join the Facebook page.

Other Affinity Groups
Networks formed around a shared interest or background.
https://careers.state.gov/learn/diversity-inclusion/affinity-groups

 

ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW)    
http://www.aafsw.org
Volunteer community association for all members of the Foreign Service community, including spouses/partners, employees, retirees, divorced/widowed employees or spouses.

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
http://www.afsa.org
The professional association for Foreign Service employees.

Family Liaison Office (FLO)
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/

GLIFAA  
(Formerly stood for Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, serves LGBT+ and allies)
http://glifaa.org