Life at Post

 

Overall
Emergencies and Post Evacuations
Overseas Housing
Award Programs
Community Bulletin Boards

 

OVERALL

General Bidding Resources

Post-Specific Social Media Groups and Community Websites

OBC Post-Specific Resources
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/c10391.htm

How to reach Community Liaison Office Coordinators (CLOs)
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/community-liaison-office-program/
FLOAskCLO@state.gov

Mail & Diplomatic Pouch Services
https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of-logistics-management/#mail

OBC Guide on Household Employees
https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM040202.html

AAFSW Articles on Life at Post
http://www.aafsw.org/articles-advice/life-at-post/

R&R FAM Regulation
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/85113.pdf

“So You’re an American? A Guide to Answering Difficult Questions Abroad”
Multi-layered resource from the Transition Center, best viewed on a computer or tablet.
 

 

EMERGENCIES AND POST EVACUATION

FLO Post Evacuation
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/crisis-management/post-evacuations/

Evacuation Benefits & Allowances
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office-key-topics/evacuation-benefits-overview-and-allowances/

AAFSW Evacuation Support
http://www.aafsw.org/activities/evacuee-support/

FSYF Youth & Family Evacuations
http://www.fsyf.org/YouthEvacuation

CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response
http://emergency.cdc.gov

Hardship Homemaking Evacuation Tips
http://hardshiphomemaking.blogspot.co.at/p/recipes.html

FLO Divorce and the Foreign Service
https://www.state.gov/reports/divorce-and-the-foreign-service/

AFSA Divorce Resources
http://www.afsa.org/divorce-foreign-service

AAFSW Crisis Fund — Help for Foreign Service community members in crisis (such as spousal abandonment)
E-mail office@aafsw.org

What to Do in Case of Death in the Foreign Service
https://fshub.org/what-to-do-in-case-of-death-in-the-foreign-service/

 

 

OVERSEAS HOUSING

Living Quarters Allowance
https://aoprals.state.gov/Web920/lqa_all.asp?MenuHide=1

Hardship Homemaking Decorating Tips
http://hardshiphomemaking.blogspot.tw/search/label/I%20used%20to%20have%20that%20couch%3A%20Drexel%20Hacks

Drexel Makeover & Reality – Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1662166800691563/

 

AWARD PROGRAMS

AFSA (American Foreign Service Association) awards
http://www.afsa.org/awards-and-honors

AAFSW awards
http://www.aafsw.org/services/aafsw-awards/

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/

Champions of Career Enhancement for Eligible Family Members (CCE-EFM)
http://www.aafsw.org/services/aafsw-awards/

The Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award, administered by DACOR
http://www.aafsw.org/services/aafsw-awards/
http://dacorbacon.org/

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARDS

AAFSW Classifieds and Online Housing Office
aafswclassifieds.com

AAFSW’s Livelines e-mail discussion group, also a platform for housing announcements
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/livelines/info

Trailing Houses on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/trailinghouses/

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