Current Issues

Image: Foreign Service Medallion
AFSA is very pleased to offer the Foreign Service Medallion, which celebrates and commemorates the service of Foreign Service personnel and their spouses or partners. They are available for $149; click to learn more.   [Read More...]

Image: P.J. Crowley on Public Diplomacy
In case you missed our excellent AFSA/PDAA event on "The U.S. Public Diplomacy Deficit" with P.J. Crowley on April 16, check out the recording from C-SPAN.   [Read More...]

Image: The April <em>FSJ</em> is Out!
The April edition of The Foreign Service Journal is now available. This month's issue focuses on the dynamic efforts to improve energy-efficiency in American embassies throughout the world.   [Read More...]

Image: Guidelines for Successful Performance as a Chief of Mission
AFSA's new guidelines for successful performance as a chief of mission have been published.   [Read More...]

Image: AFSA Priorities: OCP
AFSA remains engaged on numerous issues of importance to our members. See what we are doing on Overseas Comparability Pay (OCP).   [Read More...]

Of Member Interest

On November 6, 2013 the AFSA Governing Board approved its 2013-2015 strategic plan which identified five priority areas as outlined below: good governance, benefits – quality of work/life, career development, security, and image and profile.   [Read More...]

Can't find that AFSAnet message from last week (or last month) in your email inbox? We've archived some of the more recent AFSAnet messages on our website for your convenience.   [Read More...]

Any member of the U.S. Foreign Service, active-duty or retired and from any foreign affairs agency, may become a regular member of AFSA. All others may join as an associate member.   [Read More...]

Benefits of Membership

Retired members receive extensive counseling and advice from our staff, free of charge.   [Read More...]

AFSA's dedicated legal staff offers assistance to our members free of charge, whether it relates to grievances, EER/AEF issues, tenure problems, etc.   [Read More...]


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