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Current Issues

Image: The 2014 AFSA Tax Guide
This year’s ever-helpful AFSA Tax Guide for Foreign Service folks is out! Make sure to refer to it before starting your tax return this year.   [Read More...]

Image: The January/February <em>FSJ</em> is Out!
This month's issue of The Foreign Service Journal focuses on teaching diplomacy in a modern academic setting. Also included is the ever-popular AFSA Tax Guide for Foreign Service employees and retirees.   [Read More...]

Image: 2015 AFSA Dues Rates
The AFSA Governing Board has increased the dues for 2015 in accordance with the AFSA Bylaws by 1.7 percent for all individual membership categories. In concrete terms, this amounts to an increase between 5 and 25 cents per pay period, depending on an individual’s membership category.   [Read More...]

Image: AFSA Proposes Bylaw Amendment
The AFSA Governing Board has proposed one change to the association’s bylaws, to take effect in 2017. Click to learn more about the suggested amendment.   [Read More...]

Image: AFSA Election Season Has Begun
AFSA is looking for a few good candidates to stand for election to the 2015-2017 AFSA Governing Board. Check out the call for nominations, all requirements and deadlines. Please consider stepping forward to serve your colleagues and your profession.   [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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