Current Issues

Image: Panel Discussion: FS Diversity
On Wednesday, February 25, AFSA President Bob Silverman participated in a panel discussion at the Wilson Center on whether the Foreign Service has been successful in its efforts to ensure that the Foreign Service looks more like America.   [Read More...]

Image: The March <em>FSJ</em> is Out!
This month, our focus is on Iran and the role of diplomacy. We also look at real diplomatic success in Mozambique, the surprising (but short) diplomatic career of Fiorello LaGuardia, the quiet heroism of Mary Ryan, and enjoy a rainy afternoon walk in Rangoon.   [Read More...]

Image: Call for Vietnam Photos!
Have you served in Vietnam in the last 40 years? Share your photos and recollections (up to 400 words) for inclusion in the online supplement to The Foreign Service Journal's April issue, focusing on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the closing of the U.S. embassy. Send photos to journal@afsa.org by March 20.   

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: 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. 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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