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As a professional association and labor union, AFSA constantly seeks to improve our service to our members. We continually add to our resource collection to respond to member questions and concerns and changing conditions within the Foreign Service. We hope that our extensive list of resources – available to the right – will be of help to you.
What Can I Find Here?
We try to provide resources on many issues relating to the Foreign Service career and life. This includes a comprehensive library of labor management guidance, information on having pets in the Foreign Service, how to register to vote while serving abroad, dealing with divorce while in the Foreign Service, some evergreen "how-to" advice for Foreign Service members, and a list of various external resources that you might find helpful. The AFSA marketplace is here as is, of course, the indispensable AFSA Tax Guide. AFSA also keeps reports, articles, testimonies, and studies online for the purposes of researching. You can search for these items using keywords or the name of the report you are looking for by using the search bar at the top of the page.
Books, Blogs, Career Information, Etc.
We also have some 'softer' information available, ranging from our popular listing of Foreign Service blogs to the AFSA bookstore and our ever-growing Foreign Service reading lists. You can also find recordings of AFSA events, our semi-annual education supplement, and - courtesy of The Foreign Service Journal - a collection of Foreign Service obituaries.
Your colleagues in the Foreign Service are a tremendous resource in and of themselves. The new AFSA Online Community is a great place to see what old acquaintances have been up to, engage in discussion on various Foreign Service-related issues, and even leave a tribute to the deceased. We hope you will join the community and become and active and engaged contributor.
Of course, our labor management staff is one of AFSA’s greatest resources, and one that many of our members seek out at some point during their careers. We encourage you to get in touch with them if you have concerns:
- State Department members: (202) 647-8160 (click to email)
- USAID members: (202) 712-1941 (click to email)
- FCS members: (202) 647-8160 (click to email)
- FAS members: (202) 647-8160 (click to email)
- BBG members: (202) 647-8160 (click to email)
- APHIS members: (202) 647-8160 (click to email)
- Retiree members: (202) 944-5509 (click to email)
If you know of any additional resources that you think might be helpful to our members, please let us know by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!