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NOMI NAT I ON DEADL I NE APPROACH I NG :

EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE AWARDS

The American Foreign Service Association is accepting nominations for

its six awards recognizing exemplary performance until the Feb. 28 deadline.

We urge members to nominate someone whose contribution has made a

difference.

The Nelson B. Delavan Award

recognizes the work of a Foreign Service

office management specialist.

The M. Juanita Guess Award

is conferred on a community liaison office

coordinator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.

The Avis Bohlen Award

honors the volunteer accomplishments of a

family member of a Foreign Service employee at post.

The Mark Palmer Award

is open tomembers of the Foreign Service

from any of the foreign affairs agencies, especially entry andmid-level per-

sonnel, who promote American policies that advance democracy, freedom

and governance through bold, exemplary, imaginative and effective efforts

during one or more assignments.

The AFSAAchievement and Contributions to the Association Award

is conferred on an active-duty or retiredmember of AFSAwho has made an

outstanding contribution to the association’s work.

The Post Rep of the Year Award

honors a post representative who best

demonstrates sustained and successful engagement withAFSAmember-

ship at post.

Recipients are presented with prizes and honored at a ceremony in June

in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at the State Depart-

ment.

For details on the awards and to file a nomination online, go to

www.afsa

.

org/performance. Contact Foreign Service ProfessionAwards Coordinator

Perri Green at

green@afsa.org

or (202) 719-9700 for more information.

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

AFSA NEWS

AFSAMembership Dues

Remain Unchanged in 2016

The American Foreign Ser-

vice Association Governing

Board has determined that

membership dues will remain

at their current levels in 2016.

In accordance with AFSA

bylaws, any dues adjustment

is based on the Department

of Labor’s third-quarter

Consumer Price Index, which

is used by the Social Security

Administration to calculate

the next year’s Cost-of-

Living Adjustment increases.

This year the COLA did not

increase.

The Governing Board takes

any decision on membership

dues with the goal of ensuring

that the association contin-

ues to operate with a stable

and predictable income

source, so that it can continue

to offer excellent member

services and advance mem-

ber priorities.

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NEWS BRIEF

TRANS I T I ON ON

THE AWARDS AND

PLAQUES

COMMI TTEE

Longtime chair of the AFSA

Awards and Plaques Committee

Ambassador (ret.) John Limbert

traded in his credentials in June

to serve as an elected Governing

Board representative of the AFSA

retiree constituency. Amb. Limbert

served as the head of the commit-

tee from 2009 to 2015.

Following Limbert’s departure

from the committee, retired State

Foreign Service Officer and former

Governing Board Retiree Repre-

sentative Janice Bay stepped in

to serve as interim acting chair.

This fall has been a busy one for

the committee, and her leadership

has helped ensure that it hasn’t

missed a beat.

AFSA thanks Limbert and Bay

for their service, and looks forward

to an action-packed 2016 with the

newly appointed committee chair,

State FSO Annie Pforzheimer.

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NEWS BRIEF