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F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 2
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TRANSITION CENTER SCHEDULE OF COURSES
February-March 2012
Feb. 3
MQ950
High-Stress Assignment Outbrief
Feb. 6-7
MQ911
Security Overseas Seminar
Feb. 8
MQ117
Tax Seminar
Feb. 11
MQ116
Protocol
Feb. 15
MQ220
Going Overseas: Logistics for Adults
Feb. 17
MQ115
Explaining America
Feb. 25
MQ914
Youth Security Overseas Seminar
Feb. 27-28 MQ911
Security Overseas Seminar
Feb. 27-March 1 RV101
Retirement Planning Seminar
March 1
MQ703
Post Options for Employment & Training Overseas
March 2
MQ950
High-Stress Assignment Outbrief
March 5-6 MQ911
Security Overseas Seminar
March 5- April 30 RV102
Job Search Program
March 8
MQ803
Realities of Foreign Service Life
March 10
MQ802
Communicating Across Cultures
March 19-20 MQ911
Security Overseas Seminar
March 24
MQ200
Going Overseas for Singles/Couples w/o Kids
March 24
MQ210
Going Overseas for Families
March 24
MQ220
Going Overseas Logistics for Adults
March 24
MQ230
Going Overseas Logistics for Kids
March 29-30 MQ104
Regulations, Allowances and Finances
To register or for further information, e-mail the FSI Transition Center at
FSITCTraining@state.gov.
Expansion of
Foreign
Service Journal
Archive
AFSA is pleased to
announce that we
have added signifi-
cantly to our digi-
tal online archive
of the
Foreign
Service Journal.
As of Jan. 1, visi-
tors to our Web
site are now
able to access
issues dating back to January
2003. This latest update adds three
years of issues to the archive. We are
currently in the process of further ex-
panding the archive and hope to soon
announce the addition of
FSJ
issues
spanning 2000-2002.
You can access the
FSJ
archives at
www.afsa.org/fsj.
We hope you will take
advantage of this free benefit.
LEGAL SERVICES
ATTORNEY WITH 31 YEARs’ succEssful
experience SPE-
CIALIZING FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEVANCES will more than dou-
ble your chance of winning: 30% of grievants win before the
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necessary regs, arcane legal doctrines, precedents and rules.
Call Bridget R. Mugane at
Tel: (301) 596-0175 or (202) 387-4383.
E-mail:
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Free initial telephone consultation
WIlls/EsTATE PlANNINg bY ATTORNEY
who is a former
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No charge for initial consultation.
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E-mail:
mbhirshorn@boringandpilger.com
ExPERIENcEd ATTORNEYs REPREsENTINg fs OffIcERs
in grievances, performance, promotion and tenure, financial
claims, discrimination and disciplinary actions. We represent FS
officers at all stages of the proceedings from an investigation, is-
suance of proposed discipline or the initiation of a grievance,
through to a hearing before the FSGB. We provide experienced,
timely and knowledgeable advice to employees from junior un-
tenured officers through the Senior FS, and often work closely with
AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi & Newman.
Tel: (202) 331-9260.
E-mail:
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ATTORNEYs ExPERIENcEd IN REPREsENTINg
Foreign Serv-
ice officers and intelligence community members in civil and crim-
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disciplinary investigations and security clearance issues. Exten-
sive State Department experience, both as counsel to the IG and
in L, and in representing individual officers. We have handled suc-
cessfully some particularly difficult cases confronting Foreign
Service and intelligence officers, both before the Foreign Service
Grievance Board and in the federal and local courts. We work
closely with AFSA when appropriate and cost-effective. Doumar
Martin PLLC.
Tel: (703) 243-3737. Fax: (703) 524-7610.
E-mail:
rmartin@doumarmartin.com
Web site:
www.doumarmartin.com
TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES
PROfEssIONAl TAx RETuRN PREPARATION:
Forty years in
public tax practice. Arthur A. Granberg, EA, ATA, ATP. Our charges
are $95 per hour. Most FS returns take 3 to 4 hours. Our office is
100 feet from Virginia Square Metro Station. Tax Matters Associ-
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Tel: (703) 522-3828. Fax: (703) 522-5726.
E-mail:
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Tel: (703) 289-1167. Fax: (703) 289-1178.
E-mail:
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