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MARCH 2013
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
2012 AFSA ANNUAL REPORT
AFSA NEWS
AFSA welcomed 870 new
members in 2012, most
joining at the monthly
luncheons held for entering
Foreign Service classes at
AFSA headquarters. While
the number of total students
joining the Foreign Service is
down 28 percent from 2011
(due to a decrease in agency
hiring), an overwhelming
majority continue to choose
to join AFSA.
We hosted 15 recruitment
events this year, including
three retirement luncheons
for graduates from the
Foreign Service Institute’s
Job Search Program. AFSA
is committed to providing
excellent service and access
to valuable member benefts,
and protecting member
interests.
Our success is evident
by the rising membership
numbers: AFSA member-
ship increased by 1.5 percent
in 2012, to a record total of
16,167 members.
AFSA BY THE NUMBERS :
• 70 percent of overseas posts have an AFSA representative
• 400 members participated in the AFSA-sponsored Zipcar
program
• 568 Foreign Service community members are lifetime
members of AFSA
• 1,954 members participated in one or more of the AFSA-
sponsored insurance programs
• AFSA ended the year with a record 16,167 members
Member Services:
Quantity and Quality
BY JANET HEDR ICK , DI RECTOR MEMBER SERV ICES
(Left to Right) Member Services Director Janet Hedrick, Member Services
Representative Kristy Pomes and Administrative Assistant Ana Lopez.