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52
DECEMBER 2012
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
AFSA NEWS
BY JANET HEDR ICK ,
DI RECTOR OF MEMBER
SERV ICES
In accordance with AFSA
bylaws, AFSA has increased
dues for 2013 by 1.7 percent
for all individual membership
categories. This increase
will provide the association
with a stable and predictable
income source, which allows
AFSA to continue ofering
excellent member services
and benefts.
This modest adjustment,
just pennies per pay period,
correlates to the 3
rd
quar-
ter Consumer Price Index
increase published by the
Department of Labor used by
the Social Security Adminis-
tration to calculate the 2013
Cost of Living Adjustment
increases.
Active-duty and retired
members paying dues
via payroll and annuity
deduction will see a small,
automatic increase in the
amount deducted from their
paychecks and annuities.
Those paying annually will be
billed the new rate on their
regularly scheduled renewal
date.
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AFSAMembership Dues Adjustment in 2013
ACT I VE- DUTY*
Category
2013 Annual
2013 Bi-Weekly
SFS
$384.40
$14.80
FS 1, 2, 3
$297.20
$11.45
FS 4, 5, 6
$170.15
$6.55
FS 7, 8, 9
$89.95
$3.45
RET I REE *
Category
2013 Annual
2013 Bi-Weekly
Annuity under $25,000 $66.05
$5.50
Annuity of $25-50,000 $103.75
$8.65
Annuity of $50-75,000 $138.55
$11.55
Annuity over $75,000 $173.45
$14.45
Retiree Spouse
$51.85
$4.32
ASSOC I ATE *
Category
2013 Annual
Associate Membership $106.60
Retired Associate
$65.25
Since 1924 the foreign afairs
community has relied on
AFSA, the voice of the For-
eign Service. By joining AFSA,
you will be adding to the col-
lective strength of the
only organization dedicated
specifcally to preserving and
enhancing the integrity of the
U.S. Foreign Service.
Whether you are an
active-duty member of the
Foreign Service, a retiree, a
FS spouse, or someone inter-
ested in learning more about
diplomacy and foreign afairs,
membership in AFSA ofers a
wide variety of benefts.
To learn more, please go
to
www.afsa.org/become_a_
member.aspx o
r contact
Janet Hedrick, director of
member services, a
t hed-
rick@afsa.org.
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Keep Your Membership Active or Become an AFSAMember
*Dues for 2013 refect a small increase of 1.7 percent for all individual membership categories.