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11/10/2017 2018 Annuitant Newsletter

Immediate Opportunities Available for Retired Foreign Service and Civil Service Employees for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Surge!

In an effort to address the backlog of requests pending within the Department, an exemption to the hiring freeze has been granted to hire REA/WAEs on a temporary, intermittent basis. The FOIA Office has an immediate need for retirees who served on an FS appointment within the last three years at the following grade levels: FS-02, FS-01, FE-OC, FE-MC, and FE-CM. CS retirees at the GS-14, GS-15, & SES levels are also eligible for these positions, but their salary will be reduced by the amount of their annuity.

REA/WAEs hired under this exemption will be solely assigned to A/GIS (the FOIA Surge project) for the foreseeable future. However, these REA/WAEs may be physically located within another bureau to help assist them with processing their taskers assigned as part of the FOIA Surge backlog reduction project. REA/WAEs appointed under this exemption may be selected for assignment with other bureaus at a later date, after the FOIA Surge.

HR Shared Services is collecting resumes and handling these new appointments centrally. Interested candidates should send their resumes and retirement SF-50s to mailto:HRSEU@state.gov.