The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) was established in 1960. AAFSW is a membership-based association within the American Foreign Affairs Community, including Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, spouses, partners, members of household and retirees. AAFSW promotes the goals and lifestyle needs of our community through Advocacy, Outreach, Awards, Scholarships, Services and Networking Events. More about us.
Now that the new school year is underway, we asked: What is life like during this unique back to school time? Things look different across the world as kids are experiencing a variety of schooling options — from entirely virtual to entirely in person, to a hybrid mix of both. What does school look like […]
Pandemic-Proof Your Health Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 – noon Washington DC time An AAFSW Wellness Workshop on Zoom What a year it has been! More stress, less activity. Fewer farmer’s markets, more comfort food. And now the holidays are coming — what will that be like in 2020? In AAFSW’s November workshop, we’ll put […]
In mid-August 2020, the Regional Education Officers (REO) reached out to the assisted schools– schools at post that the Department of State provides a small grant to– in their respective regions with a short survey about reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of 189 schools, the Office of Overseas Schools had 182 responses. Given […]
Federal employees may receive up to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child as stated in the updated 3 FAM 3530, The Family and Medical leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). The updated FMLA amends the FMLA to allow the employee to substitute PPL for unpaid FMLA. […]