ADS Chapter 436

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Foreign Service Assignments and Tours of Duty

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Full Revision Date: 08/27/2020
Responsible Office: HCTM/FSC
File Name: 436_082720


This chapter covers the responsibilities, policy directives, regulations, and required procedures for assignments and tours of duty for Foreign Service (FS) employees. These policy directives and required procedures apply to all U.S. direct-hire FS employees except those assigned to positions on Non-Career appointments, Executive Level Senior Management Group (SMG) positions, and FS employees of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).