ADS Reference 459mae

Speeches Shim

Responsibilities for USAID’s Foreign Language Program

Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 459

New Reference: 07/18/2011
Responsible Office: HR/FSP
File Name: 459mae_071811


The purpose of USAID's Foreign Language Program is to strengthen the ability of USAID's Foreign Service (FS) Officers to implement programs as mandated by Congress. The Program objectives are to ensure that: 1) overseas language-designated positions are staffed with employees who meet position language requirements; and 2) employees meet language requirements for tenure. FS employees must meet foreign language proficiency requirements for tenure and for Language-Designated Positions (LDPs) before departure for assignment to post.