Good news for The State Department on the HR front:
BusinessWeek Ranks Department of State #5 Best Place to Launch a Career: The Department ranked at the top among federal agencies and #5 among all employers as one of the best places to begin a career. With an increase from #12 last year to #5 this year, BusinessWeek ranked the Department in the Top 20 for the fourth consecutive year. The ranking is based on a three-part methodology that includes combined survey data from careers services directors, undergraduate students, and employers.
I wonder if the new benefits for LGBT Foreign Service families helped improve our numbers. They say that offering partner benefits increases morale all around as people view a workplace as one that is fair and cares about its employees.