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H.R. 1232 (117th): Diplomatic Personnel Modernization Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 16, 2021.

Diplomatic Personnel Modernization Act

This bill requires the Department of State to submit to Congress a comprehensive five-year strategic staffing plan.

This plan must include (1) a data set displaying comprehensive workforce data for all current and planned State Department employees, disaggregated by certain metrics; (2) recommendations on the number of Foreign Service officers that should be posted at each U.S. diplomatic post and in the District of Columbia; and (3) recommendations on the number of civil service officers that the State Department should employ.