Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

This year’s SLRP is open until July 31. All interested employees are strongly encouraged to refer to the HR’s Intranet for more comprehensive information.  Please review FY 2015 Policy and Procedures, Frequently Asked Questions and How to Apply.

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Personal Finance and Investment in the Foreign Service

On June 9, the Transition Center held a Personal Finance Webinar. The presenter William Carrington is not only a financial advisor and owner of a financial planning firm in Arlington VA, but is also a State Department EFM with a true understanding of the Foreign Service lifestyle.

He presented and fielded questions on topics such as: understanding and avoiding the most common financial pitfalls in the FS context, planning for a successful retirement, effective investing in the TSP, clarifying what works in modern investing, staying informed while overseas, how and when to use a good financial advisor, planning for children’s education and more.

If you haven’t had a chance to attend the webinar, note that the Carrington Financial Planning Firm made the 89-page presentation available on OpenNet. Please visit our SharePoint to access the link or contact your CLO.

Distance Learning Spanish Language

FSI is pleased to announce the availability of eight Spanish courses online for Dos employees, their EFMs and MOHs who are 18 years or older are admitted on a space-available basis. For more info, visit our SharePoint or contact your CLO.

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Personal Finance and Investment in the Foreign Service – June 9

The Transition Center at the Foreign Service Institute would like to invite you to the upcoming Transition Center course: MQ852 Personal Finance and Investment in the Foreign Service, taking place via webinar on June 9th from 8:00am – 10:00am DC time.

The presenter William Carrington is not only a financial advisor and owner of a financial planning firm in Arlington VA, but is also a State Department EFM with a true understanding of the Foreign Service lifestyle.

He will present and field questions on topics such as: understanding and avoiding the most common financial pitfalls in the FS context, planning for a successful retirement, effective investing in the TSP, clarifying what works in modern investing, staying informed while overseas, how and when to use a good financial advisor, planning for children’s education and more.

Please contact your CLO for registration information.

Car factories move to Mexico

Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. Low labor costs make opening plants an attractive proposition.

More info: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Car-factories-move-to-Mexico-6214890.php

Books for Grabs!

Over the years, the PAS has received a number of books as gifts. These include a wide range of books on art/culture, reference materials, dictionaries and general fiction/non-fiction materials. There are also a few nice sets of encyclopedias about Monterrey/Nuevo Leon. While mostly in Spanish, there are some English language materials too. For various reasons, these books cannot be donated to our external contacts – either because they are too dated, not in good enough condition, or because they were gifts to us. In preparation for the move, we would like to thin out the collection to the extent possible. Toward that end, the items on bookshelves in PAS space that are labeled “Up For Grabs” are available for any staff who would like to take books home for personal use. There is one such labeled bookshelf in the PAS suite hallway and two additional in the PAO’s office.

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