Quickie: AFSA Opinion Poll Results

An overview of the results of the AFSA opinion poll conducted recently has now been posted online here. I will add a link to the full details once its available. Brief excerpt below:

“Our opinion poll revealed strong sentiment over professional issues. A whopping 98 percent of respondents agreed that “Foreign Service members, especially senior officers, have a duty to provide frank, constructive advice to the political leadership behind closed doors on foreign policy issues and on management issues impacting the Foreign Service—even if that advice is not welcomed by the superior.” Hundreds of comments indicated that people do not believe this has been the case in recent years and are concerned over the lack of open discussion of policy issues.”

Annual Opinion Poll Yields Record Number of Responses
February 2009