— By Domani Spero
On June 19, 2012, we blogged this: Snapshot: Foreign Service Grievance Board 2011 Statistics, Up 25% from 2010. The annual report is submitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations at the United States Senate (SFRC), the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the House of Representatives (HFAC) and the Director General of the Foreign Service at the State Department (DGHR).
Eight annual reports are posted online with the exception of the 2012 report. While all congressional submissions were dated in February and March of the previous years, there is no indication when these reports were made available online. We regularly visit fsgb.gov, a website from “yabba dabba doo!” When we posted about the 2011 report last year, we just discovered it in a dig done in June 2012.
- 2004 – submission date: March 23, 2005
- 2005 – submission date: March 23, 2006
- 2006 – submission date: March 27, 2007
- 2007 – submission date: March 27, 2008
- 2008 – submission date: February 27, 2009
- 2009 – submission date: February 26, 20120
- 2010 – submission date: February 28, 2011
- 2011 – submission date: February 28, 2012
It’s now almost fall and the 2012 annual report is still unavailable; a June 2013 email inquiry to the Board remains unacknowledged. As of October 1, 2011, Garber Davidson is the Chairman of the Foreign Service Grievance Board. Elliot Shaller is the Deputy Chairman. Mark S. Johnsen assumed his duties as the Executive Secretary to the Foreign Service Grievance Board on March 11, 2013. But wait, the FSGB website also says that Christopher Wittmann is its current Executive Secretary. Can you please, please get the real Executive Secretary to step forward? Why? Well, because … it looks … it doesn’t look too good that the FSGB can’t even sort out who is its executive secretary.
While waiting for the 2012 report to make its online appearance, let’s make do with the 2011 stats. Pardon me? You want permission to bring up/down the grievance rate until the 2012 report escapes from Bedrock’s primitive typewriter? Who are you, Fred Flintstone?