Via Burn Bag:
“Always fun to see the newbies’ burn bag submissions! Adjudicator guy meets girl and divorces wife, CA training is amateurish, and there are crappy managers? Sadly it’s par for this course. Along with: Career diplomat forces staff to have sex with him and gets slap on the wrist but keeps job and pension; married EFMs use Embassy office to hook up; and senior FSO torched by OIG but gets immediate promotion. The OIG can’t and won’t save us. They stress, the Bureaus, not the OIG, should be the “bad leadership police.” The State Dept doesn’t care about you, your family, or your career. The sooner you realize this the better. The good news is you’ve got to be incredibly unlucky to not/not get tenure. Enjoy the ride.”
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Note: New officers/specialists are often referred to as “newbies.” “EFM”stands for Eligible Family Member and refers to a spouse; same sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); unmarried children under the age of 21; and parents, sisters, or brothers who are at least 51% dependent on the employee or the employee‘s spouse for support; are listed on the employees OF-126 (Dependency Report) or on the official travel orders of the employee.
- Burn Bag: Senior Officer Smarty. Must. Have. Beachfront. Penthouse. (diplopundit.net)
- Burn Bag: Oh, Mr. Personality, Your Visa Stamp So Sexy! (diplopundit.net)
- Burn Bag: CA Bureau’s Biggest Problems – Washington Post and Diplopundit, Really? (diplopundit.net)
It’s true. When I have reported problems to OIG, the office does nothing but forward those reports to the relevant bureau (which of course takes no action). OIG rarely conducts investigations. It’s a lame, impotent office staffed mostly by people who don’t care. Someone should inspect the OIG.