Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Editor0
IFSA: a Global Force
In 2009 LES Committees from around the world joined forces to create the first global local employee group: the International Foreign Service Association (IFSA). IFSA has elected a 13-member board made up of representatives from each region, and 80+ local committees have endorse IFSA’s objectives:
IFSA’s principal mission is to protect the interests and the rights of the locally engaged staff on a worldwide basis and to be a communication channel through which the locally engaged staff can engage into a permanent dialogue with the foreign affairs agencies in Washington.
IFSA represents employees who take deep pride in working for United States government offices engaged in the front line of the effort to improve America’s bilateral and multilateral relationships with other nations around the world. It seeks to ensure that America’s Foreign Affairs agencies are exemplary in terms of sound administration, so that they enjoy the utmost credibility with staff and public alike.
Finally, IFSA wishes to improve staff morale, better working conditions, and strengthen the relationship of the locally engaged staff within the foreign affairs community.