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The Bureau of Human Resources is an office within the U.S. Department of State that handles recruitment, assignment evaluation, promotion, discipline, career development, and retirement policies and programs for the Department’s Foreign and Civil Service employees.
The mission of the Bureau is to provide leadership and expertise in attracting, developing, and sustaining a diverse workforce committed to quality public service. The human resources functions performed by the Bureau of Human Resources are carried out under the applicable laws of the United States, principally those contained in Title 5 of the U.S. Code, the Foreign Service Act of 1980, the U.N. Participation Act, authorities transferred under the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, enabling legislation of the foreign affairs agencies, and implementing Executive Orders, regulations, and directives.