Reference Manual for New Entry Foreign Service Officers
Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 459
Partial Revision Date: 01/06/2014
Responsible Office: c
File Name: 459mad_010614
This Reference Manual provides important information on the Development Leadership Initiative (DLI), which enabled the Agency to rebuild its Foreign Service Officer (FSO) workforce between 2008 and 2012 and on USAID’s Foreign Service Career Candidate Program that has evolved from the DLI. The Reference Manual provides detailed information on the roles and responsibilities of those connected with the program, as well as on the policies and procedures related to training, assignments, performance assessment, and promotion.