Precepts for Foreign Service Promotion Boards
A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 463
Partial Revision Date: 05/02/2022
Responsible Office: HCTM/CPE
File Name: 463mai_050222
These precepts (including the FS/SFS Skills Framework) prescribe the procedures and criteria to be used by Foreign Service (FS) Promotion Boards for determining which Foreign Service Officers they will recommend and rank for promotion, and which they will assign a “C” grade for failing to meet the standards of performance for their class.