Precepts for Foreign Service Promotion Boards

Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 463

New Edition Date: 03/30/2020
Responsible Office: HCTM/CPE
File Name: 463mak_033020


These Precepts (including the Foreign Service/Senior Foreign Service (FS/SFS) Skills Framework) prescribe the procedures and criteria to be used by the Senior Foreign Service Consolidated Performance Board (C/Board) for determining ratings for performance, promotion recommendations, retention, performance pay and presidential awards, limited career extensions, and referrals to the Performance Standards Board (PSB).  The Precepts inform the C/Board of the factors to be considered in evaluating the performance of employees and describe the performance levels necessary for promotion, retention, and separation.