Locally employed staff

Staff that work at a Foreign Service post (embassy/consulate/mission) abroad. The overwhelming majority are citizens of the country the post is located in, but some are American citizens living in the country and family members of Foreign Service Officers and other full-time U.S. government employees who are assigned to a post. More than 53,000 Locally Employed Staff work at U.S. missions around the world. They provide local expertise, language skills, continuity, and contacts within the host country. They are indispensable full-fledged members of our American missions abroad.