Juneteenth has been celebrated annually around the country since 1865 when a Union General arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed the enslaved African Americans that the Confederacy had lost the war and that they were free as per the Emancipation Proclamation, which was inked in 1863.
The score an applicant earns on the FSOT will now be combined with the score they receive on the Preliminary-QEP, the first of two parts to the QEP. During the preliminary stage, an automated deep text analysis tool made by IBM evaluates the personal narratives which an applicant submits prior to taking the FSOT.
In late April, the State Department announced that the Foreign Service Officer Test would no longer serve as a mechanism to cull the ranks of applicants, but rather all applicants would now move forward onto the Qualifications Evaluation Panel and their FSOT score would be factored into the evaluation.
Dozens of overseas missions across multiple geographic regions incurred approximately $77 million in questionable fuel costs due to insufficient documentation and document reviews, improper acceptance procedures and fuel equipment deficiencies, according to the State Department Office of Inspector General.
The DoD recovered $13.2 million in six months from private contractors who committed violations in connection with awards, which represents the majority of the money recovered through investigations of allegations initially reported to the DoD Hotline for fraud, waster and abuse.
The report showed that of the 15 departments, 53.3% failed to meet the PWD hiring target and 60% failed to achieve the PWTD goal. When broken down by department subcomponents, the trend worsens with two-thirds of those surveyed failing to achieve either hiring goal in the same year.
The Pentagon should increase civilian employee training opportunities and enhance collaboration with military managers to more closely match the efficiency of the private sector in aligning talent with job function, according to the Defense Business Board.