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Under Secretary for Management

The following bureaus and offices report to the Under Secretary for Management, Patrick F. Kennedy

  • Bureau of Administration,
  • Bureau of Consular Affairs,
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security,
  • Bureau of Human Resources,
  • Bureau of Information Resource Management,
  • Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations,
  • Director of Diplomatic Reception Rooms,
  • Foreign Service Institute,
  • Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation
  • Office of Medical Services, and
  • Office of White House Liaison.

The Under Secretary also provides regular direction to the Bureau of Resource Management and the Chief Financial Officer serves as a core member of the Under Secretary's senior management team.

The Under Secretary for Management is the State Department's representative on the President's Management Council, and is the Department official responsible for implementing the President's Management Agenda (PMA). The PMA is a set of management initiatives designed to make government more citizen-centered, effective, and efficient. There are five government-wide PMA initiatives: Human Capital (lead: Bureau of Human Resources); E-Government (Bureau of Information Resource Management); Competitive Sourcing (Bureau of Administration); Financial Management, and Budget and Performance Integration (Bureau of Resource Management). The Department is also working with the White House Office of Management and Budget on the PMA initiative focused on "rightsizing" the U.S. Government's overseas presence.

Funding for the Department of State's Work
Date: 11/18/2008 Description: Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy briefs on State Department Funding Levels. State Dept PhotoUnder Secretary Kennedy (Nov. 18): "This package of position requests ...the Secretary has put into the budget ...is now pending on the Hill for the factors that I have outlined. ...So...we’re addressing the issues that we’ve been talking about: enhanced training capacity, interagency staffing capabilities, public diplomacy increase, civilian stabilization, obviously continuing the security of our personnel overseas and enabling them to get out and do the missions that they need to do, and lastly, border security." Full Text
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