Federal agencies can promote American citizen employment in International Organizations by detailing or transferring their employees and funding Junior Professional Officer/Associate Expert programs.
Prior to approving a request for transfer, agencies are encouraged to estimate all costs (financial and staffing) associated with the transfer. Agencies also should determine, and document, which bureau, department, or office within the agency will be responsible for incurring such costs.
At the time the detail or transfer is being negotiated, the agency must provide the employee with, in writing:
The personnel action authorizing the detail or transfer should identify:
When a detail or transfer has been approved, the officer's agency (normally the Human Resources Office) should notify other responsible departments, bureaus, and other offices of the detail or transfer. These should include those offices dealing with:
We encourage you to keep a copy of the Request for Information Memo and survey spreadsheet in your ticker file. Filling out the survey sheet as transferees/detailees come about should make submitting the report much easier and accurate. Should you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact us.
U.S. federal government agencies are able to sponsor young professional U.S. citizens to work for international organizations through the Junior Professional Officer and Associate Expert Programs. These programs are a great way to support the development of staff in international organizations that are critical partners for many national initiatives. Federal agencies can sponsor JPOs/AEs to any international organization that the U.S. government currently holds a signed Memorandum of Understanding agreement. Please visit our JPO/AE page for more information about current U.S. government agreements with IOs. If you are interested in starting a JPO/AE program with an organization that is not on our list please contact us for more information.