Open Season Information

The next open season for application for qualification to EPAP will be April 3-17, 2015. Additional information will be issued soon. Please see the documents below for information on the program and how to prepare now for the open season.

Recently Advertised Positions

The Department is pleased to announce an increase in FY2015 in the total number of EPAP positions, including additional positions in the Information Management (IM) area. The deadline to apply for these positions was Friday, February 27. The Regional Bureaus are reviewing the applications received and will inform posts which advertised positions can be filled.

General Information

EPAP is the newest Family Liaison Office (FLO) program (it was established in 2008 and moved to FLO oversight and management in 2012), EPAP provides U.S. citizen eligible family members serving overseas, 200 professional level Foreign Service full-time positions, in Economics, Management, Political, Public Diplomacy, Financial Management, General Services, Human Resources, Office Management or Medical (physician or nurse) areas. It also provides up to 50 positions in the Information Management area. The positions are funded centrally, primarily by the Department of State and some through ICASS. Each Regional Bureau is authorized a number of these positions, as determined by the Under Secretary for Management. The pay grades run from FP-07 to FP-04.

Potential candidates must apply for qualification to the program in one or more EPAP areas during one of the application open seasons held twice a year and must be qualified in the area advertised to be considered for a position.

Posts identify which positions they would like filled via EPAP and request positions through their respective Regional Bureau. Regional Bureaus create a list of available positions, which FLO advertises. The Regional Bureaus make all hiring decisions based on a range of factors.

HR/FLO coordinates and provides oversight to the program; administers the application cycle; convenes the Qualification Evaluation Panels (QEP); advises candidates of the results of the QEP; and provides the Regional Bureaus with a list of qualified candidates.

For general questions regarding the program, please email

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-2015 Spring EPAP Tip Sheet
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-2015 EPAP Spring Open Season Information
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