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Under Secretary for Management
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Bureau of Resource Management
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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.


Passport Data Security
Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and Department Spokesman Sean McCormack discuss passport security for a Policy Podcast March 21, 2008. [State Department photo]On March 21, 2008, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy discussed the latest issues related to U.S. passport data security with Department Spokesman Sean McCormack. Briefing on Unauthorized Accessed Passport Records

President Bush’s FY 2009 State and Foreign Operations Budget Submission
Briefing by Under Secretary Kennedy and Deputy Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Greene.

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