Workforce Profile 2017
Participating Agency Service Agreement
Foreign Service Limited
U.S. Personal Services Contractor
Third Country Personal Services Contractor
Foreign Service National
Institutional Services Contractor (1,595)
Direct‐hire U.S. citizen Foreign Service employees generally serve at overseas missions with limited periods in Washington, D.C.
Direct‐hire U.S. citizen Civil Service employees serve in Washington. D.C., performing core administrative, management, and technical and strategic program design.
An appointment action under which personnel may be appointed, compensated, and removed by the Administrator.
Generally institutional support contractors who bring specialized scientific, academic, or technical expertise.
Direct‐hire U.S. citizen hired by other Federal agencies and funded by USAID for specific services or support of USAID programs.
Direct‐hire U.S. citizen hired on time‐bound, noncareer appointments.
Non‐direct‐hire U.S. citizens hired on contract with USAID to fulfill specific tasks and responsibilities for a time period stated in their contract.
Non‐direct‐hire third country personal services contractors‐individuals on contract with USAID tor the specific services of that individual.
Non‐direct hire institutional support contractors perform a range of services in support of the Agency's programs, augmenting direct‐hire and other non‐direct‐hire staff.
Source: 2017 Congressional Staffing Report
Foreign Service Nationals (FSN) are non‐U.S. citizens locally hired by USAID missions. FSN employees may be either direct hires or FSN Personal Services Contractors (PSC), but the overwhelming majority are PSCs. 56% of FSN staff are program‐funded.