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Short Titles as Introduced

FAIR Act
Foreign Affairs Inclusion Reporting Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require a report on diversity recruitment, employment, retention, and promotion at the Department of State, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
10/27/2015Introduced in House

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Date
10/27/2015Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/27/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 10/27/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 10/27/2015

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs10/27/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/27/2015)

Foreign Affairs Inclusion Reporting Act or the FAIR Act

This bill directs the Department of State to report to Congress within 180 days and quadrennially thereafter on State Department efforts to promote equal opportunity for all American employees in direct hire and personal service contractors status, particularly Foreign Service employees.

Beginning in FY2016, the State Department shall: (1) increase by 10 the number of fellows selected for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, and (2) increase by 10 the number of fellows selected for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program.

The State Department is urged to provide oversight to the employment, retention, and promotion of underrepresented groups to promote a diverse ethnic representation among mid- and senior-level career professionals through programs such as: (1) the International Career Advancement Program, (2) Seminar XXI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for International Studies, and (3) other international leadership programs.

The State Department is also urged to review past programs designed to increase minority representation in international affairs positions, including: (1) the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program, and (2) the Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program.