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Overseas Assignments

This page includes information and related links regarding the employees assigned to overseas locations, who are collectively referred to as the Department’s Overseas Corps.  The information includes temporary and permanent assignments; assignments to embassies, international organizations, including cost-free experts with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the Department of Defense’s Combatant Commands (COCOMs); sample service agreements and forms; and guidance on processing personnel actions.  The Overseas Corps is corporately managed by an Overseas Presence Advisory Board (OPAB) - Internal Only.

Documents Available for Download

  • July 1, 2013

    This handbook covers all types of Federal employment overseas, including details, both within DOE as well as to other agencies; transfers to approved international organizations; assignments to permanent DOE positions; cost-free experts; and personal services agreements (PSAs). This handbook contains information, guidance, sample service agreements, and related documentation that are to be used to implement the departments directives.

  • March 8, 2011

    Purpose of Training Program under this Agreement - The Department of Energy provides workforce resources to support the Department’s mission and strategic plan objectives and requirements in overseas assignments.