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DOD, State Department Expand Employment Opportunities for Military Spouses Stationed Overseas

April 22, 2024

Joseph Clark

DOD News

By Jospeh Clark, DOD News / April 18, 2024

A new memorandum of agreement signed yesterday by Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma will streamline the approval process for military spouses seeking overseas teleworking arrangements while federally employed. 

Hicks said removing barriers for military spouses to remain in federal positions while accompanying their spouses stationed overseas will further improve economic security for military families and enhance readiness and retention for the all-volunteer force.   

"By signing the memorandum of agreement, we are enabling federally employed military spouses to work remotely from where their service member is stationed overseas and continue their professions with as little disruption as possible," Hicks said during a signing ceremony at the White House.   

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