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HRSC launches REA/WAE registry.

The Department has created a central registry of those in what is now known as the Reemployed Annuitant/WAE (REA/WAE) program, which fills staffing needs with annuitants. The program encompasses domestic and overseas positions, and offers the skills of annuitants from the Foreign Service and Foreign Affairs Agencies and the Department's Civil Service ranks.

The HR Service Center (HRSC) in Charleston, S.C., is the first point of contact for program inquiries and manages the registry of prospective REA/ WAE participants, including their contact and skills information, enabling managers to quickly and easily find candidates for short-term vacancies. (Bureaus and offices manage recruitment and selection for vacant REA/ WAE positions, since those positions are created and funded at the bureau or office level.)

Managers seeking to employ a REA/WAE can request a list of annuitants through their Bureau REA/WAE coordinator or from HRSC@state.gov or by calling 866-300-7419. Lists can be filtered by skill code, language, location and other factors. In the future, the list will include the ability to search by previous assignments and Foreign Service Institute courses.

More than 1,800 annuitants are in the program, and 1,200 of them are employed. Annuitants wishing to join the program, and employed annuitants not already in the registry, can submit their contact and skills information through their bureau's REA/WAE coordinator, HRSC@state.gov or by calling 866-300-7419. An annuitant's information will appear on the lists provided to hiring managers interested in specific skills and experience.

Annuitants should also actively network with bureau contacts, lobby for positions and send their resumes to bureau coordinators and contacts. (The registry does not allow for posting of resumes due to Privacy Act concerns.)

Several informational resources are available on the Retirement Network website, including information on the REA/WAE program and program updates and changes. Frequently asked questions are also posted and updated on a regular basis on Ask HR and AskRNet.

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Title Annotation:In the News; Human Resource Service Center Reemployed Annuitant / When Actually Employed
Publication:State Magazine
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2014
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