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State Dept sees record hiring, but seeks higher budgets through 2030 to fully replenish ranks

November 13, 2023


The State Department is bringing in a record volume of new hires, but is calling on lawmakers for increased budgets through the end of the decade to fully replenish its ranks.

Richard Verma, deputy secretary of state for management and resources, said last Thursday that the department saw about a 7% increase in its budget for FY 2022, and saw another 7% spending increase in FY 2023.

Verma said those funding increases allowed the department to recruit and grow its workforce “in a way that we haven’t done for many years.”

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