On December 17th at 11:30 a.m. in Charleston, South Carolina, The U.S. Department of State will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of their Human Resources Service Center. The location of the HR Service Center is at 1999 Dyess Avenue Building E, Charleston, South Carolina 29405 on the old Charleston Navy Base. If you live in or close to the area, and you want to attend the ceremony, email HRSharedServices@state.gov by December 14th.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Charleston and North Charleston city council members, Charleston Redevelopment Authority board members, and Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Kennedy Under Secretary for Management , and Director for Human Resources and Director General for Foreign Service Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will be some of the important local figures attending the event. It will be a big, important day in Charleston, SC.
The U.S. Department of State needs HR to be successful in their goals. The up-to-date, brand new building will increase the likelihood that the HR Department will be able to fulfill it’s service obligations. The goal is for the department to provide service efficiently and effectively. The new building will also provide more information to people about what it does, making the department more transparent and accountable.
The HR Service Center will shine a spotlight on the supportive and welcoming attitude of Charleston, North Charleston and the state of South Carolina as a whole. It will also provide a forum to show off the hard work from HR employees in Charleston and Washington. It’s great to see the government taking HR seriously. As most HR pros know, in order for any organization to run effectively, a sleek and modern HR department is necessary, the government is no different. So if you live in the Charleston area, shoot off an email and maybe you can be part of something big for HR pros.
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