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Discontent in the Foreign Service and Foreign Service Reform


161. Memorandum From the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1977–1978, Box 8, Chron January 1978. No classification marking. Sent through Read. An unknown hand initialed the memorandum on Barnes’s behalf.


162. Memorandum From the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1977–1978, Box 9, Chron April 1978. No classification marking.


163. Information Memorandum From the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes) to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 1, Chron June 7–9, 1978. No classification marking.


164. Memorandum From the Director of the Office of UN Political Affairs (Bridges) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) and the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 6, Chron January 21–25, 1979. No classification marking. Copies were sent to Maynes (IO) and Bacchus (M/DGP).


165. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 11, Chron April 18–23, 1979. No classification marking. Printed from a copy that indicates Read signed the original. Copies were sent to Christopher, Newsom, Tarnoff, and Barnes.


166. Memorandum From the Director of the Foreign Service Institute (Springsteen) to the Acting Under Secretary of State for Management (Conlin), the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes), and the Deputy Legal Adviser (Michel)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron April 24–30, 1979. No classification marking.


167. Letter From the Chairman of the Board of the Foreign Service (Newsom) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron May 1–7, 1979. No classification marking.


168. Letter From the President of the Association of American Foreign Service Women (Dorman) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron May 8–11, 1979. No classification marking. Typed at the top of the page is this note: “5/9—sent to M/DGP-Barnes for action, prep. of recommendation for M and (?) reply directly on behalf of M. Copies sent to L-Michel, PER/EM-Hull and Mr. Read.”


169. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) and the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron May 12–16, 1979. No classification marking.


170. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron May 17–24, 1979. No classification marking. “Personnel” is written in an unknown hand at the top of the page.


171. Memorandum From the Senior Officer Bunch to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) and the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron June 1–6, 1979. No classification marking. “The Senior Officer Bunch” is presumably the senior officer group represented by Harrop in the May 19 meeting with Vance, Read, and Barnes; see Section II of Document 170.


172. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron June 1–6, 1979. No classification marking.


173. Letter From Secretary of State Vance to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (McIntyre)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Personal Files of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, 1977–1980, Lot 80D135, Chron June 1979. No classification marking.


174. Airgram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 7, Chron June 24–30, 1979. Unclassified. Drafted by Dwight Mason (M) on June 22; approved by Read.


175. Action Memorandum From the Acting Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Rawls) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Deputy Secretary of State, 1977–1980, Box 21, Memos From WC to P, E, T, M, C, 1979. No classification marking. Drafted on July 31 by Michael Durkee (PER/FCA/JO); cleared by Ronald Palmer (PER/FCA), Ruth Schimel (FSI), Jackson (PER/MEG/HRM), Anthon Kern (PER/ER), Barnes, and Bourbon. In the upper right-hand corner, Warren Christopher wrote on December 10, “Ben—This reform will help functional bureaus do their jobs, and should be pushed. Chris.”


176. Letter From the Chairman of the Board of the Foreign Service (Newsom) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 12, Chron December 15–18, 1979. No classification marking.


177. Memorandum From the Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service (Brewster) to the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 1, Chron January 29–31, 1980. No classification marking. Drafted by Donald Colin (S/IG). Copies were sent to Read, Thomas Tracy (A), Roger Feldman (M/COMP), and Gifford Malone (M/MO).


178. Memorandum From the Chief of the Inter-American Affairs Assignment Division, Office of Foreign Service Career Development and Assignments (Watson) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 3, Chron March 31–April 5, 1980. No classification marking. Sent through Barnes.


179. Memorandum From the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 4, Chron May 5–10, 1980. No classification marking.


180. Briefing Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) to Secretary of State Muskie

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 6, Chron September 8–13, 1980. No classification marking. Printed from a copy bearing Read’s stamped initials.


181. Letter From the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (McIntyre)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 7, Chron October 6–10, 1980. No classification marking.


182. Paper Prepared by the Professional Development Committee

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 7, Chron October 11–18, 1980. No classification marking. Printed from a copy bearing Read’s stamped initials. The Professional Development Committee was established by Read to review the Department’s career development and training. See Document 180.


183. Statement by the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 7, Chron October 20–25, 1980. No classification marking. Read spoke at an open meeting for Department of State employees in the Dean Acheson Auditorium. (Department of State Newsletter, November 1980, p. 2)


184. Action Memorandum From the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel (Barnes) and the Director of the Foreign Service Institute (Boeker) to the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 8, Chron December 22–31, 1980. No classification marking. Drafted by Paul Boeker on December 17. Read wrote at the top of the memorandum: “OK, 9 new positions. BR 12/31.” A typed notation at the top of the memorandum reads: “12/31—Approved.”