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Returning to DC? June 8, 2010

Posted by KG in FS Life, State.

Here’s a tip for FS folks returning to work in DC: pay close attention to your badge expiration date. I didn’t, to my detriment. If your badge expires while you’re overseas, bring your black passport with you to your first day of work. You’ll also need some documentation from your EX, and then you should march straight to the badge unit. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

There are many significant things (check in with ESC, for example) that require a current badge. The learning curve for your new job will no doubt be steep and expectations for you will be high – but your boss will understand the importance of some QT by the Jogger’s entrance.



1. Shawn - June 8, 2010

Well…crap. I was just talking today about how I noticed my badge will expire before my tour is up. I need to come up with a reason to hit DC for some training before March.

2. INTERNational Connections - July 1, 2010

Hi there,

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