Under Secretary of State for Management

The Under Secretary of State for Management is a position within the United States Department of State that serves as principal adviser to the Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State on matters relating to the allocation and use of Department of State budget, physical property, and personnel, including planning, the day-to-day administration of the Department, and proposals for institutional reform and modernization.

United States
Under Secretary of State
for Management
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
John R. Bass

since December 29, 2021
Reports toThe Secretary of State[1]
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderDonold Lourie
Formation1953
WebsiteOfficial website

The Under Secretary is appointed by the President of the United States with the consent of the United States Senate to serve at the request of the President. The most recent Under Secretary was Patrick F. Kennedy, who was appointed on November 6, 2007 by President George W. Bush and then retained by President Barack Obama.[2]

In 2021, President Joe Biden nominated John R. Bass, a career foreign service officer and former ambassador, to the position.[3]


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