Employment Opportunities: Definitions


Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following ways:

US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:

Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment for purposes of Mission employment:

Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is:

A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): An individual who:

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

Ordinarily Resident (OR): A Foreign National or US citizen who: