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evaluation, but after three and up to five years of field
assignments, must then come back and take an oral, to move from
FSR to FSO status. And in my initial discussions with the State
Department officials responsible for this, they claimed that a
disproportionate number of them were failing the transfer oral, in
spite of positive field evaluation and promotion, even up to the
point that they could be promoted within this program.
But interestingly enough, as I've been pointing out th the
staff working with me on this, each discussion, each time we go
down to Washington and discuss this project, after we've been
working in it, that initial emphasis has shifted, so that now
they are telling us-- and we will certainly know by the data that
we're looking at now -- that relatively few fail the oral transfer.
Now, I don't know which is true yet. Two people working
with me in the office there may have those data now, I think.
Perhaps I should put in this record the personal experience
genests of the way I put that question to you. I was in the
Foreign Service, as a Foresgn Service staff officer, temporary --
-- I suspect that.
In the days of the High Commission in Germany, and they sent
over a panel from Washington of three --
-- doyou remember what year what was?
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