Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources


Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources of the United States of America
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since January 20, 2017
U.S. Department of State
Reports toThe United States Secretary of State
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
First holderJacob Lew
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level 2
WebsiteOfficial website

The Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources is the third in charge of the United States Department of State. Along with the other Deputy Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources is a principal advisor to the Secretary of State and shares in the global responsibility for U.S. foreign policy. The Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources also has broad responsibilities for oversight and coordination of U.S. foreign assistance and overseas diplomatic operations. The role is sometimes referred to as the "Chief Operating Officer" of the State Department.[1]

The position was created by Congress in 2000, in Title IV, Section 404 of Public Law 106-553. However, the position was not filled until 2009, when President Obama appointed Jack Lew to the position. The position has remained vacant since the inauguration of Donald Trump as President.

The State Department is the only federal Cabinet-level agency with two co-equal Deputy Secretaries. The original Deputy Secretary office is the "first assistant" for the purposes of the Vacancies Reform Act, but both Deputy Secretaries have full delegated authority to act for the Secretary, if not otherwise prohibited by law.

Deputy Secretaries of State for Management and Resources

Name Assumed office Left office President(s) served under
Jack Lew January 28, 2009 November 18, 2010 Barack Obama
Thomas R. Nides January 3, 2011 February, 2013
Heather Higginbottom December 13, 2013 January 20, 2017
Vacant January 20, 2017 Present Donald Trump
Brian P. McKeon[2] Nominee (unconfirmed) Joe Biden


  1. ^ "Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources". (archived content). Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ "President-elect Biden Announces Key Nominations for the Department of State". Biden-Harris Transition. Retrieved 16 January 2021.

External links

  • Official website