|Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources of the United States of America|
Seal of the Department of State
Flag of the Deputy Secretary of State of Management and Resources
|U.S. Department of State|
|Reports to||The United States Secretary of State|
with Senate advice and consent
|Term length||No fixed term|
|First holder||Jacob Lew|
|Salary||Executive Schedule, level 2|
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.
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.
|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||Nominee (unconfirmed)||Joe Biden|