Bureau of Administration

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Bureau of Administration
Bureau of Administration logo.jpg
Bureau overview
Jurisdiction Executive branch of the United States
Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Bureau executive
Parent department U.S. Department of State
Website www.state.gov/m/a/

In the United States Government, the Bureau of Administration is part of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau is responsible for administrative support operations, including procurement; supply and transportation; real property and facilities management; diplomatic pouch and mail services; official records, publishing, and library services; language services; setting allowance rates for U.S. Government personnel assigned abroad and providing support to the overseas schools educating their dependents; overseeing safety and occupational health matters; small and disadvantaged business utilization; and support for both White House travel abroad and special conferences called by the President or Secretary of State. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration.


Offices in the Bureau of Administration include the following.

  • Office of Allowances
  • Office of Authentication
  • Language Services
  • Office of Logistics Management
  • Office of Overseas Schools
  • Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Office of Multi-Media Services
  • Office of Directives Management
  • Office of Commissary and Recreation Affairs
  • Office of the Procurement Executive

External links[edit]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Administration official website