Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources

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Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America
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Incumbent
Heather Higginbottom

since December 13, 2013
U.S. Department of State
Reports to The United States Secretary of State
Seat Washington, D.C.
Appointer The President
Term length No fixed term
First holder Jacob Lew
Salary Executive Schedule, level 2
Website www.state.gov

The Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources is the chief operating officer of the United States Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development. 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 US foreign policy. The Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources also has broad responsibilities for oversight and coordination of US foreign assistance and overseas diplomatic operations.

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 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. The other Deputy Secretary if State is currently William Joseph Burns.

Deputy Secretaries of State for Management and Resources[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
Jacob Lew January 28, 2009 November 18, 2010 Barack Obama
Thomas R. Nides January 3, 2011 February, 2013 Barack Obama
Heather Higginbottom December 13, 2013 Barack Obama

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