Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
|Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America|
Seal of the Department of State
Flag of the Deputy Secretary of State
|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 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.
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|
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