Bureau of Administration

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Bureau of Administration
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Bureau overview
JurisdictionExecutive branch of the United States
HeadquartersHarry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Bureau executive
Parent departmentU.S. Department of State

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:[1]

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary
  • Office of the Executive Director
  • Presidential Travel Support Division
  • Office of the Procurement Executive
  • Office of Acquisitions Policy
  • Office of Acquisitions Management
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Commissary and Recreation Affairs
  • Office of Allowances
  • Office of Language Services
  • Office of Overseas Schools
  • Office of Real Property Management
  • Office of Facilities and Management Services
  • Office of General Services Management
  • Privacy Staff
  • Office of Directives Management
  • Office of Information Programs and Services
  • Office of Global Publishing Solutions
  • Office of Logistics Operations
  • Office of Program Management and Policy
  • Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization


  1. ^ "Bureau of Administration". fam.state.gov. Retrieved August 30, 2022.

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