So, I have started working through the departure checklist to leave Juarez. I’ve scheduled my packout so I now have the day that the movers will come and pack up all of my stuff, which is both exciting and terrifying because I feel like I have so much to do before they come and not nearly enough time to get it all done.
I’ve also started pulling together the things I need for my EER (employee evaluation report?) which needs to be done by the time I leave. Mid-level officer EERs are always due in April, but entry-level EERs are due on their one year anniversary at post and then again as they leave post. So, I have to get bullet points about what I’ve done this last year to my supervisor, who will draft an evaluation and then it goes to the reviewer, which is someone who outranks the supervisor, and then I write the last part. Then, it goes to a review panel of a few other FS personnel who review it and make sure that nobody said anything that’s not allowed and also do some general proof-reading of it. Then it goes back to the person whose EER it is. That person can then request any changes from comments from the review panel or other changes that they want. It takes awhile to get it done, since it has to go through so many people and can go through a couple of people twice. So, I have to get working on the bullet points for my supervisor so that she can start on her part in a week or two.
Other than that, not much news here. Still adjudicating the visas, at least for a couple more months, and working on getting everything ready to leave here and to move to Ottawa.