EFMs: Of the 19 EFMs remaining at post, 9 have decided to leave and will depart post within the next few days. After their departure, we will have 10 EFMs at post.
CONTRACTORS: The Ambassador last month authorized USAID contractors to use contract funds to send personnel and families out of the country. Consequently, only 7 of the 59 USAID contractors previously in country remain. Two dependents are at post with those USAID contractors. Additionally, there are five DOD contractors at post, but all of their dependents have departed.
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS: The Ambassador on March 3 endorsed a proposal to suspend temporarily the Fulbright program in Jordan. This will lead to the departure of the three remaining AmCit Fulbright scholars and the AmCit Fulbright program Director in the next few days.
2. OUT OF COUNTRY ON AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE TOTALS:
EMPLOYEES: 4 EFMS: 163
3. Employees and Dependents not taking Authorized Departure who have requested permission to travel outside of the host country and return (since the last report):3. All of these are Mission employees on official TDY travel.
4. TDY country clearances denied/postponed since authorized departure implemented: 3