2008: Retirement Credit in New Hampshire
Throughout the years, members of the Peace Corps community have successfully advocated for recognition of their service and equity with others by securing retirement credit for Peace Corps service among federal and state government workers.
The latest success on this front came in 2008 in New Hampshire when local returned Peace Corps volunteers and RPCV legislator Bernard Benn passed legislation on this issue. The legislation allows a state employee who joins the Peace Corps to apply for retirement credit for those years of service when they return to state employment. NPCA weighed in with a letter of support early on in the process and reached out to New Hampshire citizens to encourage their support and involvement. The hard work of many New Hampshire RPCVs paid off when the legislation passed later in the year.