Enhance Non-Competitive Eligibility
It’s one of the potential benefits of Peace Corps service. Yet, there is need to enhance this benefit for returning Volunteers.
In 1963, as the first groups of Peace Corps Volunteers were scheduled to return home, Executive Order 11103 was issued, allowing Volunteers and staff who successfully completed their service to be eligible for Noncompetitive Eligibility (NCE). Under this designation, appointment to certain federal positions (if job applicants were qualified) is granted to Volunteers and staff without having to compete with the general public for those positions.
While many have benefited from this status over the years, many within the community believe changes can be made to expand and improve accessibility to this benefit.
Stay tuned for an action coming soon urging improvements to NCE.