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Understanding Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE)

AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Federal agencies are uniquely positioned to hire AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni and returned Peace Corps Volunteers to their workforce.

Under Executive Order 11103, AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni and returned Peace Corps Volunteers are granted Noncompetitive Eligibility for successful completion of service. NCE permits (but does not require) a federal agency to hire AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni and returned Peace Corps Volunteers who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Explore these resources to further understand this hiring authority from the employer and applicant perspective.

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