Archive - September 28, 2013

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The Peace Corps Is Ready To ET (If The GOP Has Its Way)
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The Peace Corps Numbers Tell The Story

The Peace Corps Is Ready To ET (If The GOP Has Its Way)

September 26, 2013 PEACE CORPS OPERATIONS PLAN IN THE ABSENCE OF CURRENT YEAR APPROPRIATIONS 1. PURPOSE This is general guidance in the event of a funding hiatus caused by the absence of current year appropriations, either through failure to pass a regular appropriations bill or a continuing resolution (CR). It will be supplemented by more specific guidance for any specific funding hiatus. For example, the designation of excepted, funded and other employees and use of available funding may vary depending on the circumstances of a specific funding hiatus. 2. AUTHORITY Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 124, Agency Operations in the Absence of Appropriations. 3. REFERENCES Guidance and information regarding furloughs based on unforeseeable conditions can be found under “Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs” at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/payleave/furlough-guidance/guidance-for-shutdown-furloughs.pdf. 4. BACKGROUND OMB Circular A-11 requires agencies to develop and maintain “shutdown plans” for an orderly suspension of agency operations during a . . .

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The Peace Corps Numbers Tell The Story

Total Peace Corps Applicants and Active Volunteers Applications                 Enter on Duty 2003       11,518                                      4,484 2004       13,241                                     3,880 2005       11,635                                     4,055 2006       12,507                                     4,096 2007       11,247                                     4,077 2008       13,081                                     3,959 2009       15,384                                     3,694 2010       13,430                                     4,830 2011       12,206                                     4,378 2012       10,091                                     3,850 * All years represent the federal fiscal year which runs from October 1 to September 30 of the next year.

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