October 3, 2001 - Charles Bacquet resigns. Who is leading the Peace Corps?

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By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, October 03, 2001 - 11:44 am: Edit Post

On October 3, Ellen Field, Press Officer for the Peace Corps in their Headquarters office, confirmed that Charles R. Baquet, the Acting Director of the Peace Corps since the resignation of Mark L. Schneider on January 20, 2001, has also resigned from the Peace Corps effective October 1.

There had been unofficial reports among returned volunteers for the past several weeks that Mr. Baquet had submitted his resignation. It is not known whether Mr. Baquet resigned on his own or whether he was asked to resign by the administration.

When asked who is the acting Peace Corps Director at this time, Ms. Field refused to respond to the question.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, October 03, 2001 - 12:33 pm: Edit Post

Latest update:

Staff at Senator Mikulski's office spoke to Peace Corps Headquarters today and have been told that Lloyd Pearson, the Peace Corps Chief of Staff, is leading the Peace Corps at this time.

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, October 12, 2001 - 11:33 pm: Edit Post

A whistleblower has alleged in an email that Lloyd Pierson has assumed the role of acting Director in a way that is unlawful and in direct and intentional violation of the Vacancies Act.

Read the story here.

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