Erosion of the 5 Year rule turns PC into DMV

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Library: Peace Corps: Legislation : Legislation: June 21, 2004: Headlines: Legislation: Congress: PCOL Exclusive: A Critical Flaw in the Proposed Peace Corps Safety and Security Bill : Erosion of the 5 Year rule turns PC into DMV

By Jeff Brown ( - on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 3:05 pm: Edit Post

Further exemptions from the five year rule only threaten the integrity of the Peace Corps and would further erode the ability of the Peace Corps to carry out its supposed mission. Currently it is a challenge to meander one's way through the bureaucracy especially when seeking medical treatment for service related illnesses as an RPCV. How the exemption for medical personnel would possibly improve the situation is beyond me. As far as safety and security...please, under the current climate of fear of terrorism being forced upon us for political reasons, my safety and security officer didn't exactly make me feel any safer. Just another position created with above all else, the goal in making volunteers feel safer. Please, the Peace Corps has already been changed drastically from its original mission, the last thing we need now is a bunch of entrenched bureaucrats of the likes at your local department of motor vehicles...benefits are none for any exemptions

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