FLO Weekly: Introducing the New NCE Registry and Employment Opportunity in FLO

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June 20, 2016

Introducing the New NCE Registry

The Bureau of Human Resources is pleased to introduce the Department of State’s Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Registry, which will allow Department of State hiring managers to identify eligible family members returning from overseas who have earned non-competitive eligibility or who have Civil Service reinstatement rights.

 Why an NCE Registry?

Family members who have earned NCE or who have CS reinstatement eligibility can use it to non-competitively apply for positions in the Civil Service. Under Executive Order 12721, Executive Branch agencies have the authority to non-competitively appoint to a competitive service position in the United States, family members who have completed 52 weeks (or 2087 hours) of service in certain positions overseas.

How does it work?

Eligible family members enroll by filling out and submitting the registry application. Their information will then be added to the registry. When a hiring manager has an open vacancy, he/she can request a list of potential applicants based upon their skills and experience.

Learn more about the registry and download the application on FLO’s NCE Registry webpage. Email FLOAskEmployment@state.gov with questions.

NCE Registry Webinar on June 29 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Join FLO and HR Shared Services on June 29 at 9:00 a.m. ET for a webinar to learn about the NCE Registry, including eligibility and how to apply. To participate in the webinar, go to http://deptofstatehr.adobeconnect.com/flo/. Enter as a guest and type your first name and post. You will need a computer with a high-speed internet connection and speakers. (Webinar recording will be available after the event. Email FLOGlobalWebinars@state.gov.)

Employment Opportunity in FLO

6-22Family members returning to the Washington, DC area may be interested in applying for the Employment Specialist (GS-9) position in FLO. The incumbent of this position is responsible for supporting a wide variety of family member employment programs and initiatives related to inside- and outside-the-mission employment overseas, professional development opportunities, and returning to Washington. This position is located in Washington, D.C., and may require some travel.


The application deadline for this position 11:59pm ET, July 5, 2016. Visit FLO’s website for details and application instructions.


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