Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) for Federal Employment
Alumni of the Gilman program are eligible for 12 months of Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) hiring status with the federal government, with the possibility of extending for up to an additional two years if you served in the military, studied at a recognized institution of higher education or were involved in another activity, which in the agency’s view, warrants an extension.
You can find more information in this guide and on the U.S. Department of State’s website. If you have successfully completed your program abroad within the last three years, you may be eligible for this NCE. Through the Gilman Alumni Portal you may request a Certificate of Achievement that will provide record of successful program completion, certifying start date and validity of noncompetitive eligibility. You can also attach NCE letter to employers explaining NCE to your federal job application.
- View our Non-Competitive Eligibility infographic
- Considering a career with the U.S. Government? Career Connections Global – U.S. Government video (originally aired July 22, 2020) provides an introduction to the federal hiring process, the USAJOBS platform, non-competitive eligibility (NCE), and alternative hiring pathways.
- U.S. Future Leaders Career Advancement Symposium: Non-Competitive Eligibility
Gilman Alumni who completed their study or intern abroad program in the past three years may qualify for Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) for federal hiring. This symposium features three Gilman Alumni who have successfully leveraged their NCE to gain employment with the federal government and explains how other alumni can use their NCE in their job search. Recorded October 23, 2020.