Peace Corps Manual

Please find the Peace Corps Manual Sections below. Additional information about Peace Corps policies can be found in the Peace Corps Global Policy Handbook and Peace Corps' Code of Federal Regulations.

In additional, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13891 titled “Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents” (October 31, 2019), the Peace Corps is creating a single, searchable, indexed website that will contain, or provide links to, all agency guidance documents currently in effect that have general applicability, are intended to affect the public but do not have the force or effect of law. Except for those that are incorporated into the Code of Federal Regulations, the below documents may be considered guidance under E.O. 13891 and as such do not have the force or effect of law. This website will be updated to clearly identify all such portions of the Peace Corps Manual and to include any other such documents that the agency may identify or generate in the future.

Interim policy statements

Content and management


Delegations of authority

Organization and functions

Eligibility and standards

Volunteer travel and transportation

Volunteer leave and allowances

Volunteer taxes, loans, debts, reimbursements

Kate Puzey Act

Volunteer support functions

Trainee/Volunteer medical support

Volunteer/trainee safety and security

Volunteer transfers, completion of service, termination

General standards


Safety and security


Staff occupational safety and health

Vehicles and motorcycles

Computers and information processing

Personnel policies, objectives, classification

Recruitment and appointment

Evaluation and compensation

Attendance and leave

Conditions of service

Employee-management relations

Employee training, development, incentive awards

Assignments, transfers, separations

Employee programs

Local recruitment and employment

Budget operations

Special funds and accounts


Accounting operations

Legal counsel and payment of claims

Internal controls



Inspector General

Paperwork and records