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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

OKAY! Now I get to the next level of anxiety.

Immediately after the email from the Placement and Assessment Assistant last Monday, I sent an email to my former boss, the CFO of the agency I had worked at, and asked to have the request from the Peace Corps fulfilled.
I had not heard anything from either my former boss, or the PC since then, so I wrote to the P&A Assistant asking if we could move ahead in the interim, or what else I could do.
She answered me within about two hours and it was 6PM. Her response surprised me. She said that immediately before receiving my inquiry, she had received the information she requested I get from my former boss (!). She added that she has referred my file on to a Placement Officer and that I am still being considered for the programs I was nominated for and they are scheduled to leave between January and March. She told me to expect to hear from someone "within the next few weeks, if not sooner."
Well, Hooray! - - -
I am now at a higher level of RAS complicated with increased IAA.


  1. Hey Lew, So I'm like three months behind on this response, but I finally read your post and wanted to get back to you about more COS surveys. I only know of one other COS survey online, my buddy Justin's. It's another good one. I'm glad to hear that you're moving forward in the PC application process (it's a real pain, huh?). Good luck in CA or the Caribbean!
    Jonathan (from the blog former titled "Canoa", and now titled "Peace Corps: Year Three")

  2. Jonathan -
    Thanks for your message and that link. I really enjoyed all of it!

  3. My wife and I are applying as a couple and are on basically your same timeline (although we not scheduled to leave until late June).
    Our Medical went in August 6,2010. Today we recieved our Toolbox updated:
    "Complete. A decision has been reached regarding your medical review. Please look for a letter in the mail."
    We are anxiety ridden about the letter. It is nice to hear of your good result. It will make the wait a lot easier.
    M&S in California

  4. I bet you'll receive written confirmation that you are medically cleared and you'll be on your way to the next level of crazy waiting. The P & A Assessment Specialist told me that they are super busy right now, so everything is taking even longer than usual to get done on their end.
    Good luck to you both!