REE Employment Opportunities
Employment of Non-Citizens
Countries from which Non-Citizens can be Employed
Positions in the excepted service including ARS postdoctoral research
associate positions may be filled either by (1) a citizen or national
of the United States; (2) a citizen of a country the U.S. Congress has
specifically exempted from the restricting legislation in the annual
Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act; or
(3) a national of a country currently allied with the United States in
the current defense effort. Detailed information on Federal employment
of non-citizens is available at: http://www.opm.gov/employ/html/non_cit.htm
The U.S. Congress has specifically exempted the following from the appropriations
- Persons who owe permanent allegiance to the United States (for example,
natives of American Samoa and Swains Island);
- Aliens from Cuba, Poland, South Vietnam, or countries of the former
Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) lawfully
admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence (have a “green card”);
- South Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian refugees paroled into the
U.S. after 1/1/75;
- Nationals of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who qualify
under the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 (as reflected by Code
EC6 as the first three characters on the reverse of their Permanent
- Citizens of Ireland, Israel, or the Republic of the Philippines
Also exempt from the appropriations act ban are nationals of countries
currently allied with the United States in a defense effort, (as determined
by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Department
of State, 202 647-1345). Listing of countries as of July 1, 2004.
Costa Rica Cuba
Korea (Rep. of)
* Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and Northern Ireland.
Note: Countries shown in bold are newly added due to NATO expansion.
Additional Note: Immigration law bans employment of non citizens unless
lawfully admitted for permanent residence or are otherwise authorized
to be employed.
Last Updated: 07/02/2004.
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