The most common obstacle many spouses stationed in Europe have to overcome is understanding what job they qualify for. There are three types of federal employment: U.S. Appropriated Funds Program (AF), the U.S. Non-Appropriated Funds Program (NAF) and the Non-U.S. Citizen Program for Local Nationals (LN). U.S. Citizens can chose between NAF, General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions or independent contracting employment. Also, it is best to contact your local CPAC or LN office with any questions or to confirm accurate paperwork to go with your application. ACS also has the Employment Readiness Program. For more information on ACS employment, call DSN 476-2650, CIV 09662-83-2650.
For more spouse employment resources and tips, visit the Military.com Spouse section.