Member Policies

Overview

Review the resources here to familiarize yourself with the terms, conditions, and benefits of VISTA service for members and be prepared to answer their questions.

VISTA Supervisors Manual

VISTA Supervisors Manual
This document addresses roles, responsibilities and expectations for VISTA supervisors.
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VISTA Member Handbook

Member Handbook
Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
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Outside Employment Policy

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On May 3, 2015, the VISTA program revised its policy on outside employment to make VISTA service accessible to the widest possible range of candidates regardless of economic status. These resources explain the details of the policy and how to implement it.

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Criminal History Check Sponsor Fact Sheet

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Find out how to determine if a National Service Criminal History Check is required for your staff. This fact sheet provides guidelines for determining who needs to be checked and answers common questions around providing checks on people in covered positions.
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Hatch Act Summary

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Learn about the kinds of political activities VISTAs can and cannot engage in during their term of service. This review of the Hatch Act provisions explains the different types of restrictions and how they are applied.
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Civil Rights Summary

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Find answers to your questions about civil rights law and how it applies to VISTA members. This document provides an overview of the relevant laws and explains key discriminatory activities and corrective processes. It also includes material on sexual harassment.
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Supervisors TCB Key Points

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Refresh your knowledge of VISTA's basic terms and conditions. This quick reference summary covers the key points from the tutorial VISTAs take before the start of service. Supervisors can also download PDF files of the full Terms & Conditions course in English and Spanish.
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VISTA Civil Rights and Responsibilities

Gain an understanding of how you are protected and your responsibilities in protecting the civil rights of others in this scenario-based tutorial.
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VISTA Member Oath Form

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Print copies of this form for incoming VISTA members who are reinstatements, training deferred, or will participate in an online Pre-Service Orientation. Follow instructions from your CNCS State Office on scheduling the swearing in and submitting the signed oath form.
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