Veterans Hiring Programs
Several government initiatives are focused on specifically hiring or assisting veterans in obtaining a job. These programs give employment preference to veterans.
- The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) ensures that veterans are able to compete for federal government positions that previously may have only been available to existing civil service employees.
- The Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), VEOA and 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans programs allow eligible veterans to fill certain positions without competition.
More information on VEOA and VRA is at: http://www.opm.gov/strategic_management_of_human capital/fhfrc/FLX02020.asp
- The Disabled Veterans Enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) Training Program allows eligible disabled veterans to receive training or work experience with the VA. Veterans may enroll for training or work experience at an agency under the terms of an agreement between the agency and VA.
- The Veterans Preference gives special consideration to eligible veterans looking for federal employment. Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans both in hiring and in retention during reductions-in-force. More information is at: FEDS hire VETS at URL http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is an employment-oriented program that assists veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering services and assistance to help them prepare for, find and keep suitable employment. For more information on this program, visit the Veterans Benefits Administration website at URL http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre
For additional information on these initiatives, please visit the VA website http://www.va.gov/jobs/hiring_programs.asp or the Office of Personnel Management's websites: