Veteran Resources

Veterans' Preference

Veterans' Preference in hiring applies to permanent and temporary positions in the competitive and excepted service. Veterans' Preference does not guarantee employment, however it provides employment preference for eligible veterans and disabled veterans. To learn more about Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets for more information.

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Special hiring authorities enable managers to bring qualified Veterans to the workforce and speed the selection process. Like Veterans Preference, these authorities do not guarantee employment, but offer a resource to quickly hire eligible and qualified Veterans. Feds Hire Vets has a detailed explanation of all the available hiring authorities available to veterans.

Veterans Programs  

General Information  

  • Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (DoD TAP) is an all-encompassing tool for veterans who are returning to civilian life. It includes a career decision toolkit, transition guides and other information about benefits and employment.
  • Department of Labor Veterans' Employment & Training Service 
  • Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.
  • Mil2FedJobs is a tool that translates military occupations to federal jobs through a database search. It is also connected to, allowing the potential applicant to see if the job is vacant.
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses. 
  • National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.
  • Office of Personnel Management expands opportunities to hire and retain veterans, transitioning military service members and their families who have the experience, skills and competences the Federal Government needs.
  • USAJOBS provides resources for veteran-specific hiring options.
  • VA for Vets is managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers a comprehensive toolkit for veterans with tips on job applications, resumes, and conducting the ideal interview. Other resources include, job listings and information about upcoming job fairs.


Angela Mettling

Veterans Employment Programs Manager

Office of Human Capital

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