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Jul252012

Veterans Careers: Understanding Veterans' Preference

In the military to civilian transition process it's not uncommon to run into terms and acronyms that are new or not well known to job seekers. Over the next few weeks, we'll be providing more information about some important terms for vets to know! Today we're talking about Veterans' Preference.

What is Veterans' Preference?
In recognition of the sacrifices made by those serving in the Armed Forces, Congress enacted laws to prevent Veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized because of time spent in military service. By law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified periods or in military campaigns are generally entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in Federal hiring practices and in retention during reductions in force. Preference applies in hiring for many positions within the Federal competitive service, and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal agency actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement.

Find more information about Veterans' Preference by visiting the U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vetspref/main.htm

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