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Federal Employment Assistance for Veterans

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Office of Personnel Management
CFDA #: 27.002

Possible uses and use restrictions...

Veterans may obtain employment information from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offices. (1) Disabled veterans and certain wives or husbands, widows or widowers, and mothers of veterans receive 10 points added to earned eligible ratings in Civil Service examinations. (2) Veterans separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions before October 15, 1976, receive 5 points. As of October 15, 1976, 5 point veterans' preference is awarded to veterans with campaign and expeditionary medals or who served on active duty during the period beginning August 2, 1990, and ending January 2, 1992. (3) Under the Veterans Readjustment Appointment (VRA) Program, excepted appointments of eligible Vietnam-era veterans and post-Vietnam-era veterans may be made by agencies to positions in the competitive service up to grade GS-11 in accordance with regulations issued by OPM. Veterans must meet minimum qualification requirements for the positions. Written tests, if required, may be waived for veterans readjustment appointees by an agency. Eligible veterans must have served more than 180 days active duty and have other than a dishonorable discharge from military service. (4) Under the special appointing authority for 30 percent or more disabled veterans, veterans with service-connected disability ratings of 30 percent or more may be appointed noncompetitively to any grade level in the competitive service. (5) OPM became responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) in the Federal service on October 1, 1982. Agencies must have current DVAAP plans for the employment and advancement and retention of disabled veterans.