Sources of Information for employment and hiring Vets
Here are some sources to review
CareerOneStop Web Site
DOL has an excellent Press Releas regarding this information: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/vets/archive/vets20081862.htm
The final rules appear in Federal Register
and can be accessed online at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-30166.pdf.
VA Service Office Locator
Veterans Employment Coordination Service (VECS) was established to advance efforts to attract, recruit and hire veterans into the VA, particularly severely injured veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. (VECS)
Also Special Appointing Authorities for Veterans Information:
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA): The VRA is a special authority by which agencies may, if they wish, appoint an eligible veteran without competition. The candidate does not have to be on a list of eligibles, but must meet the basic qualification requirements for the position. The VRA is a convenient method of appointment for both the agency and the veteran. However, use of the authority is entirely discretionary and no one is entitled to a VRA appointment.
VRA appointees initially are hired for a 2-year period. Successful completion of the 2-year VRA appointment leads to a permanent civil service appointment. (Please note, however, that a veteran may be employed without competition on a temporary or term appointment based on VRA eligibility. Such an appointment is not a VRA appointment and does not lead to conversion to a permanent position.) There are certain eligibility requirements.
There is the Veterans Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Veterans’ Employment and
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S-1325
Washington, DC 20210
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