The Office of Personnel Management has held a symposium for
key human capital managers, human resources specialists, and
program managers to advance veteran’s preference and
“Today’s veteran brings the same level of dedication to the
job as previous generations of veterans, but in addition they
bring many of the high-tech skills needed in the current
federal workforce,” said OPM.
It said the event focused on advancing existing policies and
strategies to recruit veterans into the federal workforce,
and served to emphasize that veterans’ preference is law, not
OPM noted there is a special section of the USAJobs website
for veterans seeking federal employment, and called attention
to the Veteran Invitational Program that provides veterans in
transition from military service to civilian life with
information about federal civilian employment opportunities.
More than 133,000 veterans have been hired since 2000,
adding to the approximately 450,000 who are currently employed
in the federal civil service — 25 percent of the total work
force, said OPM.