Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Office of Personnel Management has held a symposium for

key human capital managers, human resources specialists, and

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program managers to advance veteran’s preference and

recruitment.


“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

just courtesy.


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.