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Feds Hire Vets - Information for HR Professionals
Feds Hire Vets - Information for HR Professionals
Human Resource Practitioners
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Information for HR Practitioners

By implementing and building on this website, we hope to provide the Veteran, with more than a 5 or 10 point advantage in the hiring process. We want Veterans to view the Federal Government as the employer of choice and we aim to provide Veterans with the tools and resources needed to make their pursuit of a Federal career a reality. Your partnership in this endeavor will ensure its success!

Statutes & Regulations

As an HR professional, the following list of laws and regulations is intended to be a handy reference in your daily operations. More


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers entitlement to veterans' preference in employment. More

Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP)

Most departments and agencies in the Federal Government are required to have an affirmative action program for the recruitment, employment, and advancement of disabled veterans. More

Annual Mandatory Veteran Employment Training

Now Available; Veteran Employment Training for HR Practitioners. This training meets your mandatory annual training requirements under Executive Order 13518 [512 KB]. More

Things HR Should Remember

The Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) makes a willful violation of veterans' preference a Prohibited Personnel Practice. More


News and transmittals related to veterans' employment. More

Strategic Partners
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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Adjusting the Text Size

The FedsHireVets website allows you to change the text size through standard browser settings or keyboard shortcuts:

Standard Browser Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. In the View menu, mouse over to Text Size
  2. Select the Text Size that best works for you: Largest to Smallest


From the View menu, select Zoom, then Zoom In or Zoom Out to increase or decrease the font size.
Note: For Firefox 4+, your full menu bar will need to be enabled; you cannot complete the previous instructions with the minimized/hidden menu bar.


Temporarily change the font size for the current window:

  1. From the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper right-hand corner), click Zoom + or Zoom -.

Permanently change the font size for all Chrome windows:

  1. From the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper right-hand corner), select Options.
  2. From the Under the Hood tab, scroll down to Web Content, and select the appropriate Font Size.
  3. Close the Under the Hood tab and return to your content.

Use Keyboard Shortcuts

In Windows, use the following keyboard shortcuts:

Increase: Ctrl-plus sign ( + ) or Ctrl-equals sign ( = )
Decrease: Ctrl-minus sign ( - )
Return to default font size: Ctrl-0 (zero)

In Mac OS X, use the Command key instead of Ctrl.