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Feds Hire Vets - Things HR Should Remember
Feds Hire Vets - Things HR Should Remember
Human Resource Practitioners

Things HR Should Remember


The Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) makes a willful violation of veterans' preference a Prohibited Personnel Practice. If a preference eligible believes an agency violated any of his or her rights under the veterans' preference laws or regulations, he or she may file a formal complaint with the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) . If VETS is unable to resolve the complaint within 60 days, the veteran may appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB ).

The Uniformed Services Employment and reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) prohibits discrimination in employment, retention, promotion, or any benefit of employment based on uniformed service. The Department of Labor, through the VETS, provides assistance to all persons having USERRA claims.

Examinations for custodians, guards, elevator operators, and messengers must be filled by preference eligible veterans. (5 USC 3310)

10-point preference eligibles may file an application at any time for any position that was filled on a non-temporary basis in the preceding 3 years provided that a register (list) of eligibles is maintained that is closed to new applications; or if a register is about to be established. 10-point preference eligibles that want to file after the closing date of the register may contact the agency that announced the position for further information. (5 CFR 332.311)

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