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Federal Employment Tools

This information will help you understand veterans' preference, how Federal jobs are filled, and unique veteran appointing authorities designed to help you find a job.

FEDSHIREVETS. Transitioning to Federal Employment: A Guide Transitioning to Federal Employment: A Guide

This Guide provides information, tools, and links that will help you complete your journey from your military career to a civilian position in the Federal Government.

Two military members in fatigues working at a computer Resume Writing Handbook

This workshop will cover best practices for writing an effective résumé that highlights your strengths and accomplishments.


Other Resources

Education and Training

Education is a lifelong process. It can be challenging to identify good training programs, listed below is an overview of the opportunities, occupations, and skills needed in the Federal workforce.

Civilian and military member shaking hands in front of the American flag Veterans Readiness & Employment

Taking advantage of resources such as the  Veterans Readiness & Employment and other Veterans Programs can be an excellent stepping stone to a successful career.

Transition Assistance Program Logo DOL Transition Assistance

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life.

Other Resources

Department of Veteran's Affairs
Department of Defense
Department of Labor

Pay and Leave

Understanding how your Pay and Leave works is a necessity. The information presented here will assist you in understanding your Federal Pay and Leave status. Learn more:

Hands pointing at a computer screen showing a calendar Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual for Non-Federal Work Experience & Experience in the Uniformed Service

Did you know that the head of an agency, or his or her designee, may at his or her sole discretion provide service credit that otherwise would not be creditable under 5 U.S.C. 6303(a) for the purpose of determining the annual leave accrual rate Leave?

Child waving an American flag to a military member Military Leave

Information you should know about Military Leave during Federal service.

Other Resources

Reference Materials

Here are some various sources that provide information for veterans and programs across the Federal Government. The materials provided will assist you in learning about several Federal agencies Programs and opportunities that will help you with your Federal job search.

Military member in fatigues working at a laptop VA for Vets: Your Gateway to VA Careers

VA for Vets is designed to help Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses successfully find civilian careers with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Worker in lab coat looking into a microscope DOD Civilian Careers

Explore civilian careers with the  Department of Defense.

Other Resources for Veterans

Department of Veterans' Affairs
Department of Defense
Department of Labor
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Personnel Management

Other Resources for Family Members of Veterans


Here are a few videos to help you learn key information in regard to employment in the Federal Government:

How does my military rank and grade translate to Federal civilian grade and pay levels? USAJOBS Does Military Rank & Grade Qualify Me for a Specific Federal Pay Grade or Level?

Did you know that Military pay, grade and rank alone cannot determine eligibility for Federal civilian grade or pay levels?

What is the Pathways Recent Graduates Program? Pathways Recent Graduate Program

Did you know that Pathways Programs are streamlined developmental programs tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce?


Other Resources

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