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Veteran's Council

Council Administration

The leadership of the Council advise and assist the President and the Director of OPM in establishing a coordinated Government-wide effort to enhance employment opportunities for veterans through refined recruitment and training efforts and serve as a national forum for promoting veterans' employment opportunities in the Executive Branch.

Co-Chair Vice Chair Co-Chair
Department of Veterans Affairs Seal Office of Personnel Management Department of Labor

Members of the Council consist of the heads of the following agencies:

Department of State Department of the Treasury
Department of Defense Department of Justice
Department of the Interior Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce Department of Labor
Department of Health and Human Services Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Transportation Department of Energy
Department of Education Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Homeland Security Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Agency for International Development
General Services Administration National Science Foundation
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration Social Security Administration

Steering Committee

Within the Council on Veterans Employment is a Steering Committee is responsible for providing leadership, accountability, and strategic direction to the Council. The Steering Committee is instrumental in setting and vetting the strategies and goals adopted by the Council and the many successes enjoyed by this Initiative. Permanent members of this committee consist of representatives of the Secretaries of Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security, and the Director of OPM. The Co-Chairs may solicit additional members to serve on the committee on a rotating basis each fiscal year.

Current Membership

  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Executive Director

The Executive Director is appointed by the Council’s Vice Chair to support the Vice Chair in managing the Council's activities, and provide administrative support for the Council. The current executive director of the Council is Hakeem Basheerud-Deen, OPM.

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