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- SENATE NDAA BILL MAKES MAJOR MODIFICATIONS TO VETERANS' PREFERENCE - June 3, 2016
Changes to Veterans’ Preference Could Be On the Horizon
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
Veterans’ preference would only apply to a vet’s first job in federal service under a provision in the Senate fiscal 2017 Defense authorization bill.
The provision, which is new this year, would not allow veterans’ preference – a confusing and often controversial factor in federal hiring – to be an advantage in any subsequent federal jobs that an eligible employee applies for. In other words, vets would receive the additional points that veterans’ preference confers during the application process for their first jobs in federal government, but not for any future positions within the competitive service.
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