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- PROPOSED CHANGES TO VETERANS PREFERENCE EXAMINED - June 27, 2016
Veteran preference in federal hiring: The ‘third rail of civil service reform,’ expert says
By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post
With an effort in Congress to scale back veteran preference in federal hiring awaiting action by a House-Senate conference committee, a former top personnel official says there’s a better plan.
Jeffrey Neal, who was in charge of hiring for the Department of Homeland Security until he retired in 2011, says a Senate proposal to limit veteran preference to a single use is flawed because it does not take into account former service members’ high job turnover.
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