MSPB issues report on vet hiring
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 20, 2014
The Merit Systems Protection Board has issued a new report on hiring practices of veterans by federal agencies.
The report discusses veterans preferences hiring rules and provides survey data on federal employees’ take on the policy. Those findings show that employee misperceptions—and the actual lack of clarity in some of those rules—“invite misunderstandings, confusion, perceptions of wrongdoing, and possibly actual wrongdoing—whether intentional or inadvertent,” as MSPB said in a statement.
“Between their training, experience, and commitment to public service, veterans have much to offer potential employers, especially the Federal Government,” MSPB Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann said. “But the laws and regulations that the Government uses to bring veterans into the civil service are varied and complicated,” she added.