Proposed legislation would limit veterans' preference

A provision in the Senate’s version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would limit veterans’ preference to a veteran’s first federal job only, Government Executive reports.

Although the measure is included in the defense bill, it would apply at agencies across the federal government. The provision does not appear in the House’s version of the NDAA passed last month.

The proposed provision also would impact some relatives of vets such as parents and spouses, who may have access to the hiring advantage under certain circumstances, the report notes. 

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Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Mac Thornberry from Texas sponsored this bill.

Tue, Jun 7, 2016

About time. We have missed so many very qualified excellent job candidates because of the prior Act.

Tue, Jun 7, 2016

First job only the next step will be no veteran's preference all from a grateful Congress. TERM LIMITS

Tue, Jun 7, 2016

As it should. They got in the door and the rest should be merit.

Mon, Jun 6, 2016 J. Golpe USA, Earth

Got to be a Republican. :\

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