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Veteran Preference Employment
Frequently Asked Questions on Topics for the Entire Family, for your health and well being and more!
FAQs - Veteran Preference Employment
Do the amendments made by Pub. L. 106-117 mean that agencies may no longer use authority code YKB/SchB 213.3202(n) to appoint eligible veterans under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)?
If VEOA-eligible veterans should no longer be appointed under the above Schedule B authority, how are they appointed?
What happens to veterans who were appointed under Schedule B?
Did the new amendments change the eligibility criteria for appointment under the VEOA?
Does Veterans' preference apply to appointments under the VEOA?
Are eligible veterans permitted to apply for vacancies that are open to CTAP candidates only?
Are eligible veterans permitted to apply for vacancies that are open to ICTAP candidates only?
Do VEOA appointees serve a probationary period?
Can VEOA candidates be considered for temporary and term positions?
Can a current career/career conditional employee who lacks time-in-grade apply as a VEOA candidate under an agency merit promotion announcement?
Can a current career/career conditional employee who meets time-in-grade and eligibility requirements apply as a VEOA candidate under an agency merit promotion announcement and, if selected, be given a new career/career conditional appointment using the VEOA appointing authority?
Can a current career/career conditional employee who meets time-in-grade and eligibility requirements apply as a VEOA candidate under an agency merit promotion announcement when he or she is outside the stated area of consideration?
Can a preference eligible or eligible veteran who is outside the agency merit promotion announcement's area of consideration apply as a VEOA candidate?
We understand that VEOA eligibles are expected to compete with agency merit promotion eligibles under the agency's merit promotion plan. But, is the agency expected to create a different crediting plan for considering VEOA candidates?
To be eligible for an appointment under the VEOA authority, a veteran must be "separated" from the service. Does this mean that he or she cannot apply and be considered until actually separated?
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