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National Veterans Employment Assistance Service

James N. Magill, Director of Employment Policy
202-543-2239   Fax: 202-543-0961

Priority Goals





Programs And Initiatives
VFW National Employment AwardsTrophy Program--Each year we bestow national awards to individuals, groups or organizations whose contribution to advancing employment opportunities for veterans is consider to be extraordinary in nature and national in scope.  Deadline for State nomination is April 5th.

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements.

Click here to view past winners.

Homeless Veterans--Here are links for information and support on organizations that can be of assistance.
Training and Employment
Job Opportunities at VetJobs.com-- Looking for a job?  Go here to search the web for veterans' job opportunities.
America's Job Bank--job listings from the Department of Labor
Troops to Teachers--  provides Referral Assistance and Placement services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher.
VA Education Benefits--Information on the GI Bill--eligibility, regulations, etc.
Vet Guide--helps to summarize the many laws and regulations that affect the employment of veterans.
Legal Links--links to information about labor and employment law
VETS Fact Sheet--provides details of employment services for veterans
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)--promotes cooperation and understanding between Reservists and their civilian employers and assists in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment
Government Agencies
Small Business Administration (SBA)--Links to information on starting, maintaining,  or expanding your private business
Department of Labor (DoL)--Links to information pertaining to employment issues, enforcement of workplace problems, and disability issues.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)--Resources for employment-related programs affecting veterans.
Veterans Preference
On the Federal level, Veterans Preference  extends hiring and retention preferences to eligible veterans.  Veterans Preference is an entitlement to all honorably discharged veterans below the rank of O-4.  

It is not the goal to place veterans in every vacant federal job, but to give special consideration to qualified veterans seeking federal employment.

For more information, go to: 
Federal Veterans' Preference
At the state level, Veterans Preference regulations vary from state to state.

For state information, go to: 
State Veterans' Preference
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998-- The VEOA provides that eligible veterans may not  be denied veterans preference status for certain position in the competitive service.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Do you feel that you've been discriminated against in your  workplace?  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explains how to file a grievance against private sector businesses.

Federal Employees go to:
Federal Sector EEOC Processing
Merit Systems Protection Board--serves as guardian of the Federal Government's merit-based system of employment, principally by hearing and deciding appeals from Federal employees of removals and other major personnel actions
Mission Statement
Our mission is to conduct a program to aid veterans concerning their employment rights and benefits.  National Veterans Employment Assistance Service accomplishes this task through its interaction between federal and state government agencies, and members of the U.S. Congress, their staffs, and the staffs of committees having jurisdiction over veterans employment issues.

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