Seeking Fairness For Veteran Hiring Preferences

Seeking Fairness For Veteran Hiring Preferences

It's a hotly debated issue in federal workplaces: Are veterans' preferences in hiring being fairly implemented?

A new report this week by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board said that the system of hiring preferences for veterans, first implemented in 1883, is complicated -- contributing to sentiments from some federal employees that veterans are getting too much preference, and from others that some veterans aren't being given the consideration for jobs and promotions they deserve based on their military sacrifice.

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