Federal Retirement and the Veteran Employment Initiative
I think most Americans carry the banner for supporting our Veterans. Veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our borders and keep us safe from harm and they seek federal retirement. They volunteer to make sometimes what becomes the ultimate sacrifice – losing their lives, leaving families behind to make it without them. Our military personnel volunteer to perform a most profound service to their country, they are not drafted. They choose to put themselves often in harms way so that the rest of us won’t have to.
We have also seen an untold number of Veterans returning from war and service with tremendous injuries, often times limiting their ability to work and recapture their lives. The President has asked Secretaries Thomas E. Perez (Labor) and Erick Shinseki (VA) to co-chair an Initiative, along with OPM Director Katherine Archuleta as Vice Chair, of increasing the number of Veterans that we employ.
The Initiative will help Veterans secure jobs in the Federal Government. The initiaitive will also assist them in navigating the transition from the military to the federal service. Military personnel have impeccable leadership and time management skills, both great attributes the federal service can never run a surplus with.
The Initiative has brought about an amazing collaboration between OPM, Labor and the Veterans Administration. We applaud the respective agency heads for answering the President’s call to support Veterans in their job search, in their efforts to continuing building their careers and lives for their families.
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