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Veterans Employment Program

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The EEO VEP Committee is committed to enhancing the employment and advancement of persons with disabilities. Individuals with a certification letter from the VA or a state vocational rehabilitation office are encouraged to apply for noncompetitive appointment.

The purpose of the EEO VEP is to work with EEO officials in analyzing the workforce demographics and identify barriers to employment and advancement of Veterans; prioritize identified problems and devise feasible solutions; present findings and recommendations to EEO management and develop joint agreements on required action.

Events & Activities

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About Veterans Employment Program

Membership
Our Mission:
To support our Veterans by informing and educating on the various programs and opportunities that are available to them, their spouse, and their children to enrich their lives and foster their careers. We support the Veterans Employment initiatives by focusing on issues such as recruitment, employment, promotion, training, and career enhancement affecting all Veteran employees. We work to ensure that Veterans with disabilities enjoy equal employment opportunity within DLA Land and Maritime and educate our managers and supervisors on changes effecting Veterans.
Our Vision:
DLA Land and Maritime EEO VEP promotes, supports, and mentors our Veterans employees. We provide support and outreach by providing Veterans with the: who to go to and/or where to go; to ensure they always receive their earned entitlements. Additionally, we actively collaborate with other organizations that support Veterans. We advocate for all Veterans on and off the DSCC Installation in a way that shows Veterans the respect they deserve for their service to our country.
Our Values:
  • Honor – Honesty, fairness, and integrity in one’s beliefs and actions
  • Duty – Something that one is expected or required to do by moral conviction or legal obligation.
  • Commitment – Obligation, engagement, and involvement
  • Selfless Service – A service which is performed without any expectation of award for performing it
  • Family – The moral and ethical principles traditionally upheld and transmitted with a family, such as honesty, loyalty, industry, and faith  

DLA Land and Maritime Veteran Benefits

Veterans Hiring Preferences (Federal): By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

5-point Hiring Preference: Five points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served:

  • During a war; or
  • During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or
  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992; or
  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010, the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or
  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference

10-point Compensable Disability (CP) Preference: Ten points are added to the examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of at least 10 percent but less than 30 percent.

10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference (CPS): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

10-Point Disability Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and has a present service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs but does not qualify as a CP or CPS; or
  • A Veteran who received a Purple Heart

10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of Spouses, Widows, Widowers, or Mothers of Veterans as described below. This type of preference is usually referred to as "derived preference" because it is based on service of a Veteran who is not able to use the preference. Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Widow or Widower) may be entitled to preference on the basis of the same Veteran's service if they both meet the requirements. However, neither may receive preference if the Veteran is living and is qualified for Federal employment.

Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is disqualified for a Federal position along the general lines of his or her usual occupation because of a service-connected disability. Such a disqualification may be presumed when the Veteran is unemployed and

  • Is rated by appropriate military or Department of Veterans Affairs authorities to be 100 percent disabled and/or unemployable; or
  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position on the basis of a disability that is service-connected in origin; or
  • Has attempted to obtain a civil service position or other position along the lines of his or her usual occupation and has failed to qualify because of a service-connected disability

Preference may be allowed in other circumstances but anything less than the above warrants a more careful analysis.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War Veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The 24-month service requirement does not apply to 10-point preference eligible Veterans separated for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or to Veterans separated for hardship or other reasons under 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

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