Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans are just that…designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these authorities. Check the vacancy announcements, which should clearly state "Who May Apply."
Employers with jobs to fill and veterans searching for jobs, including men and women who have
completed tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, came together at the Sports Arena for the "Honor A Hero ~ Hire A Vet" Job and resource fair.
One of the things the Veterans Employment Committee really enjoys doing is helping other agencies and groups better meet the needs of veterans---“Giving them a Hand Up not a Hand Out.” Annually we solicit, what we call, grant applications from other agencies and groups to be considered for up-to $1,000 in monies to assist with their veteran specific programs. And all we ask for is to let us know how the money will be used and, in the end, any success stories.