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Veterans

VA is committed to hiring Veterans. If you are transitioning from the military, a Veteran already, or an active Reserve or National Guard member, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at VA. You don't have to be separated from the military to apply.

Compensation

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Retired members of the military who work at VA continue to receive their full military retirement benefit with no off-set for civil service employment.

Retirement

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After a fruitful career here, your VA retirement benefits will be in addition to your full monthly military retirement pay or pension. If you served but did not retire from the military, you have the option of converting your active military time towards your Federal retirement.

Military Leave

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For active Reserve and National Guard members, military leave is authorized up to 15 days a year.

Veterans' Preference

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The Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) is the lead office to attract, recruit, and hire Veterans into VA. The VESO assists Veterans in understanding and using Veterans' preference and other hiring flexibilities to gain employment at VA.

Patient Population

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Veterans have a special camaraderie with each other, and they extend that bond to their clinical care team, especially those who share a military background. From injured active duty personnel to Veterans of all ages, our patients rely on their VA caregivers to deliver unique and resourceful treatment, often for complex medical conditions. As a result, the entire VA care team receives deep appreciation from many brave, grateful individuals who have served our Nation.
Want to Learn More?
Explore the Occupations Descriptions section of this site to learn more about continuing your career at VA.

Read more about Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO).

Visit OPM's Veteran Employment website to learn more about Federal civil service employment and special appointing authorities for Veterans.

Visit VetSuccess.gov, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program website, where disabled Veterans and separating active duty personnel can get vocational counseling, as well as tips for writing cover letters, resumes, job applications, and much more.
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