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Senate Approves Federal Veteran Hiring Changes in Defense Policy Bill Vote

senateThe Senate has approved a series of changes for the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill to address potential resentment and confusion among veterans and non-veterans that apply for government roles, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Lisa Rein writes the changes will affect the federal job hiring process and tweak the current system, in which nearly half of those hired for permanent federal jobs are former service members.

DoD officials have told lawmakers the Pentagon has been pressured to hire veterans for procurement, acquisitions, science and technical office work instead of hiring possible more qualified non-veterans.

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