Proposed overhaul of veterans preference in federal hiring includes time limits, reduced advantage

Sean Michaels

Advocates pushing for a major overhaul to the federal veterans preference hiring rules insisted Tuesday that broadening eligibility

Advocates pushing for a major overhaul to the federal veterans preference hiring rules insisted Tuesday that broadening eligibility but limiting program use could benefit both job seekers and department managers looking for military talent.

“We can’t nibble around the edges, we need to make comprehensive changes,” argued Joe Heck, chairman of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing.

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