Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quick Hire of Military Spouses starts in September!

Under a new personnel rule effective September 11th, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process...

The guidelines for this new rule are posted in the Federal Register under the title: “Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses.” The intended effect of the rule, according to documents listed in the Federal Register, “is to facilitate the entry of military spouses into the federal civil service as part of an effort to recruit and retain skilled and experienced members of the armed forces and to recognize and honor the service of members injured, disabled, or killed in connection with their service.”

Eligible individuals include spouses of active-duty servicemembers who have been called on to relocate. This includes spouses of Guardsmen or reservists who’ve been called up for more than 180 days of active service other than training. Eligible spouses must be moving to another duty station accompanied by their servicemember husband or wife. Spouses of former servicemembers listed as 100-percent disabled and separated or retired, as well as widows or widowers of servicemembers who died on active duty and who have not remarried also are eligible.

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