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Programs for Veterans

NSF is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce, and that includes hiring veterans through programs sponsored by the federal government and NSF.

On November 9, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13518 on the Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government. This order is designed to enhance employment opportunities for transitioning and disabled veterans within the Federal Government. This Order requires the establishment of a Veterans Employment Program (VEP) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be responsible for executing the requirements of the Veterans Employment Initiative. The VEP engages NSF's workforce in the Veterans Employment Initiative, markets NSF's support for the employment of veterans and military family members, facilitates initiatives to increase the veteran candidate pool for NSF careers, and educates HR professionals and hiring managers. Communication from Foundation leadership about the Initiative and the establishment of veterans' opportunities at NSF is critical to the successful creation and existence of this program.

For more information on NSF policies, see the National Science Foundation Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy Statement at http://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/eeodiverse2013.pdf.

Note: Information about programs for people with disabilities, including disabled veterans, is also available.

Veteran Employment Coordinator:
Mr. Eric Bell
National Science Foundation
Division of Human Resource Management
Email: eabell@nsf.gov

NSF is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Non-Paid Work Experience agency.

Links

Veterans' Preference:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav

Military to Federal Jobs crosswalk:
http://www.mil2fedjobs.com

Federal Classification and Job Grading Systems:
http://www.opm.gov/fedclass/html/gsseries.asp

Job Search Tutorials at USAJobs:
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tutorials

Electronic Forms for Federal Positions

SF15: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference:
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf

OF306: Declaration for Federal Employment:
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf

DD214: Discharge Papers and Separation Documents Request form:
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/dd-214.html