At GSA, we understand the importance of hiring the men and women who serve our nation and are committed to ensuring that our heroes have the opportunity of employment when they return home. Veterans bring attributes employers desire – integrity, diligence, and professionalism. We are proud that we are exceeding our goals of hiring veterans and service disabled veterans in 2013. Our goal was to hire 27.9% veterans and 13% service disabled veterans; to date we have exceeded those goals substantially by hiring 37.5% veterans and 22.9% disabled veterans with two more quarters left in the Fiscal Year.
GSA has long championed our veteran programs and participated in veterans’ recruitment career fairs sponsored by Veteran Service Organizations (VSO). We’ve also collaborated with other federal, state, and local governments veterans’ programs to actively recruit veterans and service disabled veterans. We’ve established relationships with military transition assistance offices to present employment opportunity information sessions to service members who are within 180 days of separation.
As a leader in innovation, GSA seeks out unique ways to help veterans by participating in the Wounded Warrior Program, which is sponsored by the Department of Defense’s Severely Injured Center, and Operation Warfighter. Recently, GSA’s Northwest/Arctic and Rocky Mountain Regions placed seven veterans in three states across the country.
Here at GSA we will continue to ensure veterans and disabled veterans have a place in the federal workforce. Veterans who would like more information on these programs should contact Jacquin Kirkman, GSA’s Veteran’s Program Manager at (202) 501-0598 or visit FedsHireVets.gov for more information on federal veteran employment.