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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

I am a veteran. If I was convicted of a felony am I disqualified from suitability for Federal employment?

A felony conviction does not automatically make one unsuitable for Federal employment.  When making a suitability determination, an agency will evaluate the individual’s character traits and decide whether their employment or continued employment would or would not protect the integrity or promote the efficiency of the service. 

 Suitability determinations are made on a case by case basis for covered positions that are subject to investigation.  Covered positions are those in the competitive Federal service, those in the excepted service that noncompetitively convert to the competitive service, or career appointments to positions in the Senior Executive Service. 


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