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News Release

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Contact: Edmund D. Byrnes
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Launches FedsHireVets.Gov

New Website Makes it Easier to Find Federal Employment Resources for Veterans and Hiring Officials

Washington, DC - Today, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the official launch of, a critical component of President Obama's Veterans Employment Initiative. This website will help ensure Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, HR professionals, and hiring managers receive accurate and consistent information regarding Veterans employment in the Executive Branch.

John Berry, Director of OPM, stated " will be a one-stop gateway to Veterans employment resources throughout the government. Our goal is to honor Veterans service by helping them find good Federal jobs when they lay the uniform down."

On November 09, 2009, OPM Director John Berry joined President Obama as he signed the Executive Order on the Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which established the Veterans Employment Initiative for the executive branch and the Council on Veterans Employment. The Executive Order underscores to Federal agencies the importance of recruiting and employing Veterans, and assisting transitioning service members seeking employment with the Federal Civil Service.

The Council on Veterans Employment, consists of 24 Executive Branch agencies and is chaired by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki; OPM Director Berry serves as the Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer of the Council.

At the end of Fiscal Year 2008, there were approximately 480,000 Veterans working within the Federal Executive Branch.

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.

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