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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE 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 FedsHireVets.gov, 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 "FedsHireVets.gov 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.

For more information, visit: www.FedsHireVets.gov

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