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    News Release

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Contact: Brittney Manchester
    Tel: 202-606-2402

    More Than 72,000 Veterans Hired in Federal Government in FY 2010

    President Obama's Veterans Employment Initiative Succeeding

    Washington, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, a document which tells a success story of the hiring of 72,133 veterans in the federal government in FY 2010. This is an increase of approximately 2,000 more veterans than were hired in FY 2009.

    "Through the President's Veterans Employment Initiative, OPM and our agency partners are helping tens of thousands of veterans and their families continue their legacy of service," said OPM Director John Berry. "These are some of the best, brightest and hardest-working Americans in the federal government. While we've accomplished a lot in the first year, too many veterans are still unemployed and we're going to keep pushing to do even better going forward."

    The document also highlights two other important accomplishments. First, 25.6 percent of total new hires across the federal government in FY 2010 were veterans. This is a 1.6 percentage point increase from FY 2009. Second, of the veterans hired in FY 2010, 23,140 are disabled veterans compared to 20,448 in FY 2009. This is a 1.2 percentage point increase.

    To view Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch for FY 2010, please visit

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