Wednesday, May 23, 2012

AFA Advocacy on the Hill: Veteran Civilian Employment

Today, AFA wrote letters to the co-sponsors of recent legislation aimed at easing veteran civilian employment, expressing our support for the bill to accelerate commercial license procedures for Veterans, H.R. 4155.

Specifically this bill would direct the head of each Federal department or agency to ensure applicants for any Federal license who have received relevant training while serving in the Armed Forces shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements for the license, unless the training was substantially different from the license requirements.

Already seven states have passed laws to expedite the licensing of veterans entering the civilian work force. H.R. 4155 will do the same at the federal level.

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