Converted contract positions to G-S position


Q: My husband has been working a contract position for the past year. The position is converting to a government position GS-14. He is a 70 percent disabled vet ,with two masters’ degrees and is working on his Ph.D. He is a retired LTC after 26 years in the Army. He has also worked in the private sector for the past eight years. He has had top job performance ratings in his position. However he was not picked up for this position. He was told his 70 percent disability didn’t matter when it came to hiring for this position. I have been told differently. Could you please clarify the process for hiring disabled vets?

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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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