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Programs for Veterans

NSF is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce, and that includes hiring veterans through programs sponsored by the federal government and NSF.

On November 9, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13518 on the Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government. This order is designed to enhance employment opportunities for transitioning and disabled veterans within the Federal Government. This Order requires the establishment of a Veterans Employment Program (VEP) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be responsible for executing the requirements of the Veterans Employment Initiative. The VEP engages NSF's workforce in the Veterans Employment Initiative, markets NSF's support for the employment of veterans and military family members, facilitates initiatives to increase the veteran candidate pool for NSF careers, and educates HR professionals and hiring managers. Communication from Foundation leadership about the Initiative and the establishment of veterans' opportunities at NSF is critical to the successful creation and existence of this program.

For more information on NSF policies, see the National Science Foundation Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy Statement at

Note: Information about programs for people with disabilities, including disabled veterans, is also available.

Veteran Employment Coordinator:
Mr. Trad Leavitt
National Science Foundation
Division of Human Resource Management

NSF is approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs as a Non-Paid Work Experience agency.


Veterans' Preference:

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans:

Military to Federal Jobs crosswalk:

Federal Classification and Job Grading Systems:

Job Search Tutorials at USAJobs:

Electronic Forms for Federal Positions

SF15: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference:

OF306: Declaration for Federal Employment:

DD214: Discharge Papers and Separation Documents Request form: