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    Hello Veteran's Preference - Spouses

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    On a Federal job applications, there is a place where you can indicate that you are a military spouse. I know there are stipulations about when you can get the extra points or not, but I'm not sure what those are.

    It says you have to include the service member's PCS orders. So:
    a) do you only qualify immediately after moving? (we've been here a little over a year)
    b) since we weren't married when he got orders here, I wasn't on the original orders. Does that matter?

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    As a military spouse you are likely to move many times, which means that
    finding a job and building a career can be a challenge. Fortunately, there
    are several programs and organizations that help military spouses who are
    looking for employment. The following information will help you
    understand what these programs are and how to take advantage of them.
    Military Spouse Preference Program
    The Military Spouse Preference program (MSP), established under the Military
    Family Act of 1985, offers employment placement preference in Department of
    Defense (DoD) civilian personnel positions to military spouses who meet certain
    criteria. The program applies to DoD vacancies only, and there are variations
    and exceptions that allow the local hiring authorities to tailor their policies to
    meet their requirements. To be eligible for the MSP, you should:
    • Be an eligible spouse of an active-duty military member of the U.S. armed forces,
    including the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard.
    • Be relocating to accompany your military sponsor under a permanent change-ofstation
    (PCS) move to an active-duty assignment. The relocation may not be for
    separation or retirement. You may apply for MSP as early as 30 days prior to
    your reporting date at the new duty station.
    • Have been married to the military sponsor prior to the sponsor’s reporting date
    at the new assignment.
    • Apply for a position within commuting distance of the sponsor’s permanent new
    duty station.
    • Rank among the “best qualified” job candidates for the position.

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    Bummer, ok thanks.


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