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Veterans Emphasis Program

The Veterans Emphasis Program is directed at assuring that all veterans, particularly Vietnam Era and disabled veterans, have the full measure of employment in the Federal service.

The legal basis for the program include the Veterans Preference Act of 1944 (codified as 5 USC 2108); 5 USC 3114 (non-competitive appointing authority for 30 percent or more disabled veterans);  Veterans Readjustment Appointment (EO 11521); and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (38 USC 2104).

North Dakota VEPM Responsibilities

  • Assist the Deputy Equal Opportunity Officer (DEOO) in the recruitment and retention of qualified veterans, particularly Vietnam Era, and disabled veterans in the Federal workforce.
  • Assist all veterans in understanding their rights and opportunities regarding Federal employment.


Veterans Emphasis Program Manager

Joseph Cooper
Resource Soil Scientist, Jamestown FO
(701) 658-3362