For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Contact: Caleb Hunter, 515-725-2017
DAS announces implementation of a non-competitive hiring program for veterans who have sustained service connected disabilities
Des Moines – As Americans paused this week to honor our nation’s veterans, the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise announced a new program geared toward service related disabled veterans. The new program encourages service related disabled veterans and state of Iowa hiring authorities to work together to get these veterans back to work. The benefit of this program is to assist both disabled veterans and State agencies by matching the skills and experience of the veteran to identified agency needs in a non-competitive training and hiring process.
“DAS is pleased to offer this program to support our nation’s veterans and provide jobs for them after they have served our country,” said DAS Director Janet Phipps, herself a retired Brigadier General in the Iowa National Guard. “This program endeavors to offer one important piece to disabled veterans in Iowa and that is a job that can support them and their families.”
To qualify for a non-competitive appointment the selected veteran must successfully participate in a training program in the job classification to which they will be non-competitively appointed. A person who satisfactorily completes the program is eligible for a noncompetitive appointment with that agency and job class for a period of one year from the date of completion.
Veterans interested in pursuing employment with the state through this program are encouraged to contact Iowa Workforce Development or visit www.iowaworkforce.org/veterans.