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jokyfo  
#1 Posted : Saturday, December 04, 2010 11:52:10 PM(UTC)
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I am a veteran, (1971-75, Honorable discharge) & a former federal employee, (Postal Service 1978-80) .
Saw a job announcement that said:
 
Who may be consdiered: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion Eligibles).
 
What does that mean? Does it apply to me?
 
Thank you!
 
 
sherco  
#2 Posted : Sunday, December 05, 2010 1:32:58 AM(UTC)
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Yes.  You have vet pref.  
Beagle  
#3 Posted : Sunday, December 05, 2010 1:56:37 AM(UTC)
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You can apply since you're a status candidate
valuequest  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:05:33 AM(UTC)
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Here's an interesting one that I haven't seen before...

The job announcement reads "WHO MAY APPLY: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)"

However... when you go into the applicationmanager.gov to complete the application the "Occupational Specialties" field has only one option: "Merit". This field is set up on the application as a required field so if you try to uncheck that single "Merit" option the system prevents you from saving the page for submission.

So...
PostalTE2  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:41:34 PM(UTC)
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valuequest wrote:
Here's an interesting one that I haven't seen before...

The job announcement reads "WHO MAY APPLY: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)"

However... when you go into the applicationmanager.gov to complete the application the "Occupational Specialties" field has only one option: "Merit". This field is set up on the application as a required field so if you try to uncheck that single "Merit" option the system prevents you from saving the page for submission.

So...


Status candidates can apply. That would include VEOA eligibles in this case. Have you tried contacting the HR contact on the vacancy announcement?
Foxtrot Mike  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, December 19, 2012 10:35:20 PM(UTC)
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VEOA = Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act. It was specifiically created to allow vets to be able to compete on STATUS (MP) announcements.

VRA = Veteran's Readjustment Act. Allows eligable vets to be appointed up to GS-11 on EXTERNAL announcements.

At least this is how I understand it..HR pros can elobrate I'm sure?Foxtrot Mike2012-12-20 06:41:08
kellyoc519  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, December 19, 2012 10:40:09 PM(UTC)
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jokyfo wrote:


I am a veteran, (1971-75, Honorable discharge) & a former federal employee, (Postal Service 1978-80) .
Saw a job announcement that said:
 
Who may be consdiered: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion Eligibles).
 
What does that mean? Does it apply to me?
 
Thank you!
 
 


I thought you were employed with ICE ...aren't you already a status candidate?
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