The Social Security Administration recognizes that individuals who have served in our armed forces are disciplined in the values that our agency values, such as loyalty, respect, flexibility, and integrity, and that they bring those positive attributes with them to the workplace.  Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during specific time periods or military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans in competitive hiring selections. 
 
So far this fiscal year, the agency has hired 210 veterans, including 91 disabled veterans, representing 34% of total new agency hires. Most of these veterans handle benefit claims and help reduce Social Security’s backlog of disability cases. Overall, veterans represent almost 10% of Social Security’s current workforce.
 
If you would like to learn more about opportunities with the Social Security Administration, see the website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/careers/ or contact:
 
Kathleen Pepera
(866) 964-2551
kathleen.pepera@ssa.gov