GAO: Federal Agencies Lag in Retaining Veteran Employees

NextGov: The Government Accountability Office last week reported that although agencies in recent years have improved in their efforts to hire veterans, they have struggled to retain those employees at the same rate as non-veteran workers.

Since a 2009 executive order aimed at boosting veteran hiring in the federal government, agencies have boosted the ratio of veterans in the workforce from 26% to 32% in 2017. But in a GAO report released last week, the watchdog said that in recent years, veterans have been leaving the federal workforce at higher rates their non-veteran counterparts.

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