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Family Matters Blog: Spouses Can Honor Employers With Award

By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 – Civilian spouses of Reserve and National Guard members often must rely on the flexibility and support of their employers, particularly during deployments.
While most employers will grant a time-off request and, in some cases, a shift change for their spouse employees, others go above and beyond [...]

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act                                                                       November 10, 2009
Good news on the homefront!  The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act was passed by Congress last week and is awaiting the President’s signature.
Here is the body of the press release:
Washington, DC –Tuesday, November 3, 2009. A comprehensive military family legislation, the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (S 475 [...]

Jobs for Military Spouses

Did you know that relocating Spouses of Active Duty Service Members have priority in the employment selection process?
Military Spouse Preference (MSP) is a program that was developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to help lessen the interruption of a spouse’s career when they have to move due to the service members’ receipt of permanent [...]

AFPC launches new civilian employment Web site

Posted 9/11/2009   
by Staff Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
9/11/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The Air Force Personnel Center here developed a new Air Force civilian employment Web site, http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afcivilianjobs, to educate potential applicants and the general public about available civilian jobs, the eligibility and application process, and information on finding job opportunities in various [...]

Launch of civilian marketing campaign pivotal in filling Air Force jobs

by Maj. Beth Kelley Horine
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
8/27/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Over the next five years, the Air Force plans to hire 20,000 more civilians into civil service. To help bases better market civilian job openings and recruit qualified applicants for current and future jobs, the Air Force Personnel Center will roll out [...]

Air Force fast tracks hiring for acquisition jobs

By Katherine McIntire Peters kpeters@govexec.com

Just two months after implementing a streamlined hiring program for mid- and senior-level civilian acquisition positions, Air Force officials say they have seen a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to recruit qualified professionals.
The conventional government hiring process takes 80 to 120 days on average, from identifying an acquisition-related [...]

Quick hire of military spouses starts in September

Aug 17, 2009
By Gerry J. Gilmore, American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2009) — Under a personnel rule that takes effect next month, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.
The new hiring authority takes effect Sept. 11. The Office of Personal Management issued the authority’s [...]


Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (CAA)
With Congressional authorization set forth in Public Law 110-417, the Department of Defense is expanding the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts – MyCAA – for military spouses of active duty and activated Guard and Reserve Service members worldwide beginning in mid May 2009.
MyCAA is currently completing an extensive testing [...]