Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

On March 24, American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Director Barry A. Searle met with Dennis O. Day, director of VA's Veterans' Employment Coordination Service, concerning hiring practices and ways that the Legion can assist VA in increasing its percentage of veteran employees.

Currently, VA has a 29.97 percent veteran-employee rate. Hiring rates vary across VA‘s three divisions - Veterans Health Administration,Veterans Benefits Administration and the National Cemetery Administration - due to skill sets required and the size of the division.