The Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) was designed to promote federal employment and advancement opportunities for qualified disabled veterans. Federal government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, are required to have affirmative action programs to recruit, employ, and advance disabled veterans. Federal law requires agencies to develop plans to promote the DVAAP and report program accomplishments to the Office of Personnel Management annually.
Postal Service Headquarters personnel oversee the required agency-wide plan for the Postal Service and area and district offices have copies of the plan and must implement their respective responsibilities. To promote the DVAAP, the Postal Service established a veterans coordinator for each district with ad hoc duties that include recruiting and networking activities.
This report responds to a request from Senator Bill Nelson to review concerns regarding how the DVAAP is implemented in the District. The objective of our review was to assess the District’s compliance with the DVAAP.