The Defense Department Is Boosting Military Spouse Job Opportunities

The Defense Department Is Boosting Military Spouse Job Opportunities

The Defense Department has changed some rules to make it easier for military spouses to get jobs at duty locations.

Under the changes to the Priority Placement Program, active-duty military spouses can now use employment preference for one offer of permanent federal employment per duty location, the DoD said in a statement last week.

The preference for an offer of employment includes positions funded by non-appropriated funds, or NAF. NAF funding is self-generated by base daycare facilities, bowling centers, golf courses, and other facilities that use NAF employees.

The preference also applies to positions at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the DoD said.

Officials with the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program also said that military spouses can now apply for as many jobs slated for milspouses as they wish, with no caps or limitations on the number of applications.

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