Report: The Only Jobs Explicitly Reserved for Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Are Janitors

The only jobs explicitly reserved for veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs are janitors, or “housekeeping aides,” according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of data from

(Image: Wikimedia)
(Image: Wikimedia)

The VA is able to meet its hiring goals by offering vets janitorial jobs, while maintaining a profitable union giveaway that favors current government employees for the majority of open positions.

According to the Daily Caller, the VA is currently advertising for 3,000 positions, some of which require multiple people each.

Only about 50 job ads, seeking approximately a few hundred workers, are accepting applications exclusively from veterans. Out of those positions, all but a few pay only $13 an hour. Simultaneously, more than a thousand vacancies, many with no special skill requirements, were being advertised as open only to current civil servants.

Housekeeper is the mostly frequently advertised position, which allows the department to keep veteran employment numbers high. Meanwhile, job postings with higher pay and no toilet-cleaning involved, like “motor vehicle operator,”  $67,000 secretary, and $40,000 supply clerk, are reserved for current union members.

(H/T: Daily Caller)