Family Member Employment Assistance Program provides employment assistance. Military spouses and family members have the opportunity for training and other career development:
- Resume Workshops and Assistance: Writing powerful resumes to help land an interview
- Spouse Transition & Readiness Seminar (S.T.A.R.S): Is your Service member Separating/Retiring?
- Spouse Priority Placement: Inbound/outbound info for Federal Job opportunities
- How to Work a Career Fair: Best practices to get the most from a career fair
- LinkedIn: How to create a strong profile and social network for job opportunities
Check out the Transition Readiness Program if your spouse is leaving active duty at the End of Active Service (EAS), Retirement or military discharge prior to EAS. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
OUR MISSION To provide Military Spouses with the knowledge, information and resources needed for transition readiness
Spouse Preference Program
What is the Spouse Preference Program?
This is a Department of Defense program instituted to lessen the adverse impact on the career paths of spouses of Active Duty Service members. The program grants eligible spouses, who are among the best qualified for positions graded NF-3 and below and equivalent hourly paid positions, a special preference in the selection process.
Spouse Preference requires a copy of the active duty member’s orders with the spouse’s name listed. Effective 7 Oct 04, Spousal Preference applicants hired in a flexible position will not lose their spousal preference eligibility until transferred or hired into a regular Full-Time or Part-Time position.
There is no limit to the number of times spouse preference may be applied to referral and selection for non-continuing positions. Spouses may be simultaneously referred for continuing and non-continuing positions. Eligibility terminates due to acceptance or declination of an offer of a continuing Full-Time or Part-Time position.
Who is eligible?
A Spouse Preference Eligible is a wife or husband of an active duty military member of the Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard or a member of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. To be eligible for the preference, the spouse preference eligible must have entered into marriage with the military sponsor before the military sponsor’s relocation to the new duty station. The spouse must be relocating within 30 days with the military member.
How Do I Apply?
During the online application process, while applying for the specific position, spouses must upload the following completed documents:
Spouse Preference Form (Click here for form)
Permanent Change of Station Orders (PCS)
A copy of the Marriage License, unless the spouse is named on the PCS Orders