This gets a little confusing, if you're new to the subject. But basically it breaks down like this - if you are a vet and apply for a government job right now, you get an added advantage in the application process when applying for a government job. Equates to "5 to 10 extra points" in your favor, over non vets applying for the same job. This is something actually in law called 'Veterans' Preference'. And I won't pretend to be an expert on the subject, so follow that link for full details.
Reason for this thread is that 2017 will very likely see a rule change to the preferential treatment to hiring vets. Right now the rule works for all jobs vets apply for. But they are now wanting to change it to just the first government job at vet applies for, and gets, that's also important.
The logic is that a vet deserves a leg up to get their career started. Which I totally support. But once they land their first government job, the preferential treatment needs to end, and instead for any further job, getting employed over another non-vet should only rely on who is more qualified. Another idea I completely agree with.
What are your thoughts on this? Should vets be limited in this way, or should they get extra-ordinary hiring consideration from the government for every job for their entire working lives? Also consider that even if it's not law, it's quite clear their military service is on their resume, and hiring managers clearly are usually biased towards vets in the first place. A good amount of the time anyways.