To amend title 38, United States Code, to require Federal agencies to hire veterans, to require States to recognize the military experience of veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to veterans, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Careers for Veterans Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. EMPLOYMENT OF VETERANS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
(a) In General.--Section 4214 of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (b), by adding at the end the following: ``(4)(A) The requirement under this section is in addition to the appointment of qualified covered veterans under the authority under paragraph (1) by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. ``(B) The head of each agency, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, shall develop a plan for exercising the authority under paragraph (1) during the five-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the Careers for Veterans Act of 2012. ``(C) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall ensure that under the plans developed under subparagraph (B) agencies shall appoint to existing vacancies not fewer than 10,000 qualified covered veterans during the five-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the Careers for Veterans Act of 2012.''; (2) in subsection (d), in the third sentence, by inserting ``(including, during the 5-year period beginning on...