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Your husband is eligible for reinstatement and there is no time limit on his reinstatement eligibility due to his "veterans' preference". A reinstatement eligibility allows your husband for followings:
i- Reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the public in a civil service examination.
ii-He may apply for any open civil service examination.
iii- He can apply for Federal jobs open only to status candidates.
Under reinstatement eligibility, your husband can only apply for a job which is equal to the grad that he last held or to the lower grad that he last help. However, your husband wants to apply for higher grand than he last held then he will have to compete through open job. But since your husband is applying for the same position that he last held then he does not have to compete through open job announcement and he is eligible to reinstatement to that position, which was open to the status candidates.
Please click on this link for details: http://federaljobs.net/fed.htm
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"Status candidates "are those who are eligible for noncompetitive movement within the competitive service because they either are now or were serving under career-type appointments in the competitive service. In other words, status candidates are the ones with the federal employment status and it includes individuals with the reinstatement eligibility.
Yes, your husband is eligible to apply for internal job opening under merit promotion program, which is used by the agencies to fill internal position and it includes individuals with reinstatement eligibility. Also, your husband can apply of external job openings too.
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NO, an internal or external job announcement does not have to specifically state that agency will accept and/or consider candidates with reinstatement eligibility. Also, all federal agencies use "merit promotion" program in order to fill their internal jobs and candidates with reinstatement eligibility can apply for the same job under this "merit promotion" program for the jobs with the agency. I explained the whole process and answered your questions in detail above. You can read more here: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI2.asp .
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I answered not only your original question but all other questions you asked. I explained the law and its application of your husband's situation very clearly. However, If USPS is not listening to you or not complying with the law, I would suggest you to hire an attorney and file proper action to get relief. From last few days, I have been spending a lot of time on your questions to answer them, even the rule is, one question and one answer but I answered your all of questions without your acceptance to any answer. So please either accept the answer, so I could get credit for my work or let me know and I will opt out of the question and let someone help you.
Here is summary of my answers to your questions:
Your husband is eligible to apply for internal job opening under merit promotion program, which is used by the agencies to fill internal position and it includes individuals with reinstatement eligibility.
USPS is a federal agency and they are bound to consider candidate with reinstatement eligibility for their internal job opening through their merit promotion program. A reinstatement eligibility does not automatically guaranty a job to a reinstatement eligible candidate but it just allow such candidate to apply for that job and gives right to be considered by the hiring agency. It's sole discretion of hiring agency that whom they want to offer the job based upon the skills and qualification needed for such job. Therefore, it's your husband's right to be considered for the same job that he held before with USPS, but selection is up to USPS.
Please click on these links for details: http://federaljobs.net/fed.htm . http://www.usajobs.gov/EI2.asp
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