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Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP)

Fellow MOS members:


I have taken an excerpt from the Headquarters Office EEO & Diversity that discusses the IRS’ requirement for the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP).  I have also uploaded the current DVAAP plan in our shared documents folder on the MOS site.  This is an interesting read for our fellow disabled veterans, as well as, anyone considering recruitment of disabled vets.  It’s important to know where the IRS stands on Disabled Veteran issues.


Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP)


Federal agencies are required to have an affirmative action program for the recruitment, employment and advancement of disabled veterans and to develop an annual Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Plans. Agencies must submit a DVAAP accomplishment report to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The report includes efforts used to promote employment and advancement opportunities for disabled veterans as well as certain veterans of the Vietnam era and the post-Vietnam era that are qualified for such employment and advancement. Agency and OPM responsibilities are covered in title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulation part 720, Subpart C, and also 38 United States Code, Section 4214. In the IRS the report is prepared by the Human Capital Office and is submitted to Treasury through the Servicewide EEO and Diversity office.


2006 IRS Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Accomplishments


IRS Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Plan FY 2004 - 2009


U.S. Office of Personnel Management Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Reports




The DVAAP Plan calls for an annual report due to the OPM at the end of each fiscal year as presents the IRS' answer to the following questions the questions itemized below.  The full report can now be found in our shared files section.  This year the report has included our organization, MOS.

1.  Methods used to recruit and employ qualified disabled veterans, especially those who are 30 percent or more disabled.

2.  Methods used to provide or improve internal advancement opportunities for disabled veterans. Please indicate specific efforts and accomplishments in providing developmental (formal training) opportunities for veterans in your narrative.

3.  A description of how the activities of major operating components and field installations were monitored, reviewed, and evaluated.

4.  An explanation of your organization's progress in implementing the action plan during the FY 2008.  The report should include where progress has not been made, cite the reasons for the lack of progress, along with specific plans for overcoming the obstacles encountered previously. 

Sheldon Gniech at 4/3/2009 11:21 AM