Summary: H.R.2835 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 114-68 (10/16/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 28, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015

(Sec. 3) Directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to consider the expedited hiring of qualified candidates who have the ability to perform the essential functions of the position of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer and who are eligible for a veterans recruitment appointment.

(Sec. 4) Requires DHS to enhance DHS efforts to recruit members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as CBP officers. Requires such enhanced recruiting efforts to:

  • include CBP officer opportunities in relevant job assistance efforts under the Transition Assistance Program;
  • place CBP officials or other relevant DHS officials at recruiting events and jobs fairs involving separating members of the Armed Forces;
  • provide opportunities for local CBP field offices to partner with military bases in the region;
  • include outreach efforts to educate members of the Armed Forces with qualifications that are transferable to CBP officer requirements;
  • identify shared activities and opportunities for reciprocity related to steps in hiring CBP officers with the goal of minimizing the time required to hire qualified applicants;
  • ensure the streamlined interagency transfer of relevant background investigations and security clearances; and
  • include other elements to ensure that separating members of the Armed Forces are aware of opportunities to fill vacant CBP officer positions.

(Sec. 5) Directs DHS to report to Congress on DHS efforts to hire members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service as CBP officers.