Summary: S.2379 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/06/2018)

Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018

This bill expands authorities, programs, services, and benefits for military spouses and their families. Specifically, the bill:

  • expands the authority for noncompetitive appointments of military spouses by federal agencies to include spouses of active duty military personnel or disabled or deceased personnel,
  • requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that military spouses are aware of the My Career Advancement Account program and their eligibility to participate in it,
  • facilitates child care services for military families,
  • expands the period of availability of the Military OneSource Program for retired and discharged members of the Armed Forces and their immediate families, and
  • provides transition assistance for military spouses.

DOD must report to Congress on:

  • methods to increase its participation in defense contracts that provide employment for military spouses;
  • public-private partnerships to support and enhance the health, safety, welfare, and morale of military families;
  • small businesses activities of military spouses on military installations; and
  • an assessment of the effects of frequent changes of duty stations on employment stability of military spouses.