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Why military retirees may no longer have to wait 180 days to start a job at DoD | Military Times

Why military retirees may no longer have to wait 180 days to start a job at DoD | Military Times

There’s a new push to change the law that requires military retirees to wait 180 days after leaving the military before starting a civilian job with the Defense Department.

Several lawmakers say the mandated waiting period makes it hard for the DoD to get the best qualified people to fill government jobs because retirees often choose to pursue careers in the private sector instead of waiting out the 180-day “cooling off” period.

“The 180-day rule creates a road block for veterans who want to continue to serve their country in retirement.” said Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., who is one of sponsors of a new bill to repeal the law.

Source: Why military retirees may no longer have to wait 180 days to start a job at DoD | Military Times

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