Hakeem Basheerud-Deen, Director of Veterans Services, Office of Personel Management

Hakeem Basheerud-Deen, Office of Personnel Management

wfedstaff | April 17, 2015 7:01 pm

A new guide from the Office of Personnel Management lays out the next chapter in the government’s efforts to employ veterans. Back in 2009, President Barack Obama told agencies to be model employers of vets. Veterans made up about a quarter of new hires. Today, they are at about 31 percent. Hakeem Basheerud-Deen directs veterans services at OPM. He’s also an Air Force vet. He tells Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive that some agencies are doing well at hiring vets.