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Should disabled vets get preferential treatment

Explain the assessment of the problem pointing out the relevant utilitarian and deontological consideration.

Check out the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP)

Also, "Most departments and agencies in the Federal government are required to have an affirmative action program for the recruitment, employment, and advancement of disabled veterans. The law requires agencies to develop annual Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Plans."


Affirmative action requirements
Charles J Muhl. Monthly Labor Review. Washington: Jan 1999. Vol. 122, Iss. 1; p. 48 (2 pages)

Please answer the following question :

Should disabled veterans get preferential treatment over better qualified candidates who are not disabled veterans?


Make sure to contrast DVAAP to programs that involve affirmative action for women or minorities?

Be sure to refer to the logic of the Affirmative Action arguments laid out in the background information. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT; showing and understanding the logic of those arguments that are relevant to the answer.

Be sure to set out the utilitarian and deontological considerations.

2nd paper's expectations:

Explain the assessment of the problem pointing out the relevant utilitarian and deontological consideration.

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The answer to this should be no, the disabled veteran should not get preferential treatment over those more qualified. However, looking at this from the point of view of the disabled veteran, without help, how will they get a job? This is the reason for the creation of an affirmative action program that demands an annual report from most agencies of the federal government, and some within various state agencies, to plan and identify areas of needs and implementation plans for hiring disabled veterans.

This is similar to the plan of affirmative action required by federal law for contractors and vendors, along with agencies who perform business for the U.S. government. The affirmative action plan includes women and minorities. The plan for the disabled veterans includes only disabled veterans.

The Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) is mean to further the cause of disabled veterans. The government is striving for maximum employment for the disabled bet and job advancement opportunities. The program also requires the agency of contractor to sign a pledge that they have an up-go-date- plan available at all times. This plan should set down the parameters of what criteria are used to determine the qualifications of disabled veterans ...

Solution Summary

The expert determines if disabled veterans should get preferential treatments.