Washington, DC (NAPSI) - The Supreme Court recently reaffirmed that those men who fail to register with the Selective Service System can legally be denied a federal job. In addition, many states and municipalities now link their jobs to Selective Service registration. Even some government contractors are now requiring proof of registration for employment.

What To Do

Taking a few minutes to register, young men, 18−25 years old, can maintain their eligibility for these jobs throughout their careers, and at the same time remain eligible for a number of federal job-training programs, such as those that are tied to the Workforce Investment Act. Registration also means being eligible for government-funded student financial aid, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.

Virtually all young men living in the United States-regardless of their citizenship status-must register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Immigrant men on valid visas are not required to register.


Registration is easily done at any U.S. Post Office, byU.S.mail or online.

For more information about registration, visit www.sss.gov.