What is Veterans' Preference for federal jobs?

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According to the Veterans' Preference website, "veterans who are disabled, who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring for virtually all federal government jobs." For more general information on the program including eligibility requirements, please visit the website.

Employers and HR staff may wish to consult the Vet Guide for HR Professionals which explains how the federal employment system works and how Veterans' Preference and the special appointing authorities for veterans operate within the system.

To file a Veterans' Preference Federal employment claim, contact the VETS' office located in your state.