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Veterans’ Preference in Competitive Examination, Congressional Research Service : Federal Government Employment , October 11, , 2016

October 11, 2016

Federal Government Employment

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From the summary: “Veterans’ preference is a system that provides special consideration to certain former members of the Armed Forces who pursue civilian employment with the federal government. This report describes how veterans’ preference is established and applied in the assessment and selection of a candidate for federal positions that use competitive examination procedures. The specific type of preference for which a veteran qualifies (if any) depends on the timing of the veteran’s service and whether or not the veteran has a service-connected disability. The strongest preference is for veterans who have a service-connected disability rated at 30% or greater. In some cases, if a veteran is not able to use his or her preference due to death or disability, a family member may claim derived preference.”



Collins, Benjamin


Federal Government Employment


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