In order to be eligible for Veteran's Entitlement, an applicant must have served on active (non-reserve) duty and been released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable. This service must have been:

  • At least 30 days of active duty in time of war or peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States; or
  • During the period from September 16, 1940, through January 31, 1955; or
  • After January 31, 1955, at least 181 consecutive days of active duty.
  • Applicants must not have been discharged under dishonorable conditions, or as the result of a court martial.

Veteran's Entitlement provides additional credit of five percent (5%) of the qualifying score on an entrance eligible list.

Additional information about Veteran's Preference:

  • Widows/widowers or surviving domestic partners of deceased eligible veterans may also qualify for Veteran's Entitlement credit.
  • Veteran's Entitlement is limited to an application for entrance employment.
  • The applicant must notify the Department of Human Resources of veteran status when submitting the initial job application, complete the Application for Veteran's Preference form and verify eligibility.
  • The applicant must attain a passing score on an entrance selection process to be entitled to the Veteran's Entitlement credit.
  • Applicants must not have already used Veteran's Entitlement in an entrance examination which resulted in the applicant's permanent appointment or be currently appointed to a permanent civil service position from which they have passed probation.
  • Once the probationary period is passed, Veteran's Entitlement points are to be removed from all other eligible lists on which there is standing.
  • Veterans with a permanent service connected disability that is of record in the US Veteran's Administration may apply for a disability credit of an additional five percent (5%) of the qualifying score.
  • Disabled veterans as defined above shall be afforded all rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, including any reasonable accommodation if appropriate.
  • Veteran's Preference Application