Veterans Preference in Hiring

Informational Memo

Published: February 3, 2020

Veterans Preference in Hiring
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn about the state law requiring cities to award preference to veterans for most open, competitive employment positions, including promotions. Understand the preference system and how to apply it in your city’s hiring process.

Use these model documents with the discussion on “Veterans’ Preference in Hiring”: