Veterans Preference in Hiring

Information Memo

Published: February 16, 2022

Veterans Preference in Hiring
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research 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”: