Special Veterans Programs

VETERANS PREFERENCE

Veterans' preference is used within the Federal Government to recognize the sacrifices of our Veterans, disabled Veterans and certain family members during their service in the armed forces. Veterans enjoy special rights and privileges in Federal civil service employment and these can be found at Veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to all Veterans nor does Veterans' preference guarantee a job.

In some cases, under Derived Preference, certain eligible spouses, widows/widowers, or mothers of a Veteran may be able to claim Veterans' preference when the Veteran is unable.