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- Veterans' Preference Advisor

This Advisor is designed to help you learn more about Veterans' Preference. To determine your rights and responsibilities, select from the list below. To ensure an accurate understanding of Veterans' Preference, we encourage you to go through all of the sections in the Advisor that are applicable for you.

After you review the Advisor, we would greatly appreciate any comments, ideas or suggestions. If you experience any technical problems with the Advisor, or have any suggestions for improving it, please let us know by sending an e-mail to William Torrans at Torrans.William@dol.gov. If you have specific questions regarding the law, please contact your nearest VETS office.


Please select from one of the following choices:

  1. Determine your eligibility for Veterans' Preference in hiring

  2. Obtain an explanation of the Veterans' Preference Benefits in hiring

  3. Obtain information on how to file a complaint (when you did not receive the benefits to which you were entitled in hiring)

  4. Determine your eligibility for Veterans' Preference during a Reduction in Force (RIF)

  5. Obtain an explanation of the Veterans' Preference Benefits during a Reduction in Force (RIF)

  6. Obtain information on how to file an appeal (when you did not receive the benefits to which you were entitled during a RIF)

  7. Determine if your case is discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994 rather than a Veterans' Preference issue.