Veterans who are disabled, who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods, or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring for virtually all federal government jobs.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete form SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference.
Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes do not qualify for preference.
Preference eligible veterans who believe their rights under any law or regulation relating to veterans preference have been violated may seek information or file a complaint with the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). Complaints must be filed in writing and within 60 days after the date of the alleged violation. A directory of VETS offices is located at https://www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/regionaloffices/map.htm.