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Veterans’ Preference recognizes the economic loss suffered by citizens who have served their country in uniform, restores veterans to a favorable competitive position for government employment, and acknowledges the larger obligation owed to disabled veterans.

How does Veterans’ Preference work?

Veterans’ Preference gives special consideration to eligible veterans looking for federal employment. Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over nonveterans both in hiring into the federal civil service and in retention during reductions in force.

To find out more about Veterans’ Preference visit the Veterans’ Employment Resource Center at USAJOBS.


Review openings for GSA positions at USAJOBS.

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