Special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal agency actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. Click here to read the government code regarding veteran's employment preference.
If the total number of individuals interviewed for the position is six or fewer, the state agency is required to interview at least one individual qualified for veteran's employment preference.
If the total number of individuals interviewed for the position is more than six, the state agency is required to interview at least 20% of total applicants that qualify for veteran's employment preference. (i.e. if you are interviewing 10 applicants at least 2 applicants are required to have veteran's preference)
* If the applicant pool does not have any applicants who self-identify as eligible for Veteran’s Preference, this interview requirement does not apply.
|# of individuals Selected for Interview||Minimum # of individuals to interview with Veteran's Preference (required)*|
If the 20% minimum is not met and the position closes, do I have to extend the position to be posted until the 20% minimum is met?
No. If the minimum requirement is not met in the time that the job is posted you are not required to extend the job posting.
An individual who qualifies for a veteran's employment preference is entitled to a preference in employment over other applicants for the same position who DO NOT have a greater qualification.
Veteran's preference means if two applicants are finalists for a position, and equal in all respects, the veteran would be offered the job.
However, the Veteran’s Preference statute does not guarantee the veteran a job.
Positions at the University are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.
When the applicant submits their application and claims veterans' preference they are asked to attach their DD214.
Human Resources audits these forms so that the hiring manager only needs to look at the veteran's employment preference column of the applicant’s tab of the job posting.
A veteran, including a veteran with a disability
A veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried
An orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty
If you are a Veteran, you may be entitled to veteran's preference in the hiring process.
You are eligible under Texas Government Code, Section 657.002 for veteran's preference if you meet all the following qualifications:
A veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried or an orphan of a veteran qualifies for a veteran's preference if:
All other applicants should respond "No".