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Veteran's Preference

What does veteran's employment preference mean at MSU?


Recruitment Process -
Veteran preference affects the interview process.  If six or fewer applicants are chosen for an interview, a qualified veteran's preference applicant from the pool must be interviewed.  If more than six are interviewed, 20% of the number interviewed that are qualified veteran's preference applicants must be interviewed.  If there are no veteran's preference applicants in the qualified applicants pool, this guideline does not apply.

Hiring Process - Veteran's preference means if two applicants are finalists for a position, the equal in all respects, the veteran would be offered the job. If veterans' preference is granted, the veteran or surviving unmarried spouse/orphan would be required to produce form DD214 or similar document at the point of hire to verify eligibility.

I am veteran.  How do I know if I qualify for veteran's preference?

You are eligible under Texas Government Code, Section 657657.002 for veteran's preference if you meet all the following qualifications:
  1. served in: the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of the United States or the United States Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. Section 20 et seq., as amended or the Texas military forces as defined by Section 437.001 or an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces; and
  2. were honorable discharged from the military service.
  3. If you meet all these qualifications, you should respond "Yes" to this question on the application.

I am a surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran's preference?

A veteran's surviving spouse who has not married or an orphan of a veteran qualifies for a veteran's preference if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If you meet all these qualifications, you should respond "Yes" to this question on the application.

What if I am a veteran, but I do not meet these requirements?

You would not be eligible for or entitled to employment preference at MSU.