Since 1945, the Florida Legislature has made a provision to give preference in the
hiring process to United States war veterans in recognition of their military service.
Florida State University honors this policy and will comply with Veterans' Preference
guidelines when filling positions.
Veterans' Preference only applies to USPS positions.
Any applicant claiming Veterans' Preference must attach a DD214 with each application submitted.
If there are any questions concerning Veterans' Preference, please contact Employment
via email or by calling 644-6035.
Notice of Changes to Veterans' Preference effective July 1, 2007
- Preference eligibility no longer expires upon appointment of the eligible person to a position with the state or any political subdivision in the state.
- Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they held or are currently holding a job with a public employer are now eligible to use their veterans' preference again with all employers covered by law.
- Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they did not serve during an eligible wartime period may now be eligible for Veterans' Preference if they served during Operation Enduring Freedom (beginning October 7, 2001 - present) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (beginning March 19, 2003 - present).
For additional information on Veterans' Preference visit http://floridavets.org/?page_id=62