Job Terminology Glossary

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Veterans’ Preference

A special privilege that entitles qualifying veterans to certain advantages in consideration for federal employment. By law, veterans who are disabled or 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 from competitive lists of eligibles and also in retention during reductions in force. (Vet Guide5 USC 2108330938 USC 5303A(d) and DEO Handbook Glossary)