Veterans, spouses of veterans certified as unemployable, or unremarried surviving spouses may receive preference in placement on the lists of eligibles for jobs for which they qualify. Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.
“Veteran” means a person who has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States and has been a resident of Oklahoma for at least 1 year prior to the date of the examination.
There are three levels of preference:
- 5 point preference – 5 points may be added to the final score of any veteran, the spouse of a veteran certified as unemployable due to a service-connected disability certified by the Veteran’s Administration or any agency of the Department of Defense within 6 months of date of application, or unremarried surviving spouse of a veteran.
- 10 point preference – 10 points may be added to the score of any veteran who has submitted proof of having a service-connected disability.
- 10 point preference plus placement at the top of the list – veterans who are receiving benefits for a service-connected disability rated 30% or more are placed at the top of the register. Disability letters must be dated within six months of the application date.