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Adjudicating and Applying Veterans' Preference

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Course overview

Ensure that your personnel actions fully comply with all current and applicable veterans' preference laws, rules, and regulations. Understand who meets the definition of veteran; who is entitled to veterans' preference in employment in the competitive civil service and in the excepted service; and the circumstances under which veterans' preference applies, including competitive appointments, noncompetitive appointments, and merit promotion under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

  • Instructor assistance and feedback on assignments
  • Facilitated blogging and discussions
Enroll anytime in this online course. All materials supplied. Instructor-based study. Self-paced; take up to six months to complete.

Who should attend?

Anyone who adjudicates, applies, or advises on veterans' preference.

Learning outcomes

  • Know when veterans' preference applies
  • Identify the types of veterans' preference, including veteran, spouse, widow/widower, and parent
  • Correctly adjudicate veterans' preference entitlements
  • Use veterans' preference in competitive and excepted service appointments
  • Apply special appointing authorities for veterans

Course outline

Course Introduction

Module 1: History of Veterans’ Preference and Definitions

  • History of Veterans’ Preference
  • Definitions

Module 2: Applicable Laws, Rules, and Regulations

  • When Does Veterans’ Preference Apply?
  • What Are the Types of Veterans’ Preference?
  • How Do You Document Veterans’ Preference Claims?

Module 3: Veterans’ Preference in the Competitive and Excepted Service

  • Competitive Service
  • Excepted Service Appointments
  • Evaluating Experience
  • Disqualification of Preference Eligibles

Module 4: Special Appointing Authorities and Entitlements for Veterans

  • Special Appointing Authorities and Entitlement Benefits
  • Other Entitlements for Veterans
  • Avenues for Complaint

Module 5: Veterans’ Preference and Reduction in Force

  • Eligibility for Veterans’ Preference in RIF
  • RIF Retention Standing
  • Assignment Rights
  • Qualifications
  • Appeal of RIF Actions
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