State Benefits: Veterans Preference
In establishing employment lists of eligible persons for competitive and noncompetitive appointment, certain preferences shall be allowed for veterans honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United State[74:840-4.14(A)].
- Five points shall be added to the final grade of any person who has passed the examination and has submitted proof of having status as a:
A. veteran [74:840-4.14(A)(1)]; or
B. unremarried surviving spouse of a veteran [74:840-4.14(A)(1)]; or
C. spouse of a veteran who is unemployable due to a service-connected disability as certified by the Veterans Administration or agency of the Defense Department within six (6) months of the date of application [74:840-4.14(A)(2)].
- Ten points shall be added to the final grade of any war veteran as defined in Section 67.13a of Title 72 of the Oklahoma Statutes who has passed the examination and has submitted proof of having a service-connected disability as certified by the Veterans Administration or Agency of the Defense Department within six (6) months of date of application [74:840-4.14(A)(3)].
- 3. In addition to the 10 points preference provided in (2) of this subsection, such eligible war veterans who are in receipt of benefits payable at the rate of 30% or more because of the service-connected disability, shall be considered Absolute Preference Veterans. Their names shall be placed at the top of the register, ranked in order of their examination scores. Absolute Preference Veterans shall not be denied employment and passed over for others without showing cause. [74:840-4.14(A)(3)]
Direct Hire Authority 530:10-9-111 and 10-9-112 [74:840-4.13(C)]. Applicants for LPN, RN, and Nurse Manager positions may apply directly to the veterans centers.
Special Disabled Veterans 530:10-9-100 Veterans with 30% or more service-connected disability may be hired directly at this agency, in accordance with the “Persons with Severe Disabilities Program”, [74:840-1.15] and Senate Bill 200. This program provides exemption from entrance exams and other hiring procedures. A one-year probationary period applies.
Noncompetitive Appointments 530:10-9-95 Appointing Authorities who have classes of positions of unskilled or semi-skilled labor, or similar classes designated by the Administrator as noncompetitive, may appoint qualified veterans or non-veterans in accordance with 530:10-9-71 and 530:10-9-92.