Information for Veterans

Section 295.07 of the Florida Statutes provides for Veterans’ Preference in hiring and retention. Additional rules for Veterans’ Preference are outlined in Florida Administrative Code (and Florida Administrative Register) FAC 55A-7.

Purpose behind FAC 55A-7: Prevent veterans from being penalized in the civilian careers for their time in military service. Veterans’ Preference laws recognize the economic loss suffered by citizens who have served their country in uniform, restore veterans to a favorable competitive position for public employment, and acknowledge the larger obligation owed to disabled veterans (detailed in section 295.08).

Candidates eligible for Veteran's Preference include:

Required Documentation

Preference Award by Category

Are applicants who are currently serving in active duty eligible for veteran's preference?

Are City employees eligible for veteran's preference?

How many days does an individual have to file a complaint?

What should I do if I don't have intact, clear and legible copies of the DD-214 (Member 4) or other official documentation required to confirm my service and discharge disposition?