Veterans Preference

 
 

Are You a Veteran?

(See MN Statute 197.447 for veteran definition).

Based on MN Statute 197.455,  you may be eligible to apply for Veterans Preference. You need to attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you. To attach documents to an online application, you will need to scan together all documents you wish to attach to create one file, and upload the file in the "resume attachment" area of the application.

Veteran/Disabled Veteran

Veteran

  • Documentation needed: DD214
  • 10 preference points granted

Disabled Veteran

  • Documentation needed: DD214 & USDVA Disability Rating Board's written decision indicating a compensation rating of 10% or greater
  • 15 preference points granted

Spouse of Disabled or Deceased Veteran

Spouse of Disabled Veteran

  • Documentation needed: DD214; USDVA Disability Rating Board's written decision indicating a compensation rating of 10% or greater; marriage certificate
  • Eligible if applicant is still married to veteran and veteran meets minimum qualifications, but is unable to pass required assessments because of the disability
  • 15 preference points granted

Spouse of Deceased Veteran

  • Documentation needed: DD214, Marriage Certificate; Death Certificate; USDVA Disability Rating Board's written decision indicating a compensation rating of 10% or greater
  • Eligible if applicant is not remarried and veteran died during active duty or as a result of an injury received from active duty
  • 10 preference points granted
  • 15 preference points granted if veteran had a 10% compensable service connected disability prior to death

Promotional Plans: Disabled Veteran

Promotional Plans: Disabled Veteran

  • Documentation needed: DD214; USDVA Rating Board decision letter indicating a compensation rating of 50% or greater
  • 5 preference points granted one time, on first promotion after securing public employment

Contact

Christina Hansen
Sr. HR Advisor - Recruitment
218-725-5058
Email

Angie Lessard
Information Specialist
218-733-2878
Email

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