The Veterans' Preference Act is a United States federal law passed in 1944. It required the federal government to favor returning war veterans when hiring new employees in an attempt to recognize their service, sacrifice, and skills.
Read more about Veterans' Preference Act: Preference Before The Civil War, Civil War To The End of World War I, Preference Between The World Wars, Veterans' Preference Act of 1944, Veterans' Preference Since 1944, Time Line of Veterans' Preference in The Federal Civil Service
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... 1865 First veterans' preference (VP) in appointment law for Union veterans separated for wounds or illnesses ... to work 1923 To distinguish between the preference and granted by the 1865 and 1919 laws, an Executive Order grants disabled vets 10 points and other vets 5 points, to be added to ... Continues to be cornerstone of veterans' civil service legislation today (applied preference to active duty service during war, expedition, or campaign for ...
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