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Effective January 1, 2014, Government Code (GC), section 18973.1 provides for Veterans' Preference (VP) to qualifying Veterans
who are successful in an examination. In accordance with GC section 18973.1, all individuals who achieve a passing score on an
entrance examination shall be certified in rank 1 of the eligibility list, regardless of score.
individual achieves permanent
civil service status he or she is no longer eligible to receive VP.
If you are currently on an open eligibility list, you may need to provide a copy of your approval letter to the testing office that
administered your examination. If your current eligibility record does not reflect VP or your VP is not listed in your CalCareer
account, contact the testing department.
Individuals who received VP are not eligible for Career Credits pursuant to sections 18950.1, 18951, and 18951.5.
Competitors in state civil service entrance examinations* are entitled to have VP applied to their eligibility upon achieving a passing
score in the overall examination, if the following criteria are met:
(1) Have never achieved permanent civil service status; AND
(2) Have served in the U.S. Armed Forces as defined in Government Code Section 18540; AND
(3) Qualify as veterans**,
Any member of the armed forces who takes an open entrance examination while still on active duty and achieves a place on an
eligible list may have VP applied, if qualification for such preference is active within twelve (12) months of eligibility being
*Open entrance examinations are state civil service examinations given in either open or open non promotional basis.
**Provisional Transitional VP may be available for select active service members within six months of separation from active
Submit this form, with all required documents (identified in section 4) to:
California Department of Human Resources
Attn: Selection Division
1515 “S” St., North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95811
1. Complete this form, which includes your name, date of birth, social security number, address, ECOS ID # (optional),
telephone number, e-mail address, branch of service, entry date, separation date and character of service.
2. Include a legible copy of your DD214, or other official discharge documents, showing your enlistment and discharge dates,
net active service, branch of service, social security number, birth date, and your character of service (e.g., Honorable).
3. If you are the un-remarried, surviving spouse of a veteran, in addition to the above items 1 and 2, please submit copies of
your marriage certificate, and spouse's death certificate or other documentary evidence of death.
4. If you are the spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran, in addition to the above items 1 and 2. please submit copies of
your marriage certificate, spouse's official discharge documents, and a document provided by the United States Dept. of
Veterans Affairs (Disability Award Letter) substantiating the 100 percent disablement.
5. If you are applying for provisional VP the Provisional Transitional Waiver form, CalHR 1094, must be included.
“Veteran” means any person who has served full-time for 30 days or more in the armed forces in time of war or in time of peace in
a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States, or during the
period September 16, 1940 to January 31, 1955, or who has served at least 181 consecutive days since January 31, 1955, AND
who has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, but does not include any person who served only
in auxiliary or reserve components of the armed forces whose service therein did not exempt him or her from the operation of the
Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.
“100 percent disabled veteran” means any veteran as defined above who is currently declared by the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs to be 100 percent disabled as a result of his or her service.
“Permanent civil service status” is the status of an employee who is lawfully retained after completion of the probationary period.
This includes permanent intermittent, part-time, and full-time appointments.
Questions? Please call (866) 844-8671.