Legislative changes to Veterans’ Preference

Published: September 28th, 2007

Category: Memos

Kyle Cavanaugh, Senior Vice President for Administration

Effective July 1, 2007, the Florida Legislature passed significant changes to the laws relating to Veterans’ Preference.


Preference eligibility no longer expires upon appointment of the eligible person to a position with the state or any political subdivision in the state.

Current or previous employment with the state (or any covered entity) should no longer be considered when determining preference eligibility.

In summary, this law establishes “perpetual” entitlement for veteran preference for eligible persons, thus eliminating the “single entitlement event” and provides for increased employment opportunities statewide for all affected veterans and spouses of veterans.

For more information, visit http://www.floridavets.org

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