Do veterans receive any preference in the hiring process?
(1) If an employer is administering an examination prior to certification, the employer must grant preference to veterans in accordance with the veterans scoring criteria provisions of RCW 41.04.010
(2) If no examination is administered prior to certification, the employer must refer the following individuals to the employing official under the provisions of RCW 73.16.010
as long as the individual meets the competencies and other position requirements:
(a) Eligible veterans;
(b) Surviving spouses or registered domestic partners of eligible veterans; or
(c) Spouses or registered domestic partners of honorably discharged veterans who have a service connected permanent and total disability.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 09-17-057 and 09-18-112, § 357-16-110, filed 8/13/09 and 9/2/09, effective 12/3/09; WSR 05-12-077, § 357-16-110, filed 5/27/05, effective 7/1/05; WSR 05-01-200, § 357-16-110, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]