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Veterans' Preference Eligibility and Attorney Hiring

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There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of the Solicitor of Labor considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Attorney appointments within the Office of the Solicitor are positions in the excepted service, not the competitive civil service. The online application system permits applicants eligible for veterans' preference to include that information on a voluntary basis. Preference eligible veterans responding to vacancy announcements may claim preference in a cover letter or resume. Submission of a DD-214 form is required to confirm veterans' preference eligibility.