Kansas Department of Administration

When is Veterans’ Preference Given?

Each veteran who meets the requirements for a vacant position shall be offered an interview for that vacancy when all of the following conditions are met:

  1. The vacancy is a regular classified position that states in its job notice that the position is "Veterans Preference" Eligible (VPE). This includes all external, internal or agency only vacancies.
  2. No individuals who are eligible for the Kansas Employee Preference Program have applied for that vacancy.
  3. The military service member was not dismissed or did not resign in good standing from state service.
  4. The military service member’s active duty is not for the Reserves or National Guard training.
  5. The military service member is separated and not on active service at the time of application.

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