Veterans' Preference

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FAU is committed to honoring the preference given by Florida law to U.S. Veterans, their spouses and their family members, in appointment and retention in employment. We hope you find this page helpful, and thank you for considering FAU for your future career development.


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Under Florida law, Veterans' Preference at FAU is applicable to Support Personnel (SP) positions only.

If an applicant qualifies for Veterans' Preference and the SP position, they are shown preference by the guarantee of an interview. Veterans’ Preference does not guarantee a job. The final decision is made by the hiring authority and is based on who they believe is most qualified for the position.
Per Section 295.07, Florida Statutes:

The state and its political subdivisions shall give preference in appointment and retention in positions of employment to:

Those disabled veterans:
  • Who have served on active duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, have received an honorable discharge, and have established the present existence of a service-connected disability that is compensable under public laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or
  • Who are receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension by reason of public laws administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the United States Department of Defense.

The spouse of a person who has a total disability, permanent in nature, resulting from a service-connected disability and who, because of this disability, cannot qualify for employment, and the spouse of a person missing in action, captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.

A wartime veteran as defined in s. 1.01(14), who has served at least 1 day during a wartime period. Active duty for training may not be allowed for eligibility under this paragraph.

The unremarried widow or widower of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.

The mother, father, legal guardian, or unremarried widow or widower of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died in the line of duty under combat-related conditions, as verified by the United States Department of Defense.

A veteran as defined in s. 1.01(14). Active duty for training may not be allowed for eligibility under this paragraph.

A current member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Florida National Guard.
Once you submit an application for an SP position, submit your DD214 and any additional supporting documents for review by attaching the form(s) in the Attachments section of the application or emailing the form(s) to jobs@fau.edu. A member of Recruitment Services within HR will review your form(s) and application materials and will let you know if you qualify for Veterans’ Preference.
A DD214 Form or equivalent certification from the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. The veteran’s military status, dates of service and discharge type must be included.

The Character of Service field must list HONORABLE for the most recent separation from the military.

Information on additional documents that may be required can be reviewed at the Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register website.


 Last Modified 5/30/18