SERVICE MEMBERS — VETERANS — SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF VETERANS
65-501. Statement of purpose. It is the intent of the legislature to honor veterans of the armed forces by providing preference in initial appointments to public sector jobs in Idaho. Veterans’ preference is intended to honor those citizens who have served their country in active duty by providing veterans a more favorable competitive position for government employment and acknowledging the larger sacrifice of disabled veterans. Eligible veterans are provided advantages in public employment in Idaho, including preference for initial employment and retention in the event of layoffs. Veterans’ preference requires public employers to provide additional consideration for eligible veterans, but it does not guarantee the veteran a job.
[65-501, added 2006, ch. 51, sec. 1, p. 145; am. 2013, ch. 187, sec. 16, p. 464.]