Agencies provide veterans preference throughout the competitive selection process. This is a general overview of the recruitment and selection process. For additional information refer to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 184.340; ORS 240.145 & 240.250; ORS 408.225, 408.230 & 408.235.
Scored Application Examinations: If an agency uses, after an Initial Application Screening, a scored Application Examination to determine whom to consider further for appointment, the agency will add (based on a 100 point scale) five preference points to a veteran's score and add 10 preference points to a disabled veteran's score.
Unscored Application Examinations: Unscored Application Examinations done by application sorting into levels based on desired attributes, or other criteria to determine those in an applicant pool to be considered further for appointment will be accomplished by:
(a) Advancing the application of a veteran one level within a sorting process or;
(b) Advancing an application of a disabled veteran two levels within a sorting process.
Scored Interviews: A veteran or disabled veteran is provided preference in a scored interview process. The agency will add (based on a 100 point scale) five preference points to a veteran's interview score and add 10 preference points to a disabled veteran's interview score at each level of interview to which a score is received.
Unscored Interviews: A veteran or disabled veteran is provided preference in unscored interview processes through an assessment conducted by the Appointing Authority or authorized delegate of the veteran’s or disabled veteran’s merits. In a competitive process, a veteran or disabled veteran who meets all or substantially all of the agency’s purposes in filling the position will continue to be considered for appointment.
When a veteran or disabled veteran has been determined to be equal to the top applicant(s) for a position upon completion of the Application Examination process, then the veteran or disabled veteran shall be ranked more highly than non-veteran applicants and, a disabled veteran shall be ranked more highly than both non-veteran and veteran applicants, and appointed to the position according to ORS 408.230.
A veteran or disabled veteran applicant who is not selected for a position may request an explanation from the hiring agency. The request must be in writing and be sent within 30 calendar days of the date the agency informed the applicant that he/she was not selected (OAR 105-040-0015).