Veterans’ Families Get Head Start on Federal Jobs with Derived Veterans Preference

Spouses and mothers of men and women killed or totally disabled in service to their country have long been recognized with a “derived veterans preference” that gives them a competitive advantage in applying for federal jobs. And with the passage of the Gold Star Fathers Act, the civil service now recognizes the sacrifice of the fathers of deceased or disabled servicemen or women; all such parents are eligible for derived veterans preference.

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