Eligible veterans and spouses of eligible veterans may receive preference in employment. A DD-214 or disability letter must be submitted to support this preference.
If an applicant claiming veterans preference for a vacant position is not selected, he/she may file a complaint with the:
State of Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 31003
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
A complaint must be filed within 21 days of the applicant receiving notice of hiring decision made by the employing agency or within three months of the date the application is filed with the employer if no notice is given. The enforcement mechanism established by the regulations provide for an initial investigation by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, followed by an evidentiary proceeding before the Public Relations Commission if the matter cannot be earlier resolved. Chapter 55A-7.016 F. A.C.