Spouse Preference Program
This is a Department of Defense program instituted to lessen the adverse impact on the career paths of spouses of Active Duty Service members. The program grants eligible spouses, who are among the best qualified for positions graded NF-3 and below and equivalent hourly paid positions, a special preference in the selection process. If you are the spouse of an active duty service member ask us if you qualify for Spouse Preference.
Spouse Preference requires a copy of the active duty member's orders with the spouse's name listed. Effective 7 Oct 04, Spousal Preference applicants hired in a flexible position will not lose their spousal preference eligibility until transferred or hired into a regular Full-Time or Part-Time position.
There is no limit to the number of times spousal preference may be applied to referral and selection for non-continuing positions. Spouses may be simultaneously referred for continuing and non-continuing positions. Eligibility terminates due to acceptance or declination of an offer of a continuing Full-Time or Part-Time position.
Transition Assistance Employment Preference
This is a Department of Defense program that provides a hiring preference for military service personnel and their family members that have been affected by the downsizing of our military forces. Transitional Assistance preference applies to positions graded as NF-3 and below and equivalent hourly paid positions. If you have been affected by the military downsizing you may qualify for this special preference in the selection process.
Veterans’ Priority Consideration
The veterans' hiring preference laws are not applicable to Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employment. Veterans applying for NAF jobs may be given priority consideration at time of hire only. For purposes of this priority consideration, "veteran" shall be defined the same as the term "preference eligible" in 5 U.S. Code 2108 (3) - (4); however, this is priority consideration only and not a selection preference. To receive priority consideration, veterans must submit a copy of their DD 214 at the time of application.