Nebraska Law requires that a preference shall be given to eligible veterans seeking employment with the State of Nebraska or any state or local government subdivisions.
Veterans with passing scores on all parts of an examination or numerical scoring shall have five percent added to their passing score if a claim for such preference is made on the application. An additional five percent shall be added to the passing score or numerical scoring of any disabled veteran. Such preference must also be given the spouse of a veteran who has a one hundred percent permanent disability as determined by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
All notices of positions of employment available for Veteran’s Preference and all applications for such positions shall state that the position is subject to a Veteran’s Preference. Veterans that applied and are not hired shall be notified by phone, mail or e-mail that they have not been hired and shall be advised of any administrative appeal available.
2015 Legislation (LB 272) provides for Nebraska employers to implement voluntary Veterans Preference policies. Voluntary preference policies under the Act will not be considered a violation of any state or local equal opportunity law, including the Fair Employment Practices Act.
Any private employer wishing to implement such a policy, shall register with the Nebraska Department of Labor and provide a copy of their written policy for review. A registry of the employers and policy statements is available for review online.