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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Veteran's Preference Policy

CPA is dedicated to hiring qualified veterans, service members, and their families in achieving their employment goals. We thank you for considering CPA to fulfill your career opportunities.

Veteran’s preference affects both the interview and hiring processes.

If six or fewer applicants are chosen for an interview, a qualified veteran’s preference applicant from the pool must be interviewed. If more than six are interviewed, 20% of the number interviewed that are qualified veteran’s preference applicants must be interviewed.

If there are no veteran’s preference applicants in the qualified applicant pool, this guideline does not apply.

The veteran’s preference policy also means that if two applicants are finalists for a position, and equal in all respects, the veteran would be offered the job.

If veteran's preference were granted, the veteran or surviving unmarried spouse/orphan would be required to produce form DD214 or DD1300 documents when applying for positions to verify eligibility.


If I am a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran's preference?

You are eligible under Texas Government Code, Section 657.002 for veteran's preference if you meet all the following qualifications:

  1. Served in:
    • the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine corps of the United States or the United States Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq., as amended or,
    • the Texas military forces as defined by Section 437.001 or,
    • an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces; and
  2. Were honorably discharged from the military service.
  3. A DD214 is attached to your application at the time of applying to positions at CPA.
If I am a surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran's preference?

A veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried or an orphan of a veteran qualifies for a veteran's preference if the veteran was killed while on active duty. A copy of your DD1300 must be attached to your application when applying to positions at CPA.

Veteran's Liaison

For any questions regarding veteran’s preference, please contact our Veterans Liaison:
Veterans Liaison
Human Resources
LBJ Building
111 E. 17th St., Room 124
Austin, TX 78774

Email: Veterans Liaison
Office: 512-475-3560

Thank you for your dedication and service to our country!

Get Help

For questions about CPA's application process or technical support, call CPA's Human Resources Department at 512-475-3560 or 800-531-5441 ext. 5-3560 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Or, email Human Resources.