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§ 126‑82.  StatePersonnel Commission to provide for preference.

(a)        The State PersonnelCommission shall provide that in evaluating the qualifications of an eligibleveteran against the minimum requirements for obtaining a position, credit shallbe given for all military service training or schooling and experience thatbears a reasonable and functional relationship to the knowledge, skills, andabilities required for the position. This preference applies to initialemployment with the State and extends to other employment events includingsubsequent hirings, promotions, reassignments, and horizontal transfers.

(b)        The State PersonnelCommission shall provide that if an eligible veteran has met the minimumrequirements for the position, after receiving experience credit undersubsection (a) of this section, he shall receive experience credit asdetermined by the Commission for additional related and unrelated militaryservice. This preference applies to initial employment with the State andextends to other employment events including subsequent hirings, promotions,reassignments, and horizontal transfers.

(c)        The State PersonnelCommission may provide that in reduction in force situations where seniority oryears of service is one of the considerations for retention, an eligibleveteran shall be accorded credit for military service.

(d)        Any eligibleveteran who has reason to believe that he or she did not receive a veteran'spreference in accordance with the provisions of this Article or rules adoptedunder it may appeal directly to the State Personnel Commission.

(e)        The willful failureof any employee subject to the provisions of Article 8 of this Chapter tocomply with the provisions of this Article or rules adopted under itconstitutes personal misconduct in accordance with the provisions andpromulgated rules of this Chapter, including those for suspension, demotion, ordismissal. (1987(Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1064, s. 1; 2007‑286, s. 2.)