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I have a question? I have been a Federal employee at Defense Language Institute for the last thirteen years. I was hired as an excepted employee under article 10 authority. Now my department is going through downsizing and they are letting me off; my question is being a disabled veteran (30% or more), do I have the right to claim veterans preference in excepted service or not? The Human resources office says I don't. I think I am being discrimated?

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With a With HR manager.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

I don't belong to any union.

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Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Can you tell me, what do you mean by

"claim veterans preference in excepted service or not"

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hi Sir. Do I have the right to claim veteran preference or the Army can just let me go.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Its alright Sir. I
Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

The veterans preference will apply in the hiring process. But it will not apply for internal agency decisions (like, for example, if they are eliminating your position...the preference will not help

Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.

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Employment Lawyer: P. Simmons, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Hi
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