VCU is committed to ensuring that veterans have a successful career at VCU during and after their military service. Here at VCU, we are UNSTOPPABLE

In accordance with Virginia state policy, a veteran’s military service will be taken into consideration by VCU during the selection process provided the veteran meets the minimum requirements of the available position.

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Eligible veteran

A veteran is defined as a person who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, Virginia National Guard or Reserves. Preference will also be given to the surviving spouse and/or children of veterans killed in the line of duty.

Preference afforded to veterans in recruitment process

Veterans’ preference will be afforded to eligible veterans for both faculty and staff positions. Preference will apply for initial employment, subsequent employment, promotions and competitive transfers.

Hiring managers and/or search committees must ensure that preference is given to veterans. After the initial application screening, hiring managers will treat military status (including veteran status) as a preferred qualification and military status (including veteran status) with service-connected disability as an additional preferred qualification. For example, if a veteran meets the minimum qualifications for a position, the search committee should consider his/her military status (including veteran status) as a preferred qualification.

An applicant with veterans’ preference must be offered the job when his/her qualifications (job-related experience and skills) are “substantially equal” to the best qualified applicant not eligible for veterans’ preference.

Enhanced Leave Benefits

VCU faculty and University and Academic Professionals are now eligible for enhanced leave accrual rates based on verified military service. The calculation of these leave accrual rates will include a veteran's verified service in the military, National Guard, Reserves (active or inactive duty) and full-time state or Federal National Guard duty. Eligible employees must supply DD-214 documentation for each period of military service to receive this benefit.