Kentucky’s Veterans’ Preference law, KRS 18A.150, requires agencies to offer a certain number of interviews to applicants who have this status. This will depend on the number of candidates listed on the job register as officially designated by the Personnel Cabinet as having the preference.
As with all job seekers, veterans must meet minimum requirements for a job before an interview can be offered.
If there are more than five (5) applicants on the register identified as having Veterans’ Preference, the hiring agency shall offer an interview to a minimum of five (5) individuals including current state employees. However, it may offer interviews to more than five if it wishes. Should there be fewer than five (5) candidates entitled to Veterans’ Preference on the register, the hiring agency shall offer an interview to those individuals.