Multnomah County Violated Veteran’s Preference in Hiring

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 05/23/2014
Monday is Memorial Day, the holiday celebrating U.S. Army veterans who died while serving their country’s wars.
And today Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries announced that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated a law protecting preference for veterans in its hiring process.
The law, enacted in 2007, applies to all governmental bodies in Oregon.
It states that all veterans who meet the minimum qualifications must be given special considerations for civil service positions.
Sergeant Rod Edwards unsuccessfully applied for a promotion, and filed a complaint with the bureau as a result.
KBOO’s Ryan Katz spoke with the Commissioner for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, Brad Avakian.
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