4 Processing External Vacancy Announcements and Veterans’ Preference Claims

41 Introduction

This chapter is about the process used to (a) announce vacancies to external applicants (see Chapter 7 for more on EAS vacancies and Handbook EL-304 for positions filled under the Maintenance Selection System); (b) determine the order in which competitive applicants are considered based on examination results (where applicable); and (c) adjudicate claims for veterans’ preference.