What does Veteran's Preference mean?
The City of Edina awards preference to qualified veterans and spouses of deceased or disabled veterans for all non-temporary positions, subject to Minnesota Statute 197.455. For purposes of offering a preference, a veteran is defined under the Veterans Preference Act as a citizen of the United States or a resident alien separated from active duty under honorable conditions from any branch of the U.S. armed forces:
- After having served on active duty for 181 consecutive days
- By reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty (not active duty for training)
- Who has met the minimum active duty required as defined by CFR, Title 38, Section 3.12a (to qualify, the individual must have completed the full period for which a person was federally called to active duty.)
- Who has active military service certified under federal law (world war service by particular groups, such as: women air force service pilots, merchant marine, etc.).

To claim Veteran’s Preference, complete the Veteran’s Preference section in the application and include supporting documentation.

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1. What benefits am I eligible for?
2. When will my benefits begin (as a new employee)?
3. What jobs are available?
4. What paperwork is needed to get on the payroll system?
5. When and how do I get paid?
6. How can I apply?
7. Can I apply directly with the hiring department?
8. I don't have a NeoGov account. How do I create one?
9. Do I need to submit an application for each job I'm interested in?
10. Is the information on my application secure?
11. How will I know the City received my application?
12. How and when will I be notified if I was selected for an interview?
13. How and when will I be notified if I was selected for the position?
14. How long does the hiring process take?
15. What does Veteran's Preference mean?
16. I'm interested in a position but I don't see a current posting that matches my interest. What do I do?
17. How long do you keep applications on file?