Veterans "Preference" is not really a law..it is a political gimmick. The supervisor can override veterans "Preference" if he or she chooses to do so, since no two people are ever alike with exactly the same qualifications. It does make it a bit more complex if the supervisor passes over 3 qualified Veterans and hires an unqualified non Veteran, but that is about it. Filing anything will just alienate you and accomplish nothing. They will just show some other reason they hired a non Vet..We need a law with teeth, the present law is just "gums"
A really good example of this is right inside the VA itself. They have people who make a living on just explaining to supervisors how to get around the complex Veterans preference and still be able to beat a discrimination appeal.
One way they do this is they dont list a job opening, but rather list it as a "promotion" announcement". That way, they dont have to do anything, just offer the "promotion" to whom they see fit..Vet or non Vet, because there is this huge "hole" in the law rendering it to be totally ineffective and unenforceable. This has the net effect of making civilians within the VA have priority over Veterans. By doing it this way, the VA keeps the Veteran employees at a minimum so they can keep on shafting Vets like they do now. [/code]