Veterans and UO

The University of Oregon encourages qualified veterans to apply for positions. As a public employer, the Oregon Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment Law requires UO to give preference for eligible veterans. To be eligible for preference under the Law, veterans have to identify as covered veterans and submit supporting documentation as outlined in the implementing regulations. When applying for positions, it is important for all applicants to clearly demonstrate that they meet minimum and special qualifications. It is important for veterans to highlight transferable skills from their military or other experience that might enhance their candidacy.

The opportunity to self-identify as a veteran occurs during the online application process.  When an application is submitted for an open position, the candidate is given an opportunity to identify as a veteran and submit supporting documentation.

Important Note: UO implemented an online application system.  Historical records regarding veteran status are not included in the new system.  If an applicant self-identified as a veteran previously (prior to October 18), the applicant will need to again identify as a veteran when applying for each position within the online system, MyTrack, and submit supporting documentation with each application.

For more information, please contact Talent Acquisition in Human Resources, 541-346-5112, uocareers@uoregon.edu (link sends e-mail).


Begin a job search at the University of Oregon:

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Resources for Veterans:
Information for Veterans & Hiring Authorities
Veterans’ Services –Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Veterans Services of Lane County (link is external)