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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1962 NO. 180 >

(1) Veterans' preference in competitive examinations for and in the appointment and selection of public employment is limited to wartime veterans.  Preference in re‑employment [[reemployment]] is not limited to wartime veterans. (2) An employee who is in a probationary status under civil service at the time of his enlistment or induction into military service returns to state employment in a probationary status. (3) A probationary employee who has enlisted or has been inducted into the military service may not be discharged while he is in the military service.