2019 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 15 - Voluntary Veterans' Preference Employment Policy
§ 11-15-102. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 11-15-102 (2019)
  • As used in this section:
    • (1) “DD 214” means a United States Department of Defense Report of Separation form or its predecessor or successor forms;

    • (2)

      • (A) “Local government employer” means a municipality, a county, or township of the state that has issued a resolution to implement a veterans' preference employment policy under § 11-15-103.

      • (B) “Local government employer” does not include the state or a public institution of higher education;

    • (3)

      • (A) “Private employer” means a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity with one (1) or more employees.

      • (B) “Private employer” does not include the state or a public institution of higher education;

    • (4) “Spouse of a disabled veteran” means:

      • (A) The spouse of a veteran who has been classified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Benefits Administration as having a permanent total disability rating; and

      • (B) A United States citizen;

    • (5) “Surviving spouse” means a spouse of a deceased veteran who is:

      • (A) Unmarried at the time he or she seeks a veterans' preference under § 11-15-103; and

      • (B) A United States citizen;

    • (6) “Veteran” means a person who:

      • (A) Served on active duty for a period of more than one hundred eighty (180) days and was discharged or released from active duty with other than a dishonorable discharge;

      • (B) Was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or

      • (C) As a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty, not to include training, was discharged or released from duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; and

    • (7) “Veterans' preference employment policy” means a private employer or local government employer's voluntary preference for hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran, spouse of a disabled veteran, or surviving spouse of a veteran over another equally qualified applicant or employee.

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