(a) In open competitive examinations, eligible veterans shall receive preferential consideration as follows:
(1) Ten additional points to a disabled veteran. This preference shall be utilized in the open competitive examination only and not in any promotional examination;
(2) Five additional points to a veteran or the unremarried widow of a veteran. This preference shall be utilized in open competitive examination only and not in any promotional examination.
(b) The names of preference eligibles shall be entered upon the appropriate registers ahead of others having the same score.
(c) If the selecting authority passes over a preference eligible whose name appears on the certificate of eligibles forwarded to him and selects a nonpreference eligible, he shall file written reason therefor with the director for approval.
(d) When 3 or more names of preference eligibles appear on a certificate of eligibles, the selecting official may select only a preference eligible to fill the vacancy under consideration.History: Rule 10-81, eff 29 Jul 81, § 3.8.