Public Officers and Employees
R.I. Gen. Laws § 36-4-19
§ 36-4-19. Placement of names on employment lists — Listing of veterans.
(a) The names of all persons attaining the minimum final earned rating established by the personnel administrator shall be placed upon the employment list in the order of their ratings; provided, however, that there shall be added to the final earned ratings of examinees who are veterans in competitive tests for entrance into the classified service, but not for promotion in the service, who receive at least the minimum required final earned rating as stated in the public notice, service credits amounting to five (5) points for veterans or service credits amounting to ten (10) points for disabled veterans. On all employment lists, the letter "V" shall be placed opposite the name of each veteran as defined in chapter 3 of this title, who, by reason of his or her final earned rating, is entitled to have his or her name placed on an employment list, and the letters "DV" shall be placed opposite the name of each disabled veteran, as defined in chapter 3 of this title, who, by reason of his or her final earned rating is entitled to have his or her name placed on the list.
(b) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "War veteran" means any veteran of any conflict war, undeclared war or contingency operation who has earned a campaign ribbon or expeditionary medal for his or her service, in these operations, as noted on acceptable military documentation. The war veteran must have been honorably or generally discharged from the armed forces of this nation.
(2) "Veteran" means a person who served on active duty for other than training for a period of more than thirty (30) days and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge; or was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or served as a member of the national guard or reserve forces and served a minimum of twenty (20) years of honorable service in the national guard or reserve forces, has received a certificate of retirement and has been honorably or generally discharged from the national guard or reserve forces.
History of Section.
P.L. 1939, ch. 661, § 11; P.L. 1952, ch. 2975, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 36-4-19; P.L. 1992, ch. 156, § 3; P.L. 2012, ch. 420, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 485, § 1.