U.S. Coast Guard and Army National Guard veteran Erik Stever asserts that the city of St. Paul wrongly denied him extra points in his effort to get hired for two civil service jobs. He said he not only did not get hired, he also for some reason did not get an interview.
For the second time in two years, state officials have found that the city of St. Paul has violated a law that gives veterans a leg-up in being hired for city jobs.
As a result, the city could be forced to reopen the positions under dispute and make new hires, even though it already has filled the jobs.
Critics say St. Paul may be one of the most persistent offenders in violating the state’s Veterans Preference Act, which awards points to veterans and disabled vets applying for city, county or state government jobs.
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