SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Under HB 558, enacted by the 76th Texas State Legislature, if you are currently of the age and gender requiring registration with Selective Service, but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for employment with an agency in any branch of Texas state government. Any offer of employment is contingent on your compliance with Selective Service Law.

Exemptions

Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25 years of age, are required to register with Selective Service. Some non-citizens are required to register and others are not. Non-citizens not required to register include men who are in the U.S. on student or visitor visas, and men who are part of a diplomatic or trade mission and their families. Almost all other male non-citizens are required to register, including illegal aliens, legal permanent residents, and refugees.

Non-Registrants

If you are not registered as required, you are presently not eligible to be hired and should register promptly at a United States Post Office. A Certificate of Mailing may be obtained from the Post Office at such time that you mail your registration and may be used as proof of your application until you receive your Selective Service Registration Card.

Privacy Act Statement

Because information on your registration status is essential for determining whether you are in compliance with Selective Service law, failure to provide the information requested by this statement will prevent any further consideration of you for employment. This information is subject to verification with the Selective Service System and may be furnished to federal agencies for law enforcement or other authorized use in implementing the law.

False Statement Notification

A false statement may be grounds for not hiring you, or for dismissal, if you have already begun work.

Review

Should any questions arise regarding your registration or eligibility for an exemption, you may request an official "status information" letter from the Selective Service System by calling 1-847-688-6888. As an alternative, you may send a written request to the Selective Service System at P.O. Box 94638, Palatine, IL 60094-4638.

 


Phone: 956.326.2365
Fax: 956.326.2359
Location: Killam Library 320
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100