Veterans’ Employment Redress Laws in the Federal Civil Service

Veterans’ Employment Redress Laws in the Federal Civil Service
Title:
Veterans’ Employment Redress Laws in the Federal Civil Service
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PDF
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Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
062-300-00029-9
ISBN:
9780160942617
Description

This report describes the statutes and pertinent case decisions for two laws designed to protect the employment rights of veterans in the civil service: (1) the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); and (2) the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). VEOA is designed to provide a redress procedure for preference eligibles and certain veterans who believe that an agency has not treated them in accord with Federal employment laws and regulations designed to reward particular types of military service. USERRA is designed to address discrimination based on military service and to ensure service members can resume their civilian careers when their military service is completed. The report explains the procedures a veteran, preference eligible, or service member must follow to obtain relief if a Federal agency has violated the individual’s employment rights under either of these laws and provides a useful table highlighting the similarities and differences between VEOA and USERRA procedures.

This report describes the statutes and pertinent case decisions for two laws designed to protect the employment rights of veterans in the civil service: (1) the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); and (2) the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). VEOA is designed to provide a redress procedure for preference eligibles and certain veterans who believe that an agency has not treated them in accord with Federal employment laws and regulations designed to reward particular types of military service. USERRA is designed to address discrimination based on military service and to ensure service members can resume their civilian careers when their military service is completed. The report explains the procedures a veteran, preference eligible, or service member must follow to obtain relief if a Federal agency has violated the individual’s employment rights under either of these laws and provides a useful table highlighting the similarities and differences between VEOA and USERRA procedures.

Audience

Federal employees, their supervisors, agency management, union personnel, especially Human Capital officers and employees across the U.S. Federal Government may be interested in this report.  Additionally, members of Congress, and Federal managers within the Office of Management and Budget, and Office of Personnel Management that is responsible for policy making authority may find this guide helpful as a reference with human resources and civil service matters.  Additionally, students pursuing research for courses within these fields, especially public administration, human resources, employment law, organizational development, and industrial-organizational psychology may find this primary source document that deals with civil service issues helpful for assignments.

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