Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights

To protect and facilitate the smooth and prompt reemployment of members of the uniformed services (to include National Guard and Reserves) following performance of qualifying service.

Also, to prohibit discrimination in employment and acts of reprisal against persons because of their obligation
in the uniformed services, filing a claim, seeking assistance concerning an alleged violation, testifying in a proceeding, or otherwise participating in an
investigation.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the nearest Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To assist persons who perform service in the uniformed services to secure employment or prompt reinstatement with their pre-service employers, and to secure the crediting of all seniority rights and benefits to that employment.

To provide information and assistance to employers and to labor organizations and other elements of the community concerned with veterans' employment and reemployment.

The Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training Service investigates complaints with the goal of voluntary resolution of veterans' employment and reemployment problems.

Unresolved complaints are referred to the Department of Justice or to the Office of Special Counsel upon request for consideration for representation in the Federal District courts or before the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Persons performing voluntary or involuntary service in the uniformed services (includes active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, inactive duty training, full time National Guard duty,the period absent from employment while being examined to determine fitness for such, and specified duty or training by intermittent appointees of the National Disaster Medical System) Claimants must conform to all statutory eligibility requirements, including notification, intent, and timeliness of actions.

Entitlement terminates upon separation from uniformed service with a bad conduct or dishonorable discharge or upon separation under other than honorable conditions, a 'dismissal' or 'dropping from the rolls' pursuant to sections 1161(a) and 1161(b) of Title 10, U.S.

code.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Persons performing voluntary or involuntary service in the uniformed services (includes active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, inactive duty training, full time National Guard duty, the period absent from employment while being examined to determine fitness for such and specified duty or training by intermittent appointees of the National Disaster Medical System). Claimants must conform to all statutory eligibility requirements, including notification, intent, and timeliness of actions.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should be able to provide evidence of pre-service employment, proper notification, length and character of service, and proper request for reinstatement. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Contact the nearest Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (USDOL-VETS) office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

38 U.S.C. Chapter 43.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

The statute authorizes court review for unresolved complaints. Private action is also authorized; contact the nearest USDOL-VETS office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog for the procedure.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not Applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not Applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Not Applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0164-0-1-702.

Obigations

(Investigation of Complaints) FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable - Funding for this effort is included in the annual VETS budget for the administration of this program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the nearest Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Kenan Torrans 200 Constitution Ave., NW Room S-1325, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: torrans.william@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-4731 Fax: 202-693-4755

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.




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