From: K Stahl
Organization: Unnamed Superiors
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Subject: Re: UPDATED -- Veterans Employment Law, a reminder -- Clip, Save and
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 01:45:02 GMT
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 01:45:02 GMT
Mark McBride wrote:
> VFW reps, AmVet reps, VVOA reps, American Legion reps, PLEASE pass
> this info to your members!!! And to the human resources personnel at
> your company. There should not be ONE jobless vet who wants a job!
> The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 was
> amended with the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)
> to include "recently separated veterans" and "other covered veterans."
> A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran who served on active
> duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during the
> one year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or
> release from active duty.
> "Other protected veteran" means any other veteran who served on active
> duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during a war
> or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been
> authorized, other than a special disabled veteran, veteran of the
> Vietnam era, or recently separated veteran.
Ever since I was discharged from the Navy in 1977 I have always included
a reference to the VEVRAA in my cover letter and since leaving
government employment in 1992 I have generally only applied with
companies that do government work. Most vets don't even know this card
or how to play it.