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
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Veteran's Employment and Training Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
ADVISORY SERVICES AND COUNSELING; DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION; INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
38 U.S.C. Chapter 43.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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.
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 OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Contact the nearest Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (USDOL-VETS) office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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.
Kenan Torrans 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Phone: (202) 693-4729.
(Investigation of Complaints) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0 - Funding for this effort is included in the annual VETS budget.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects