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Veterans' Issues


America's veterans, reservists and National Guard members may be entitled to certain workplace rights and preferences.

DOL's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers and enforces the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), which prohibits all employers from discriminating against an individual based on his or her status as a past or present member of the uniformed services.

In addition, DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) promotes equal opportunity in hiring and employment for qualified disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, recently separated veterans and veterans who served on active duty in a war or during a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.

Use the resources on this page to learn more about veterans' issues.


Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor

Helps employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under USERRA and provides a notice that employers may post or distribute to fulfill their requirement to notify employees of their rights and benefits under the Act.

Veterans' Employment and Career Transition Advisor

Helps wounded and injured service members and veterans access valuable online resources and contact information for one-on-one employment assistance to help them transition into the civilian workforce.

Veterans' Preference Advisor

Helps veterans examine preferences they may be entitled to with regard to federal employment.

e-VETS Resource Advisor

Helps active duty personnel, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and their family members navigate Internet resources on job searching, employment openings, career assessment, education and training opportunities, and available benefits.

Federal Contractor Compliance Advisor

Helps federal contractors and subcontractors understand basic coverage and compliance requirements for the equal employment opportunity laws administered by DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor

Helps employers determine which federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization. The Advisor also helps recipients of federal financial assistance understand their responsibilities under these laws.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor

Helps employers and employees determine coverage and eligibility under FMLA and reviews valid reasons for leave, notification responsibilities and employee rights and benefits under the Act.



For more information about veterans' issues, see: