The USERRA Advisor is designed to help you learn more about the
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). A series of
questions has been developed for employees and employers. To determine your rights and
responsibilities, select from the list of questions below. To ensure an accurate
understanding of USERRA, we encourage you to go through all of the sections in the Advisor
that are applicable to you.
After you review the USERRA Advisor, we would greatly appreciate any comments, ideas or
suggestions. If you experience any technical problems with the Advisor, or have any
suggestions for improving it, please let us know by sending an e-mail to William Torrans at Torrans.William@dol.gov. If you have specific
questions regarding the law, please contact your local VETS office.
In general, Federal employees have substantially the same rights under USERRA as
non-Federal employees. Veterans who are Federal employees or who are applying for Federal
employment may have additional rights under the Veterans Preference statute. If you
have a 5 or 10 point veterans preference rating, or are unsure if you have
veterans preference points, please visit the Veterans
Preference Advisor. If you are a veteran employed by a Federal agency that is
undergoing a reduction-in-force (RIF), or about to undergo a RIF that might affect you,
the Veterans Preference Advisor can provide you with information about your rights
and responsibilities in this area.