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Scheduled Maintenance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting scheduled system maintenance starting Friday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET through Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Most DOL websites and web systems will be affected and unavailable to the public. The National Contact Center remains open 24 hours a day to contact Job Corps (1-800-733-5627), MSHA (1-800-746-1553), and OSHA (1-800-321-6742).

Veterans' Employment & Training Service
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Compliance Assistance

USERRA

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the employment rights and ensures the reemployment of veterans, reservists and National Guard members after a period of active service and prohibits employment discrimination because of past, current, or future military obligations. It covers all employers, regardless of size, in the public and private sectors.

Veterans' Preference

Veterans who are disabled, who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring for virtually all Federal government jobs.

Federal Contractor Reporting

All Federal contractors and subcontractors with contracts exceeding specific thresholds must take affirmative action to hire and promote qualified targeted veterans. In addition, they are required to file a VETS-4212 annually which shows the number of targeted veterans in their work force by job category, hiring location, and number of new hires.