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Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, As Amended

By United States Department of the Treasury

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Book Id: WPLBN0000228569
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Reproduction Date: 2006
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Title: Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, As Amended  
Author: United States Department of the Treasury
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Tax & accounting series, Internal Revenue Service publication
Collections: Government Library Collection, U.S. Department of the Internal Revenue Service
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Publisher: United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service


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Service, I. R. (n.d.). Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, As Amended. Retrieved from

Purpose of the Law: Improved Access. The intent of the law is to open up opportunities to veterans that might otherwise be closed to them because agencies were increasingly limiting announcements just to ?status? candidates - i.e., those who were already civil service employees. This law requires an agency to allow eligible veterans to apply when the agency will accept applications from individuals outside its own workforce. (?Agency,? in this context, means the parent agency - i.e., Department of Defense, not Department of the Army.) Veterans? preference, however, does not apply to selections made under merit promotion procedures. ! Improved Redress: The VEOA also allows a preference eligible who believes an agency has violated any of his or her rights under the veterans? preference laws or regulations, to file a formal complaint with the Department of Labor?s Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS). If VETS is unable to resolve the complaint within 60 days, the veteran may appeal to the Merit...


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