The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act (1974)

  • Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) - Requires that contractors and subcontractors with a federal contract or subcontract in the amount of $100,000 or more, entered into on or after December 1, 2003, for the purchase, sale, or use of personal property or non-personal services (including construction), take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified covered veterans. Disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (veterans within 3 years of their discharge or release from active duty), veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized (referred to as “other protected veterans”), and Armed Forces service medal veterans are covered veterans under VEVRAA.
    Prior to amendments made by the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), VEVRAA applied to contracts in the amount of $25,000 or more, and covered other categories of veterans. The JVA amendments apply only to contracts entered into on after December 1, 2003. For contracts or subcontracts of $25,000 or more, entered into before December 1, 2003, VEVRAA requires contractors to employ and advance in employment qualified disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, recently separated veterans (veterans within 1 year of their discharge or release from active duty), and other protected veterans.
  • 41 CFR Part 60-250 - Regulations describing the affirmative action obligations of contractors and subcontractors for qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.

As Applied to the University

As a federal contractor, continuing as an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator, upholding our Jesuit Tradition, and exceeding the requirements of Federal guidelines, The University of Scranton actively recruits and markets all position vacancies to veterans and veterans' groups. As an Educator, The University of Scranton is partnering with the federal government to help fund the cost of tuition for military veterans and eligible dependents by participating in the new federal Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). For more information on this program, click here.

The University of Scranton is required by law to act on all cases of sexual harassment, to have a policy, and to make the policy readily available. The policy covers all employees and students of the University. For more information regarding the Sexual Harassment Policy of the University of Scranton, please click here.