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Administrative Regulation Week 2 Assignment
Nicole Alexander

1. Department of Labor: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/contentStreamer?objectId=0900006480273667&disposition=attachment&contentType=html My father is a 22-year veteran of the United States Army. He was considered 40% disabled because of injuries and trauma sustained during his military career (including two tours in Vietnam) upon his discharge. (Currently he is considered 90% disabled). He also became a government procurement director after his discharge and worked in the arena of assisting other veterans who owned their own businesses attain state and federal contracts.

2. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published a new set of regulations to implement the amendments to the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974(``VEVRAA'') that were made by the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) enacted in 2002. These amendments addressed three areas: a. Raised the threshold dollar amount of the Government contracts that are subject to the affirmative action provisions of VEVRAA b. Changed the categories of veterans protected by the law c. Changed the manner in which the mandatory job listing requirement is to be implemented

3. My comment on the proposal: d. I am writing to support the current proposal changing the category of veteran protection in the current law. I had concerns when the JVA eliminated the category of Vietnam Era Veterans under VEVRAA. But I recognize that may Vietnam era veterans will remain covered in other categories. This regulation expands the coverage to three years after discharge. This is vital because studies show that it takes anywhere from 6 to 24 months for disabled veterans to re-assimilate into society…...

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