Summary: H.R.4088 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/12/1990)

Veterans Recruitment Authority Act of 1990 - Revises the policy of the United States with respect to the provision of veterans' recruitment appointment authority (the offering of post-service Federal employment opportunities) to declare a Government obligation to assist veterans in readjusting to civilian life. Waives the current maximum GS-9 level for such appointments. Makes all qualifying veterans eligible for such appointments without regard to the number of years of education completed. Gives a preference to such appointments to veterans entitled to veterans' disability compensation or who were discharged or released from active duty for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty. Requires veterans receiving such an appointment to receive appropriate training or education by the agency involved, complete the prescribed probationary period, and acquire a competitive civil service status.

Extends eligibility for veterans' recruitment appointment authority to veterans who first became members of the armed forces or entered active duty after May 7, 1975, and were discharged or released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable. Places a time limitation on such appointment authority for such members of five years from such release or discharge or from the enactment of this Act, whichever is later. Waives such limitation for veterans with service-connected disabilities or who served on active duty for which a campaign badge was authorized.