Summary: H.R.1227 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1227. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/03/1973)

Vietnam Era Veterans' Reemployment Act - States that the purposes of this Act are to provide financial assistance to encourage both the public and private sectors to develop transitional employment opportunities for Vietnam era veterans, and to make temporary job opportunities available within the Federal Government for those veterans who are not accomodated under employment programs developed with such assistance.

Provides that the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall enter into arrangements with eligible States, local governments, Indian tribes, public or private nonprofit agencies, and private corporations to make financial assistance available for providing public service and other type transitional employment program assisted under this Act to be designed with a view toward developing new careers and providing opportunities for continued training. Makes provisions for applications for funds and for the distribution of such funds among the States corresponding to the number of Vietnam veterans in each State.

Requires that programs assisted under this Act shall not result in the displacement of currently employed workers, or substitute public service jobs for existing federally assisted jobs. Provides that such programs pay the minimum wage and afford workmen's compensation protection to workers. Requires Vietnam veterans applying to have made reasonable efforts to secure employment in the private sector. Prohibits any type of discrimination under this Act.

Provides for temporary employment of Vietnam era veterans by Federal agencies.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out the purposes and programs of this Act.