The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) requires federal contractors and subcontractors to hire and promote covered veterans and prohibits discrimination against covered veterans.

Covered veterans were originally only Vietnam era veterans and special disabled veterans, but now include other protected veterans (veterans who served in a military campaign) and recently separated veterans.

VEVRAA enforces giving covered veterans priority in referrals to job openings and requires contractors and subcontractors to list their job openings with the local State Employment Delivery Service (SES).

However, if the contractors’ or subcontractors’ jobs meet one of the following, they do not need to list their jobs with the SES:

  1. Jobs that are filled by internal candidates
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