USERRA

USERRA

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Overview of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), together with other agencies, enforces the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. This video from OSC explains the law and the process for filing a complaint.

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​​​​​​​​Demonstration Project at OSC

Under a three-year Demonstration Project established by the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-175) OSC -- rather than the Department of Labor (DOL-VETS) -- investigated certain USERRA complaints involving federal executive agencies. Normally, such complaints are investigated by DOL-VETS and only referred to OSC at the claimant’s request for possible representation before the MSPB (see “Further OSC Enforcement” below).

From August 9, 2011, through August 8, 2014, OSC investigated all USERRA complaints involving federal executive agencies filed by individuals:

  1. Whose Social Security number ends in an odd number; or
  2. Who allege a related prohibited personnel practice allegation, regardless of Social Security number.
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​USERRA complaints should continue to be filed with DOL-VETS (see: How To File A Complaint. ​DOL-VETS will automatically transfer to OSC complaints covered by the Demonstration Project.