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How to File a USERRA Complaint

​If you believe your USERRA rights may have been violated, you may file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment & Training Service (DOL-VETS):

  • The DOL-VETS USERRA complaint form, VETS-1010, and instructions for completing and submitting it, are available here;

  • The contact information for your local DOL-VETS office is available here;

  • You may speak to a DOL-VETS representative by calling 1-866-487-2365;

​If you choose to file a USERRA complaint, DOL-VETS ​will investigate and attempt to resolve it; if efforts at resolution are unsuccessful, you may have the option of seeking representation from either OSC (if the complaint involves a federal executive agency, with certain limited exceptions) or the U.S. Department of Justice (if the complaint involves a state, local, or private employer).​​

At various stages before and during the complaint process, you may also have the option of filing an action with the ​Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) (if the complaint involves a federal executive agency, with certain limited exceptions) or in federal or state court (if the complaint involves a state, local, or private employer).​​