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Covered Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities (VEVRAA-Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act)

A separate Affirmative Action Plan, required of federal contractors, has been developed for covered veterans and persons with disabilities, prepared in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 503, as amended, and Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 60-741 (Affirmative Action Program for Handicapped Persons), the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistant Act of 1974, Section 4212, as amended, and Title 41 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 60-250 (Affirmative Action Program for Disabled Veterans, Other Protetcted Veterans and Recently Separated Veterans, pursuant to the categories defined by the Jobs for Veterans Act.

Protected Groups apply to:

  • Disabled veterans with service-connected disabilities
  • Other protected veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized
  • Recently separated veterans for the three-year period beginning on the date of such veterans' discharge or release from active duty
  • Armed Forces Service Medal for veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a U.S. military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order No. 12985.
  • An individual with a disability who has a disability or mental impairment that (1) substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities; (2) has a record of such impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

Required Contents of the Affirmative Plan

The required contents of the Affirmative Plan include a statement of policy, review of personnel processes, physical and mental qualification, reasonable accommodation to physical and mental limitations, harassment, external dissemination of policy, outreach and positive recruitment, internal dissemination of policy, an audit and reporting system, responsibility for implementation, training and compensation.