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Policy on Employment of Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era

Georgia Southern University reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity for qualified disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Covered Veterans. In accordance with the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998; and the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, the University will ensure that all such persons are treated without bias in all employment practices including, but not limited to, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, termination, compensation, and training and development programs. All employment practices and activities, whether provided or conducted by Georgia Southern or by another entity on behalf of Georgia Southern, are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis. To achieve this, Georgia Southern University will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Covered Veterans, and will administer all personnel actions without regard to status as a veteran, and will base all such decisions on valid, job-related requirements. Georgia Southern University will ensure that all Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Covered Veteran employees and applicants are informed of the contents of its policy statement, and employees and applicants will not be subject to unlawful discrimination for invoking their rights under this policy.

Last updated: 11/5/2020