C. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Information
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) protects individuals performing, or who performed, uniformed service in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 4301-4335 from adverse employment discrimination on the basis of their uniformed service, and provides for their prompt restoration to civilian employment when they return to civilian life.
USERRA is intended to ensure that these service members are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service; are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty; and are not discriminated against in employment because of their military status or obligations.
Title 38, United States Code Chapter 43 (4301-4335)
20 CFR PART 1002—Regulations under the USERRA of 1994
5 CFR PART 353—Restoration to Duty from Uniformed Service or Compensable Injury
OPM Memorandum dated 09/21/2009: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Training
OPM Memorandum dated 09/10/2013: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Guidance
Online USERRA Training and Information:
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Webcast
OPM USERRA Protection for Federal Employees Presentation
Understanding VEOA and USERRA
HR University USERRA Training
DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 410, dated 09/25/2013: DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Training, Education, and Professional Development, which contains the mandatory training requirement for USERRA (Enclosure 3, Program Procedures, paragraph 8.m.)
Public Law 110-389, Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008