Invitation to Employees, who are...
Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Active Wartime or
Campaign Badge Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, and/or
Employees with Disabilities
As a federal contractor, the Laboratory is subject to Section 503 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to Section 402 of Vietnam Era Veterans
Readjustment Act (VEVRAA) of 1974, as amended. Therefore, the Laboratory is
required to take affirmative action in employment for qualified individuals
with disabilities and qualified veterans in the above mentioned categories.
According to the Code of Federal Regulations, an individual with a
disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment, which
substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such
impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.
- A disabled veteran
is: (1) a Veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation, or
(who but for the receipt of military
retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or (2) A person was discharged or released
from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
- A recently separated veteran means any veteran
during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's
discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground,
naval or air service.
- An active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran
means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground,
naval or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for
which a campaign badge has been authorized, under the laws administered
by the Department of Defense -
- An Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran means any
veteran who, while serving on active duty in the the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service,
participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed
medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985(61 FR 1209) -
If you qualify, we invite you to identify yourself. Submission of
this information is voluntary and your decision not to provide such
information will not subject you to discharge or to any other disciplinary
action. You may submit this information now or at any time in the
future. All information obtained shall be kept confidential, with the
- Supervisors and managers may be informed regarding
restrictions on work duties, and reasonable accommodations
- First aid and safety personnel may be informed if a
condition might require emergency treatment
- Government officials investigating compliance with the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990 or the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of
1974 shall be informed.
It would assist us if you tell us about:
- Any special methods, skills and procedures which qualify you for
positions that you might not otherwise be able to do because of your
disability so that you will be considered for a position of that kind.
- The accommodations we could make which would enable you to perform
the job properly and safely, including special equipment, changes in the
physical layout of the job, elimination of certain duties relating to
the job, or other accommodations.
Employees who would like to be considered or who allege that a violation
of this Act, under one of the Lab's Affirmative Action programs for persons
with a disability, special disabled veterans or
"other" veterans, should contact their manager or Rosa Palmore, Diversity Specialist, Bldg. 185A, telephone x2703, e-mail:
Last Modified: June 7, 2016
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