The University of Illinois Administration is a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), which requires government contractors to take affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance in employment certain categories of veterans. These categories of protected veterans are defined below. As a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we are required to solicit this information from applicants, and your response will assist us in measuring the effectiveness of our outreach and positive recruitment efforts. We also maintain an affirmative action plan for protected veterans, designed to ensure that we recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to protected veteran status.
Submission of this information is voluntary. Refusal to provide a response will not subject you to any adverse treatment. Responses will be kept confidential and will not be used in any manner that is inconsistent with VEVRAA.
The term “Disabled Veteran” is defined as a (1) 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 Department of Veterans Affairs; or (2) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
The term “Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran” means any veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service, participated in a United States military expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.
The term “Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded.
The term “Recently Separated Veteran” is defined as any veteran discharged or released from active duty in the past three years.