Veterans' Employment and Training Service

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Veterans' Employment and Training Service
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Agency overview
Formed 1981
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees 1,000
Agency executive
Website www.dol.gov/vets

The United States Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (OASVET) was established by Secretary's Order No. 5-81 in December 1981.[1]

The assistant secretary position was created by P.L. 96-466 in October 1980, to replace the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment position created by P.L. 94-502 in October 1976. The bipartisan Congressional intent was to establish leadership of the department's programs for services to veterans at the policy-making level, and thereby help to ensure Congressional mandates for an effective:

  • Job and job training counseling service program,
  • Employment placement service program, and
  • Job training placement service program for eligible veterans (carried out by the United States Department of Labor).

Corruption scandal[edit]

On 22 July 2011, the then assistant secretary, Ray Jefferson, was led out of the Frances Perkins Building by the FBI and subsequently resigned on July 25, 2011, following a contracting scandal.[2][3][4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dol.gov/vets
  2. ^ Matt Bewig and Noel Brinkerhoff (30 July 2011). "Labor Official Resigns Following Corruption Investigation: Who is Raymond Jefferson?". allgov.com. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Labor Official Resigns Following Corruption Investigation". Kansas City Star. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ Steve Vogel (28 July 2011). "Raymond Jefferson leaves Labor Department after ethics finding". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ BILL LAMBRECHT (28 July 2011). "McCaskill criticizes Labor Department contracting 'boondoggle'". St Louis Today. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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