38 U.S. Code § 4102 - Purpose

The Congress declares as its intent and purpose that there shall be an effective
(1) job and job training intensive services program,
(2) employment placement service program, and
(3) job training placement service program for eligible veterans and eligible persons and that, to this end policies and regulations shall be promulgated and administered by an Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training, established by section 4102A of this title, through a Veterans’ Employment and Training Service within the Department of Labor, so as to provide such veterans and persons the maximum of employment and training opportunities, with priority given to the needs of disabled veterans and veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized through existing programs, coordination and merger of programs and implementation of new programs, including programs carried out by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service to implement all efforts to ease the transition of servicemembers to civilian careers that are consistent with, or an outgrowth of, the military experience of the servicemembers.

Source

(Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1217, § 2011; renumbered § 2002,Pub. L. 87–675, § 1(a),Sept. 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 558; amended Pub. L. 89–358, § 6(c),Mar. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 27; Pub. L. 92–540, title V, § 502(a),Oct. 24, 1972, 86 Stat. 1094; Pub. L. 93–508, title IV, § 401(b),Dec. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1592; Pub. L. 94–502, title VI, § 601(a),Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2404; Pub. L. 96–466, title V, § 504(a)(2),Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2203; Pub. L. 97–306, title III, § 302,Oct. 14, 1982, 96 Stat. 1437; Pub. L. 98–160, title VII, § 702(15),Nov. 21, 1983, 97 Stat. 1010; Pub. L. 100–323, § 15(b)(1), (d),May 20, 1988, 102 Stat. 574; renumbered § 4102 and amended Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a), (c)(1),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406; Pub. L. 107–288, § 5(a)(1)(B), (b)(1),Nov. 7, 2002, 116 Stat. 2044, 2045.)
Prior Provisions

Prior section 4102,Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1243; Pub. L. 89–785, title I, § 102,Nov. 7, 1966, 80 Stat. 1368; Pub. L. 94–581, title I, § 110(1),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2848, related to divisions of Department of Medicine and Surgery, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–40, title IV, § 401(a)(3),May 7, 1991, 105 Stat. 210. See section 7305 of this title.
Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in former section 2001 of this title prior to the amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 92–540.
Amendments

2002—Pub. L. 107–288, § 5(a)(1)(B), substituted “job and job training intensive services program,” for “job and job training counseling service program,”.
Pub. L. 107–288, § 5(b)(1), substituted “and veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized” for “and veterans of the Vietnam era” and inserted before period “, including programs carried out by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service to implement all efforts to ease the transition of servicemembers to civilian careers that are consistent with, or an outgrowth of, the military experience of the servicemembers”.
1991—Pub. L. 102–83renumbered section 2002 of this title as this section and substituted “4102A” for “2002A”.
1988—Pub. L. 100–323inserted “and Training” after “for Veterans’ Employment” and substituted “Veterans’ Employment and Training Service” for “Veterans Employment Service”.
1983—Pub. L. 98–160substituted “an Assistant” for “a Assistant”.
1982—Pub. L. 97–306inserted “and regulations” after “to this end policies”, and inserted “, with priority given to the needs of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era” after “opportunities”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–466struck out “Deputy” before “Assistant Secretary”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–502inserted “by a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veteran’s Employment, established by section 2002A of this title,” after “promulgated and administered”.
1974—Pub. L. 93–508substituted “eligible veterans and eligible persons” for “eligible veterans” and “to provide such veterans and persons” for “to provide such veterans”.
1972—Pub. L. 92–540substituted provisions stating the Congressional declaration of purpose, for provisions relating to the assignment of veterans’ employment representatives. See section 2003 of this title.
1966—Pub. L. 89–358inserted “or of service after January 31, 1955” after “veterans of any war” in cls. (3) and (5); “or of service after January 31, 1955” after “veteran of any war” in first sentence; and “or of service after January 31, 1955,” after “veterans of any war” in cls. (1) and (4), wherever appearing, respectively.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–288, § 5(b)(2),Nov. 7, 2002, 116 Stat. 2045, provided that: “The amendments made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 7, 2002].”
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–466effective Oct. 1, 1980, see section 802(e) ofPub. L. 96–466, set out as a note under section 4101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–502effective Dec. 1, 1976, see section 703(c) ofPub. L. 94–502, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3693 of this title.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–508effective Dec. 3, 1974, see section 503 ofPub. L. 93–508, set out as a note under section 3452 of this title.
Effective Date of 1972 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 92–540effective 90 days after Oct. 24, 1972, see section 601(b) ofPub. L. 92–540, set out as a note under section 4101 of this title.
Veteran’s Employment Provisions

Pub. L. 93–567, title I, § 104,Dec. 31, 1974, 88 Stat. 1848, as amended by Pub. L. 94–444, § 12(a),Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1483; Pub. L. 94–502, title VI, § 601(c),Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2404, which authorized Secretary of Labor to provide for an outreach and public information program for veterans utilizing, to maximum extent, the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare and the Veterans’ Administration, was repealed by Pub. L. 95–524, § 7,Oct. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 2021.

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20 CFR - Employees' Benefits

20 CFR Part 601 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

20 CFR Part 651 - GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE FEDERAL-STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE SYSTEM

20 CFR Part 652 - ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONING OF STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

20 CFR Part 653 - SERVICES OF THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE SYSTEM

20 CFR Part 658 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE JOB SERVICE SYSTEM

20 CFR Part 1001 - SERVICES FOR VETERANS

 

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