32 CFR 104.5 - Responsibilities.
(a) The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)):
(1) In addition to the responsibilities in paragraph (d) of this section, the USD(P&R) has overall responsibility for DoD policy pertaining to total force management in accordance with DoD Directive 5124.02.
(2) Develops and oversees the implementation of DoD policy pertaining to civilian employment and reemployment rights, benefits, and obligations.
(b) Under the authority, direction, and control of USD(P&R), the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (ASD(RA)), with input from the Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), advises the USD(P&R) on policies and procedures to promote and inform uniformed Service members and employers on civilian employment and reemployment rights, benefits and obligations in accordance with USERRA.
(c) Under the authority, direction, and control of the USD(P&R), the Director, Department of Defense Human Resources Activity (DoDHRA), oversees the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
(d) The OSD and DoD Component heads develop and implement procedures within their respective Components that are appropriate and in accordance with public law and DoD policy pertaining to providing information to persons entitled to rights, benefits, and obligations afforded under USERRA at 38 U.S.C. Chapter 43.