38 U.S. Code § 4109. National Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Institute

(a)
In order to provide for such training as the Secretary considers necessary and appropriate for the efficient and effective provision of employment, job-training, intensive services, placement, job-search, and related services to veterans, the Secretary shall establish and make available such funds as may be necessary to operate a National Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Institute for the training of disabled veterans’ outreach program specialists, local veterans’ employment representatives, Directors for Veterans’ Employment and Training, and Assistant Directors for Veterans’ Employment and Training, Regional Administrators for Veterans’ Employment and Training, and such other personnel involved in the provision of employment, job-training, intensive services, placement, or related services to veterans as the Secretary considers appropriate, including travel expenses and per diem for attendance at the Institute.
(b)
In implementing this section, the Secretary shall, as the Secretary considers appropriate, provide, out of program funds designated for the Institute, training for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service personnel, including travel expenses and per diem to attend the Institute.
(c)
(1)
Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing the Institute to enter into contracts or agreements with departments or agencies of the United States or of a State, or with other organizations, to carry out training of personnel of such departments, agencies, or organizations in the provision of services referred to in subsection (a).
(2)
All proceeds collected by the Institute under a contract or agreement referred to in paragraph (1) shall be applied to the applicable appropriation.
(d)
(1)
The Secretary shall require that each disabled veterans’ outreach program specialist and local veterans’ employment representative who receives training provided by the Institute, or its successor, is given a final examination to evaluate the specialist’s or representative’s performance in receiving such training.
(2)
The results of such final examination shall be provided to the entity that sponsored the specialist or representative who received the training.
Amendments

2011—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–56 added subsec. (d).

2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–288, § 5(a)(1)(F), substituted “intensive services,” for “counseling,” in two places.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–288, § 5(e), added subsec. (c).

1991—Pub. L. 102–83 renumbered section 2009 of this title as this section.

1988—Pub. L. 100–323 amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to a National Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Institute for provisions relating to national veterans’ employment and training programs.

Effective Date of 2011 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–56, title II, § 240(b), Nov. 21, 2011, 125 Stat. 727, provided that:

“Subsection (d) of section 4109 of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to training provided by the National Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Institute that begins on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 21, 2011].”
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–323 effective on 60th day after May 20, 1988, see section 16(b)(2) of Pub. L. 100–323, set out as a note under section 3104 of this title.