Resources for Veterans
Veterans Rights outlined in the Congressional Accountability Act
USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994)
Provides reemployment rights to service members who leave their jobs for military service and protects covered individuals from discrimination and retaliation based on their military service. USERRA also provides certain health insurance continuation rights similar to benefits provided under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”) as well as discharge protection rights following reemployment.
VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998)
Mandates a hiring preference to eligible veterans for certain qualifying positions in the legislative branch.
FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993)
Provides leave for a qualifying exigency, including a call to active duty of an immediate family member, and military caregiver leave to care for family members whose injuries were caused or exacerbated by active military duty.
Not sure of your rights, or feel your rights are being violated? Contact the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights.
Wounded Warrior Program
Under the sponsorship of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House (CAO), the Wounded Warrior Program provides 2-year, paid fellowships for disabled veterans to work in congressional offices in either the Washington, DC or district locations.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Want to hire a Wounded Warrior? (Member Offices)
Members may request a WWP fellowship by contacting Solomon Jennings at 202-226-1944 or sending an email to email@example.com.
What is the definition of a "wounded warrior"? Do I qualify?
Any disabled veteran who has served on active duty since September 11, 2001, has fewer than 20 years of military service, and has received either a Memorandum Rating of 30 percent or greater from their service Physical Evaluation Board or a VA service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or greater is eligible to apply for positions with this program. Candidates for employment must have been honorably discharged and possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
How do I apply for the Wounded Warrior Program?
Eligible applicants may send the scanned required documentation, which includes a current resume, last DD214 (page 4) and proof of a minimum 30% disability rating for a service connected condition, to HouseWoundedWarriors@mail.house.gov. Please be sure to indicate the position for which you are applying.
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Gold Star Families Fellowship Program
The Gold Star Families Congressional Fellowship Program aims to recognize the contributions of the loved ones who serve alongside our servicemembers. The program establishes a year-long fellowship with a congressional office for the children, siblings, or spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty or from a service-connected injury, either in DC or in a District office.
The program is in development, check back soon for updates.