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Construction Program Guide

Veterans Employment Provision

Section 1506 of MAP-21, added a veterans hiring provision to Section 114 of title 23, U.S.C. requiring Federal-aid recipients "to the extent practicable, encourage contractors working on a highway project funded using the assistance to make a best faith effort in the hiring or referral of laborers on any project for the construction of a highway to veterans . . ."

Section 114 of title 23, U.S.C.

"(d) Veterans Employment. -

(1) In general. - Subject to paragraph (2), a recipient of Federal financial assistance under this chapter shall, to the extent practicable, encourage contractors working on a highway project funded using the assistance to make a best faith effort in the hiring or referral of laborers on any project for the construction of a highway to veterans (as defined in section 2108 of title 5) who have the requisite skills and abilities to perform the construction work required under the contract.

(2) Administration. - This subsection shall not -

(A) apply to projects subject to section 140(d); or

(B) be administered or enforced in any manner that would require an employer to give a preference to any veteran over any equally qualified applicant who is a member of any racial or ethnic minority, a female, or any equally qualified former employee."

Authority/Legal Basis

  1. Laws
    • Section 1506 of MAP-21, added a Veteran's hiring preference to Section 114 of the 23 U.S.C.
  2. Regulations
    • None.
  3. Orders
    • None.
  4. Policy
    • None

Guidance

  1. General information
  2. Training
    • None.
Updated: 01/13/2014
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