January 1, 1998

Web site answers vet’s questions

BOULDER — A new Internet program to inform veterans, reservists and National Guard members about employment and re-employment rights debuted recently.

The U.S. Department of Labor computer program offers a question/answer format to imitate the interaction a person might have with a human expert.

It answers questions about employee eligibility and job entitlements; employer rights and obligations; and benefits and remedies available under the law. It joins a similar program set up to explain veterans preferences in hiring for federal government jobs.

The veterans preference program World Wide Web site has been averaging more than 400 “hits” per month. Last year, veterans investigated 1,216 formal complaints under USERRA. Internet “hot buttons” provide easy access to the information. The buttons also contain direct hyperlinks to more detailed information on other Web sites.

Both systems can be accessed on the Labor Department’s Web site at www.dol.gov/dol/vets.

BOULDER — A new Internet program to inform veterans, reservists and National Guard members about employment and re-employment rights debuted recently.

The U.S. Department of Labor computer program offers a question/answer format to imitate the interaction a person might have with a human expert.

It answers questions about employee eligibility and job entitlements; employer rights and obligations; and benefits and remedies available under the law. It joins a similar program set up to explain veterans preferences in hiring for federal government jobs.

The veterans preference program World Wide…

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