Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 21, 1997 Form

For The Record:
Special Disabled

The United States Department of Labor Office of Veterans' Employment and Training requires the university to submit annual reports of faculty and staff who volunteer information as to whether they are Vietnam-era veterans and/or special disabled veterans.

"Veteran of the Vietnam era" means a person who served more than 180 days of active military, naval or air service, any part of which was during the period Aug. 5, 1964, through May 7, 1975, and who

    (a) was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, or

    (b) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

"Special disabled veteran" means a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Veterans Administration for a disability

    (a) rated at 30 percent or more, or

    (b) rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under section 1506 of Title 38, U.S.C., to have a serious employment handicap, or

    (c) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of service-connected disability.

By law, provision of the information or refusal to provide the information will not subject any person to any adverse treatment and will be kept confidential.

Any person who wishes to volunteer information as to his/her veteran status is requested to provide the Office of Affirmative Action with the following information by Feb. 28, 1997:

Name, Job Title, Department, Date of Hire, Identification as Vietnam-Era Veteran or Special Disabled Veteran.

For further information, contact Yvonne Th‚odore, affirmative action officer, 205 Garland Hall, Homewood campus, (410)516-8075.

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