Invitation to Voluntarily Self-Identify Veteran Status
We ask that you please consider completing this Invitation to Voluntarily Self-Identify Veteran Status to
help us fulfill our commitments to equal opportunity and affirmative action and to meet our obligations as a
government contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended
by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA).
“Protected veteran” categories are identified in VEVRAA. This statute requires Government contractors to
take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment: (1) disabled veterans; (2) recently separated
veterans; (3) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; and (4) Armed Forces service medal
veterans. VEVRAA defines these classifications as follows:
Protected Veteran classifications are defined as follows:
A "disabled veteran" is one of the following:
a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected
A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of
such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the
U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a
campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
An "Armed Forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S.
military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an
Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Are you a protected veteran:
☐ I am a protected veteran ☐ I am NOT a protected veteran ☐ I choose not to ID
How did you learn about the job for which you are applying? (Please limit your selection to
3. Job Board __________________________
5. Other (Please indicate) _________________
2. City Employee
4. City of Brockton Website