GOODWILL INDUSTRIES-SUNCOAST, INC.
St. Petersburg, Florida
INVITATION TO APPLICANTS
VOLUNTARY REQUEST TO SELF-IDENTIFY AS PROTECTED VETERAN
Goodwill-Suncoast is a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as
amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. (VEVRAA), which requires government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in
employment: (1) disabled veterans; (2) recently seperated veterans; (3) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; and (4) Armed Forces service medal veterans. These
classifications are defined as follows:
A "disabled veteran" is one of the following:
- (1) veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service who is entitled to
compensation (or 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 disability.
The term “Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran” means any 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.
The term “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.
The term “Recently Separated Veteran” is defined as any veteran discharged or released from active duty in the past three years.
Protected veterans may have additional rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USSERA).
In particular, if you were absent from employment in order to perform service in the uniformed service, you may be entitled to be
reemployed by your employer in the position you would have obtained with reasonable certainty if not for the absence due to service.
For more information, call the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Services(VETS), toll-free, at 1-866-4-USA-DOL.
If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed above, please indicate by checking the appropriate box below.
As a Government contractor subject to VEVRAA, we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and
positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA.
Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide a response will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information
provided will be used only in ways that are not inconsistant with VEVRAA.
The information will be kept confidential, except that (i) supervisors and managers may be informed regarding restrictions on the work or duties of disabled
veterans, and regarding necessary accommodations; (ii) first aid and safety personnel may be informed, when and to the extent appropriate, if you have
a condition that might require emergency treatment; and (iii) Government officials engaged in enforcing laws administered by the Office of Federal Contract
Compliance Programs, or enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be informed.
If you are an applicant or new hire, please list your referral source: