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Veterans and military

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

This law protects the job right of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service. It also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.

Employers may provide the notice by posting the USERRA document where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs while ensuring that the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via e-mail).

Additional resources

MU Veterans Center

The University of Missouri Veterans Center works with veterans and service members who are current Mizzou students, faculty and staff as well as those considering a Mizzou education.

Student Financial Aid

The Student Financial Aid office provides information about the administration of veterans' educational assistance benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative

The Chancellor's Diversity Initiative has information on the veteran friendly campus proposals made by the chancellor’s task force.

MU Equity

MU Equity provides information and resources to resolve issues related to discrimination based on veteran status.

Military One Source

Military One Source offers a great deal of diverse services to all deploying/returning members of the Armed Forces. Whether its emotional support during deployments, relocation information, personal finances, employment challenges or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there...24/7/365! Services are available by phone at 1.800.342.9647 and/or online. When you call Military OneSource, you'll talk to a master's level consultant, trained to offer confidential support and practical solutions. These services are at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel and their families.

America’s Heroes At Work

America’s Heroes at Work is a public education campaign focusing on the employment challenges of transitioning service members living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Designed for employers and the workforce development system, the project provides information and tools to help individuals with TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace — particularly members of the military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, but also the other millions of Americans experiencing these common conditions.

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital

Part of VA Heartland Network, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital provides care and treatment to eligible veterans from throughout Missouri. A full continuum of care is provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research.

ParentLink

The Parent Link project helps parents in military families increase their parenting effectiveness by applying strategies that result from “stepping into their child’s world and seeing things from their children’s point of view.”

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Last updated: Oct. 8, 2013