Followup Report on Services to Veterans in Delaware under Title VI of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act

HRD-77-16: Published: Feb 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1977.

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The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (Title VI) requires that special veterans receive special consideration. Special veterans are defined as those who served in the Armed Forces in Indochina, Korea, or adjacent waters between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, and who received other than a dishonorable discharge. This report updates earlier information on procedures used to give special consideration by Wilmington, Delaware, and points out inaccuracies in the reported statistics on veterans served.

Statistical differences between figures supplied by Wilmington officials and the Department of Labor may have resulted from the use of a variety of terms to classify veterans, which may have confused staff personnel and resulted in the erroneous coding of other veterans as special veterans in Wilmington. Wilmington is correcting veterans' classifications. Wilmington had not given the various hiring departments any guidelines on the consideration to be given to special veterans. Although Wilmington's delivery of services to veterans as a target group exceeded the planning goals, a lack of data on veteran unemployment in the city makes it difficult to assess if planning goals accurately reflected veterans' local needs. Wilmington prepares one list of eligible applicants for a job vacancy which does not identify veterans or special veterans. In addition, all applicants are referred to the hiring departments at the same time, regardless of veteran status.

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