VRA Appointments For On-call Positions

GGD-94-31R: Published: Oct 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1993.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Vietnam veterans' allegations that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) withheld certain rights and entitlements due them as recipients of veterans readjustment appointments (VRA). GAO found that: (1) the veterans' VRA rights and entitlements were not denied; (2) although positions filled through VRA appointments usually lead to permanent full-time positions, the Office of Personnel Management's regulations do not guarantee such positions; (3) due to the overall downsizing of the Department of Defense, no permanent, full-time positions have materialized; (4) there was no basis for allegations that DLA improperly manipulated VRA funds or retaliated against veterans; (5) DLA did not improperly transfer employees from a depot that was closing to an Air Force base, instead of hiring veterans; (6) the Air Force improperly appointed veterans to demonstration on-call positions and failed to convert them to traditional on-call employees; and (7) the Air Force and DLA did not timely convert the veterans from VRA appointees to career status employees.

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