H. R. 1316
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 21, 2013
Mr. Flores introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to specify the responsibilities of the Directors and Assistant Directors of Veterans’ Employment and Training.
Responsibilities of the Directors of Veterans’ Employment and Training
Section 4103 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b):
Each Director and Assistant Director assigned to a State under subsection (a) shall carry out the following responsibilities:
Monitoring the performance of veterans’ training and employment programs in the State, with special emphasis on services to disabled veterans.
Monitoring the performance of the State workforce agency in complying with section 4212 of this title.
Suggesting to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training corrective actions that could be taken by the State workforce agency to address deficiencies in the performance of veterans’ training and employment programs in the State.
Annually negotiating with the State workforce agency to establish performance goals for veterans’ training and employment programs in the State.
Reviewing the State’s requests for funding for veterans’ training and employment programs and providing advice to the State workforce agency and the Assistant Secretary regarding such funding requests.
Conducting outreach to inform employers in the State regarding their rights and responsibilities under chapter 43 of this title and of veterans preferences and Federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ affirmative action programs to hire veterans.
Managing programs to administer and investigate chapter 43 of this title, veterans preferences under Federal and State laws, and federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ affirmative action programs to hire veterans.
Forwarding complaints regarding possible violations of chapter 43 of this title to the appropriate Regional Administrator or to the to the Assistant Secretary, as required.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Secretary as directed.
Carrying out grant officer technical representative responsibilities for grants issued under programs administered by the Department.
Providing advice to the State workforce agency on strategies to market veterans to employers.
Supervising and managing all support staff, including Assistant Directors, establishing workload priorities, managing all personnel actions, and evaluating all assigned personnel.
Submitting to the Assistant Secretary regular reports on the matters described in paragraphs (1), (2), (4), and (10), and any other matters the Director or Assistant Secretary determine appropriate.
Performing such other related duties as directed by the Assistant Secretary.