PUBLIC LAW 95-520—OCT. 26, 1978
92 STAT. 1821
expire on December 31, 1981, and until such date the Administrator may, if necessary to prevent hardship, waive the applicability to the Commonwealth of Puerto Eico and to the Virgin Islands of the restrictions in this subclause with respect to hospital patient loads and incidence of provision of medical services". SEC. 6. (a) Section 2012(b) of title 38, United States Code, relating to veterans' employment emphasis under Federal contracts, is amended by inserting after "veterans" a comma and "or if any veteran who is entitled to disability compensation under the laws administered by the Veterans' Administration believes that any such contractor has discriminated against such veteran because such veteran is a handicapped individual within the meaning of section 7(6) of the Eehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 706(6))". (b)(1) Subsection (b) of section 2014 of such title, relating to vet- 38 USC 2014 erans readjustment appointments within the Federal Government, is amended to read as follows: "(b)(1) To further the policy stated in subsection (a) of this sec- Vietnam tion, veterans of the Vietnam era shall be eligible, in accordance with veterans. regulations which the Civil Service Commission shall prescribe, for veterans readjustment appointments, and for subsequent career-conditional appointments, under the terms and conditions specified in Execu5 USC 3302 note. tive Order Numbered 11521 (March 26, 1970), except that— "(A) such an appointment may be made up to and including the level GS-7 or its equivalent; "(B) a veteran of the Vietnam era shall be eligible for such an appointment without any time limitation with respect to eligibility for such an appointment; and "(C) a veteran of the Vietnam era who is entitled to disability compensation under the laws administered by the Veterans' Administration or whose discharge or release from active duty was for a disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty shall be eligible for such an appointment without regard to the number of years of education completed by such veteran. "(2) In this subsection, the term 'veteran of the Vietnam era' has the "Veteran of the Vietnam era." meaning given such term in section 2011(2)(A) of this title. "(3) No veterans readjustment appointment may be made under 38 USC 2011. authority of this subsection after September 30, 1981.^'. (2) Subsection (d) of such section is amended (A) by striking out Report. "thereof" in the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "of this section", and (B) by adding at the end of such subsection the following new sentence: "Each report under the preceding sentence shall include in the specification of the use and extent of appointments made under subsection (b) of this section the following information (shown for all veterans and separately for veterans described in subsection (b)(1)(C) of this section and other veterans): "(1) The number of appointments made under such subsection since_ the last such report and the grade levels in which such appointments were made. " (2) The number of individuals receiving appointments under such subsection whose appointments were converted to career conditional appointments, or whose employment under such an appointment has terminated, since the last such report, together with a complete listing of categories of causes of appointment terminations and the number of such individuals whose employment has terminated falling into each such category.