Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 96 Part 2.djvu/75
PUBLIC LAW 97-306—OCT. 14, 1982
96 STAT. 1437
those needs, policies and programs to increase opportunities for such veterans to obtain employment, job training, counseling, and job placement services and assistance in securing advancement in employment should be effectively and vigorously implemented by the Secretary of Labor and such implementation should be accomplished through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment.". (b)(1) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting before the item relating to section 2001 the following new item: "2000. Findings.".
(2) The item relating to chapter 41 in the table of chapters preceding part I and in the table of chapters at the beginning of part III is amended by striking out "2001" and inserting in lieu thereof "2000". PURPOSE OF JOBS TRAINING PROGRAMS
SEC. 302. Section 2002 is amended— 38 USC 2002. (1) by inserting "and regulations" after "to this end policies"; and (2) by inserting a comma and "with priority given to the needs of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era" after "opportunities". JURISDICTION OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF LABOR FOR VETERANS* EMPLOYMENT
SEC. 303. Section 2002A is amended by adding at the end the 38 USC 2002A. following new sentence: "The employees of the Department of Labor administering chapter 43 of this title shall be administratively and 38 USC 2021 et functionally responsible to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for *Veterans' Employment.". STATE AND ASSISTANT STATE DIRECTORS FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT
SEC. 304. (a)(1) Section 2003 is amended by striking out the section 38 USC 2003. heading and all of the matter preceding clause (1) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "§ 2003. State and Assistant State Directors for Veterans' Employment "(a) The Secretary of Labor shall assign to each State a representative of the Veterans' Employment Service to serve as the State Director for Veterans' Employment, and shall assign full-time Federal clerical support to each such Director. The Secretary shall also assign to each State one Assistant State Director for Veterans' Employment per each 250,000 veterans and eligible persons of the State veterans population and such additional Assistant State Directors for Veterans' Emplo5anent as the Secretary shall determine, based on the data collected pursuant to section 2007 of this title, to be necessary to assist the State Director for Veterans' Employment to carry out effectively in that State the purposes of this chapter. Full-time Federal clerical support personnel assigned to State Directors for Veterans' Employment shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competi-