Social Security Administration Employees in the Military

Monday, September 23, 2013
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Congress enacted Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) to protect the employment and reemployment rights of Federal and non-Federal employees when they leave their employment to perform military or other uniformed service and return to civilian employment after service. In general, the protected person is entitled to reemployment with the same status, seniority, and rate of pay as if continuously employed during the period of service. Additionally, Congress believes the Government should be a model employer in carrying out the USERRA provisions.

In this review, our auditors gathered information on USERRA violations at the Social Security Administration to determine how SSA employees with military leave viewed SSA as an employer.