The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans improved access to Federal job opportunities and establishes a redress system for preference eligibles in the event that their veterans’ preference rights are violated. Section 4(c) of this Act applies those rights and protections afforded to veterans in the executive branch to certain veterans covered by the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA).

Pursuant to the CAA, the rights described became effective upon Congressional approval of the VEOA regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of the OCWR.