As used in this act:
a. "Affirmative action program for veterans of the Vietnam era" means a plan guaranteeing to veterans of the Vietnam era an equal employment opportunity, which includes but is not limited to the following areas: recruitment, selection, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, return from layoff, compensation, and fringe benefits.
b. "Public works contract" means any contract exceeding $250,000.00 in price to be performed for or on behalf of the State for the construction, alteration, or repair of any building or public work.
c. "Veteran of the Vietnam era" means any soldier, sailor, marine, airman, nurse or army field clerk, who has served at least 90 days in the active military, naval or air service of the United States, commencing in the period between the dates of January 1, 1960 and August 1, 1974, and has been discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable, and who has presented to the Civil Service Commission of New Jersey full and convincing evidence of such record of service on or before the date of making application for a position governed by this act. The 90 day requirement for active service is exclusive of any time such veteran was assigned: (1) for a course of education or training under the Army Specialized Training Program or the Navy College Training Program, which course was a continuation of his civilian course and was pursued to completion; or (2) as a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies, any part of which 90 days was served between said dates; and exclusive of any service performed pursuant to the provisions of section 511(d) of Title 10, United States Code, pursuant to an enlistment in the Army National Guard or as a reserve for service in the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, or Coast Guard Reserve; provided, that any person receiving an actual, service-incurred injury or disability shall be classed as a veteran, whether or not he has completed the 90 days' service as herein provided.
L.1983, c. 197, s. 1, eff. May 27, 1983.
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