Title 71 - Veterans - Chapter 8 - Veterans Affairs - Section 3 - Duties of executive director -- Services to veterans.


Published: 2018-05-08

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Effective 5/8/2018 71-8-3 Duties of executive director -- Services to veterans.

The executive director shall: (1) be responsible for the administration and the operation or support of the following veteran-

related operations: (a) Utah State Veterans Nursing Homes and Programs; (b) Utah State Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park; (c)Title 71, Chapter 10, Veterans Preference; (d) any locally or federally funded programs for homeless veterans within the state; and (e) any federally funded education services for veterans within the state;

(2) maintain liaison with local, state, and federal veterans agencies and with Utah veterans organizations;

(3) provide current information so that veterans, their surviving spouses and family members, and Utah veterans organizations will be aware of benefits to which they are, or may become, entitled;

(4) reach out and assist veterans and their families in applying for benefits and services; (5) develop and maintain a system for determining how many veterans are employed by the

various government entities within the state and keeping track of them; (6) cooperate with other state entities in the receipt of information to create and maintain a record

of veterans in Utah; (7) create and administer a veterans assistance registry, with recommendations from the council,

that will provide contact information to the qualified donors of materials and labor for certain qualified recipients;

(8) prepare an annual report for presentation not later than November 30 of each year to the Government Operations Interim Committee, which includes:

(a) all services provided to veterans; (b) all services provided by third parties through the Veterans Assistance Registry; and (c) the coordination of veterans services by government entities with the department;

(9) advise the governor on matters pertaining to military affairs throughout Utah, including active duty servicemembers, reserve duty servicemembers, and veterans;

(10) identify military-related issues, challenges, and opportunities, and develop plans for addressing them;

(11) develop, coordinate, and maintain relationships with military leaders of Utah military installations, including the Utah National Guard;

(12) develop, coordinate, and maintain relationships with Utah's congressional delegation and military staffers;

(13) develop and maintain relationships with military-related organizations in Utah; (14) conduct forums and meetings with stakeholders to identify military issues and challenges and

to develop solutions to them; and (15) perform other related duties as requested by the governor.

Amended by Chapter 39, 2018 General Session