On November 9, 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing an Executive Council to support Veterans gaining employment in both the public and private sectors. The Department of the Interior, along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are commited to working together to become the example in promoting Veterans' employment.
Feds Hire Vets
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management provides the most comprehensive resource site for veterans interested in Federal Government employment. At Feds Hire Vets you'll find a wealth of knowlege on topics including employment programs, transition services and training opportunities. Visit Feds Hire Vets
The Operation Warfighter Program is designed to provide recuperating service members with meaningful activity outside of the hospital environment that assists in their wellness and offers a formal means of transition back to the civilian workforce.
Open to Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve components, Operation Warfighter represents a great opportunity for service members in a medical hold status to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience that will prepare them for the future. The program simultaneously enables participating federal agencies to avail themselves of the considerable talent and dedication of these recuperating service members.Operation Warfighter Program Overview (PDF)
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)
The VR&E VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, and Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.Learn more about the Department of Veterans Affair's VR&E Program
Coming Home to Work (CHTW)
The CHTW program is Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment's (VR&E's) primary early intervention and outreach program. Through this initiative, all VR&E services are available to eligible service members and veterans. Participants work with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to determine eligibility and entitlement to VR&E services.
Once entitlement is established, the VRC and the service member or veteran will work as a team to decide which employment track is most suitable based on each participant's individual needs. VR&E's goal is to assist eligible service members and veterans obtain and maintain suitable employment that will not aggravate their disabilities. This program does not replace or conflict with medical treatment or military requirements.Learn more about the Department of Veterans Affairs CHTW Program
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