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Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Human Capital Planning Development and Outreach Service. National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) Greg Alleyne, Program Manager. Program Overview. Mission & Vision Strategic Goals Background Strategies Status of Veterans in VA

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department of veterans affairs office of human capital planning development and outreach service

Department of Veterans AffairsOffice of Human Capital Planning Development and Outreach Service

National Veterans

Employment Program

(NVEP)

Greg Alleyne, Program Manager

program overview
Program Overview

Mission & Vision

Strategic Goals

Background

Strategies

Status of Veterans in VA

Collaborations/New Initiatives

Highlights

mission
Mission

To provide assistance to veterans seeking employment and to educate veterans and hiring officials on veterans preference statutes and other hiring flexibilities that may be used to hire veterans.

vision
Vision

The National Veterans Employment Program contributes to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ commitment to veterans by fostering an environment where Federal, state and local governments, veterans organizations, and other stakeholders collaborate to enhance the quality of employment services available to veterans.

strategic goals
Strategic Goals
  • Assist veterans in making a smooth transition from active military service to civilian life. (DVA Strategic Goal 2)
  • Help restore the capabilities, independence, and quality of life of veterans with disabilities through employment assistance. (DVA Strategic Goal 1)
  • Help create an environment that fosters world class service to veterans and their families. (DVA Enabling Goal)
background
Background

Established in VA’s Office of Human Resources (2001)

  • Mandate – Develop Department-wide marketing and recruitment strategy targeting veterans for VA employment.
    • Developed and distributed first NVEP brochures
    • Launched NVEP Website (www.va.gov/nvep)
    • NVEP Posters and brochures developed and distributed to Military Transition Centers (TAP), Veterans Service Organizations (VSO), & VA Facilities nationally
    • Secretary establishes Veteran Employment Coordinator’s (VEC) VA-wide (2006)
program strategies
Program Strategies
  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Marketing
outreach
Outreach
  • DOD/DOL (Other Federal Partners)
    • EARN
  • Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Job/Career Fairs & Seminars
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VBA)
    • Employment Specialists
  • One Stop Centers (VA Regional Offices)/VA Centers
    • Centers for Minority and Women Veterans
  • State Employment Commissions (DOL/LVER Reps)
  • Veterans Service Organizations (VSO)
    • American Legion
    • American GI Forum (CPP)
  • Professional Military Organizations (PMO)
    • MOAA
    • SACC
  • Web Interface
education
Education
  • Veterans Education Initiative
    • What is Veterans’ Preference?
    • How to maneuver the Federal Hiring Process
    • Education Campaign (Hiring Officials & HR Professionals)
    • Veterans’ Preference Laws/Statutes (Updates)
    • DEUs (Certificate process)
  • Awareness Campaign – “VALUE” veteran hiring - VEC
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Education
  • What is Veterans’ Preference
    • OPM’s Vet’s Guide - www.opm.gov/veterans
    • DoL Vet’s Preference Advisor - www.dol.gov/elaws/vetspref
  • How to Maneuver the Federal Hiring Process
    • Understanding the federal vacancy announcement
      • Area of Consideration/Who May Apply
      • Merit Promotion Process
      • Competitive Service (Delegating Examining Unit)
  • Understanding how to apply Veterans’ Preference
    • Special Federal Hiring Authorities for Veterans
      • 30 Percent or more disabled veterans
      • VRA
      • VEOA
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Education

Merit Promotion Process Vacancy Announcement

Competitive Service (Delegating Examining Unit) Vacancy Announcement

marketing
External

VA Recruitment CD-ROM

Brochures/Posters

Veteran Stakeholders

VSO/PMO Periodicals

TAP Seminars/Periodicals

Job/Career Fairs

NVEP Website

Web Banners

Advertising

(Print [Federal Times], Radio, Video)

Marketing

Internal

  • Leadership Directives & Guidance
  • HR Conference Calls
  • NVEP Websites (Intranet)
  • VA Recruiters Update
  • VACO News Bulletin
  • Advertising

(Print [VAnguard], etc.)

status of veterans in va
Status of Veterans in VA
  • Veterans currently represent 31.0 percent of VA’s workforce.
  • Continuous and steady decline of Vietnam Era Veterans expected.
    • The average number of Vietnam Era Veterans leaving VA over last 12 months - 170 per month.
    • Increase in VRA and Vets w/preference
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National Veterans Employment Program

Veterans Employment in VA

Veterans currently employed in VA(as of July 31, 2007)

Veterans Preference

(34,658)

Retired Members of Uniformed Services

(2,205)

Vietnam Era Veterans

(24,110)

Other Veterans

(16,336)

VA Workforce is comprised of 77,309 veterans (31.0%)

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National Veterans Employment Program

Veterans Employment Goals

(2007-2008)

Veterans Preference

(34,658) to (39,000)

Retired Members of Uniformed Services

(2,205) to (3,000)

Vietnam Era Veterans

(24,110) to (22,000)

Other Veterans

(16,336) to (18,000)

Increase veteran employment in VA from 31 to 32 percent by 2008.

initiatives collaborations
Initiatives/Collaborations
  • Veterans Employment Coordinator (VEC)
    • Veteran employment goals disseminated VA-wide
    • Establish veteran employment advocates locally
    • Establish method of capturing veteran outreach efforts
  • VA/National Guard
    • Targeting military physicians
    • Combine medical services in VA and National Guard
    • Combine educational/debt repayment benefit programs
  • VA/Surgeon Generals
    • Targeting military healthcare professionals
    • Certified/credentialed and those w/experience
    • Partnership w/Army, Navy, Air Force
  • VA Nursing Academy*
    • Target military corpsmen/medics
    • Not certified or credentialed, w/experience (MOS)
    • Partnership w/Universities, Army, Navy, Air Force, & Coast Guard
    • *Currently researching
highlights of veteran employment at va
Highlights of Veteran Employment at VA
  • Highest percentage of newly hired veterans among non-DOD federal agencies
  • Highest percentage of newly hired disabled veterans among non-DOD executive agencies
  • Lead non-DOD federal agency in the employment of disabled veterans
  • Lead non-DOD federal agency in the employment of 30 percent or more disabled veterans
  • Lead non-DOD executive federal agency in VRA appointments
  • Lead executive federal agency for promotion of disabled and 30 percent or more disabled veterans
  • Lead executive federal agency in promotions for all veterans
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National Veterans Employment Program

Greg Alleyne

Program Manager

National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP)

www.va.gov/nvep

Department of Veterans Affairs

Office of Human Capital

810 Vermont Ave, NW

(202) 273-8749

[email protected]

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