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Posts Tagged: Veterans
To put a face on it is to make something seem more real or easier to understand or make something human. Let's honor the people who served our country, paying a price that was either small, big or ultimate.
I believe that the military experience provides a unique perspective, and this perspective creates a certain kind of person: a leader.
“Hiring veterans is one of the best investments businesses can make in the future success of their companies and of our state.” - Governor Mark Dayton, July 2, 2015
Since 9/11 there are plenty of veterans who have left the service and have gone into government service. Veterans can be your best employees and coworkers, if you let them.
Despite laws, like the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act of 2002 established to provide a work environment free of discrimination and retaliation, far too many U.S. federal officials continue to treat America’s returning service men and women of color unfairly. Black veterans often confront "race" discrimination in addition to military... Read more »
Each year, more than 200,000 military service members return from active duty tours abroad back to civilian life. These typically young individuals often have little workforce or educational experience outside of the military, rendering them unprepared to integrate into a civilian occupation after coming home. According to a RAND report, unemployment among young veterans in... Read more »
Stephen Warren, who has served as the deputy chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than seven years, will step down from that post later this month, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER has learned. LaVerne Council, the new VA CIO, made the announcement in an e-mail to staff on Thursday. Warren is known for... Read more »
What I am saying about all of this is that while there is plenty in the news about some negative things going in the VA, I think that there is plenty good that has been going on with the likes of Allison Hickey and Dr. Carolyn Clancy at their respective helms to make progress for... Read more »
I just wanted to simply report, from my female perspective, that progress is being made post-military for women veterans. Sometimes it may come from just opening yourself up to attending an event like I did with Grace After Fire. In fact, I went to serve – only to discover that I ended up being served.... Read more »