Posts Tagged: Veterans

Is It Time to End Veterans Preference Hiring?

In August of this year, the US Merit and Protection Board released a report entitled “Veteran Hiring in the Civil Service: Practices and Perceptions.” The findings of the report confirm what most diversity and inclusion practitioners in the federal government are afraid to admit in fear of being struck down by the righteous defenders ofRead… Read more »

What is a Veteran?  

The other day, as I sat among an honored crowd of Veterans, I wept quietly for a number of reasons. You see, my youngest children both are in schools where Veterans are honored in beautifully displayed ceremonies full of patriotic pomp and circumstance. I sat there as the only woman Veteran. I sat there asRead… Read more »

Celebrating Veterans Day: 3 Foundations Making a Difference For Wounded Warriors

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell In honor of Veterans Day we here on the DorobekINSIDER wanted to take a moment and highlight three organizations that are really going above and beyond to help our wounded warriors. The Warrior Foundation serves those thatRead… Read more »

5 Dos and Don’ts of Priority or Outcome-Based Budgeting

Performance-based budgeting or budgeting for outcomes (BFO) has taken center stage and not in the best light. Earlier this summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced the world to BFO — the idea of linking spending to performance — and showed how unrealistic goals, inadequately managed performance measurement systems and improperly used, inaccurate dataRead… Read more »

Do Retailers Dishonor Memorial Day?

On this year’s Memorial Day let’s hope that most Americans take some time to pause, ponder and pay tribute to the heroic soldiers who died in battle serving America throughout our history. More than one million American men and women have died in military service since the Civil War, according to the U.S. Census BureauRead… Read more »

Making the Millennial Connection: Three Must-Dos for VSOs

As the Department of Defense scales back the number of active duty forces to the smallest sized military since World War II, thousands of military personnel will transition to veteran status. Each service handles the civilian transition differently and every service member’s experience is unique. One thing remains consistent across services: these men and womenRead… Read more »

Veterans Speak Out Against a Debilitating Federal Workplace Harming the Health of America’s Returning Military

(WASHINGTON, DC) — In a recently released statement veterans, members of The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), called for the U.S. Congress and the Obama administration to stop the political power play and to mandate that federal supervisory and management officials face discipline for willfully breaking civil rights and whistleblower protection laws. “The unrestrained retaliatoryRead… Read more »