A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The information and links on this page assist hiring managers and human resource professionals to understand special hiring authorities, become aware of veteran employment programs, answer veteran hiring/employment questions and develop a network of veteran employment partners. Hiring managers and HR professionals can use these resources to identify and non-competitively hire qualified veterans.
Feds Hire Vets has complied information distinctly for hiring managers and human resources professionals. Information for hiring managers includes: why to hire Veterans, special hiring authorities associated with hiring Veterans and videos supporting Veteran employment. Information for human resources professionals includes: Statues & Regulations, Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) and "Things HR Should Remember."
Department of Veterans Affairs's VetSuccess is an all-inclusive resource for employers. The site includes information about Partners and Small Businesses and information about the Vocational Educational Counseling that could be useful when hiring a veteran who qualifies for that service.
Department of Labor VETS is an extensive resource directory of information for both employers of Veterans. It includes information about USERRA, how to find qualified Veterans and various other programs.
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVER) assist organizations find employment ready, qualified veterans. Developing a network that includes these resources will help you find non-competitive eligible and other veteran candidates. The DVOP/LVER Locator is provided by the National Veterans' Training Institute.The locator is a large database searchable by last name, city, state and zip code.
The Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is a national employment resource for employers. The VR&E resources include On the Job Training Programs that allow employers to hire veterans at apprentice wages and the Non-Paid Work Experience Program. Each state/region has a VR&E Employment Coordinator that can assist hiring managers with placing veterans in intership, non-paid work-experience and career opportunities. Employment Coordinators maintain a high potential candidate pool of veterans and will work with organizations to ensure veterans are being trained to meet local needs.
Federal hiring managers can participate in Operation Warfighter (OWF), a Federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured Service-members. Managers can participate by offering opportunities to transitioning service-members at no cost to the organization. Use this Interactive Map to locate a OWF Regional POC near you.
USA.gov provides a list of resources and offices specific for Veteran hiring information as well as general information about hiring within the Federal government.
Americas Heroes at Work is the Department of Labor's toolkit for managers both within the private and public sectors. This toolkit is extensive and it covers the entire process of veteran employment. The information is also helpful in the employment of veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Raising awareness and understanding about PTSD / TBI is important. American Heroes at Work supplies a variety of fact sheets and resources about employment of Veterans with PTSD or TBI.