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1 Veterans’ Program Staff Training JVSG Program Staff Roles & Responsibilities

2 2  USDOL/VETS funded programs are those authorized under Title 38, as amended by P.L and through the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA)  Offer a noncompetitive Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program to eligible veterans  Offer competitive grants for veterans with special needs  Provide Veterans’ program monitoring and training through service reporting, desk audit tool, and Technical Assistance Visits to provide guidance USDOL VETS Overview

3 3  Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)  Homeless Female & Family Veteran Reintegration Program (HFVRP)  Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)  Transitioning Incarcerated Veterans’ Program (TIVP)  VA work study program  Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR & E) program USDOL VETS Programs

4 Veterans Initiatives & Updates With the expected return of Soldiers, Sailors and National Guard members from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as an increase in Military draw downs for all services, new initiatives and policies are being established at the Local, State and National levels to promote the continued employment of our Veterans

5 Veteran’s Program 5  DEO administers the JVSG and services are delivered through RWB One-Stop Career Centers  From to : Veterans, Eligible Persons, and TSMs served – 110,505 Received Staff Assisted Services – 98,021 Referred to Employment – 57,541 Referred to WIA Services – 4,122 Received Intensive Services – 8,361 Entered Employment – 60,755 (54%)  Florida’s workforce partners are placing, on average, more than 500 veterans into jobs each week.

6 Florida’s Workforce System Program Development & Guidance Performance Management & Oversight Federal Performance & Financial Reporting Compliance & Financial Monitoring Technical Assistance & Support Workforce Staff Training & Development Labor Market Statistics Program Development & Guidance Performance Management & Oversight Federal Performance & Financial Reporting Compliance & Financial Monitoring Technical Assistance & Support Workforce Staff Training & Development Labor Market Statistics Operation of Local One-Stop Career Centers Workforce Service Delivery to Job Seekers and Employers Local Workforce Plan Development & Implementation Local Compliance & Financial Oversight and Accountability Local Workforce Performance & Financial Tracking and Reporting Operation of Local One-Stop Career Centers Workforce Service Delivery to Job Seekers and Employers Local Workforce Plan Development & Implementation Local Compliance & Financial Oversight and Accountability Local Workforce Performance & Financial Tracking and Reporting Workforce Florida, Inc. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity 24 Regional Workforce Boards Strategic Planning Research & Development Policy Direction Budget Approval Funding Allocations Chartering Regional Boards Local Workforce Board Plan Approval Workforce System Performance Guidance Strategic Planning Research & Development Policy Direction Budget Approval Funding Allocations Chartering Regional Boards Local Workforce Board Plan Approval Workforce System Performance Guidance Policy Administration and Operation Local Delivery System 6

7 Office of Workforce Program Support  Provide support services to Regional Workforce Boards  Disseminate program information, guidance, training and technical assistance, program monitoring, performance evaluation and federal reporting, management of workforce contracts and grants and financial systems and data tracking for workforce system.  Manage the contract for Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) system and coordinate required system enhancements, etc. 7

8 Chapter , Florida Statutes requires:  Regional Workforce Boards enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with DEO to govern the delivery of employment services  Employment services must be provided under the guidance of the One-Stop operator  Local management direct the day to day activities of DEO staff  The Regional Workforce Boards determine how many staff based on the amount of funding 8 DEO Staff at Local One-Stops

9 Local Veteran’s Program 9 Florida’s One-Stop Career Centers are staffed with professionally trained Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program specialists (DVOPs) to fill a particular niche in the overall set of services for Veterans and provide specialized services DVOP specialists focus on providing Intensive Services to economically or educationally disadvantaged Veterans LVER staff focus on conducting Employer Outreach on behalf of Veterans

10 10 All DVOP and LVER staff will complete National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) required courses within 18 months of hire.  Orientation to Veteran Services (LES Prerequisite)  USERRA 101 & 102 (Recommended) userra101 userra102 userra101userra102  Veterans’ Benefits Online (Highly Recommended)  Labor & Employment Specialist (LES) Required for all staff  Case Management (CM) Required for DVOPs  Promoting Partnerships for Employment (PPE) Required for LVERs JVSG Staff Training

11 11  Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists prepare economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans & veterans with significant barriers by providing intensive services to reduce or eliminate potential employment obstacles.  DVOP staff facilitate services to veterans with special workforce needs through case management and provide referrals to employers for qualified Veterans. DVOP Roles & Responsibilities

12 12  All veterans who are pursuing employment will be registered in the EFM system.  Veterans with barriers to employment will be provided with the necessary initial assessment and the required documented intensive services, as well as case management where needed.  Case Management can be established in the EFM.  Assessments and Employment Development Plans (EDPs) can be created in EFM. Intensive Services & Case Management

13 13 To prepare disadvantaged veterans for employment, match them with support services and reduce or eliminate barriers to employment DVOPs provide:  Assessment, Counseling, Intensive Services & Case Management  Referral to supportive services & job-focused/outcome-driven training, certification, etc.  Job development services and employer visits for JD  Job Referrals  Maintain up-to-date Network Guide  Organizational Outreach (to be discussed in detail later) DVOP Activities & Services

14 14   Complete Veteran registrations, including skills profile & Resume  Provide meaningful service (services with asterisks commence or extend participation)  Accurate and concise case notes in EFM  Veteran File Search and Skills/Job matching  Identify self-registered veterans  Client messaging for effective communication  Alerts as reminders or triggers to veterans EFM Services Reminders

15 15  LVERs primary role is Employer Outreach  Ensure priority for veterans in the One-Stop  Conduct Veterans' Program training for all One-Stop Career Center associates  Develop and maintain Federal Contractor List LVERs also serve as advocates for employment and training opportunities with businesses, industries and community organizations. LVER Roles & Responsibilities

16 16  Plan, conduct and participate in Job Fairs  Communicate with Unions, Apprenticeship Programs, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Units  Facilitate and participate in Employer Mass Recruitments for new and expanding firms  Facilitate Employer Recruiting Agreements  Communicate with other venues and organizations providing services to veterans LVER Advocacy Role

17 17  Educate staff/partners (associates, managers, etc.)  Stay current on veteran related programs (local, state, US)  Become aware of and utilize available resources (job tools, websites, Networks, training, etc.)  Coordinate and effectively communicate with One-Stop Center managers on veterans’ issues  Promote full integration of veterans’ employment services  Share Best Practices, Success Stories, New Ideas, Etc. on Quarterly Manager’s Report and with other RWBs Service Strategies for Success

18 18 Follow-up ! Follow-up !! Follow-up !!! Follow-up ! Follow-up !! Follow-up !!! Ultimate Strategy for Success

19 19  USDOL/VETS  Veterans initiatives & Updates  Organizational Relationships  DEO Veterans Program  JVSG staff Roles and responsibilities Summary

20 Shawn Forehand Paul Furbush State Veterans’ Program Coordinator Asst. Veterans’ Program Coordinator Phone:(850) /Fax: (850) Phone:(850) Additional Resources: DEO Veterans’ Workforce program Resources DOL Vets Veterans Program Letters DVOP/LVER Assistance | Laws, Rules & Regulations An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Contact Information


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