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Facilitating Veteran Employment. Competency  The Roles of the LVERs & DVOP Specialists  Veteran Eligibility  AJC and Priority of Service Participants.

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1 Facilitating Veteran Employment

2 Competency  The Roles of the LVERs & DVOP Specialists  Veteran Eligibility  AJC and Priority of Service Participants will gain knowledge and understanding in the relevant provisions of veteran-related legislation, including:

3 Competency  Integration within the AJC  Working with Veterans  Businesses  Community Based Organizations Participants will learn strategies for refining their relationships for and with:

4 Competency : Participants will have an understanding of how to maximize employment for veterans and upon completion will be able to:  Identify Veterans Characteristics, Traits, and Challenges  Connect Veteran Capabilities to Employment Opportunities.

5 Competency : Participants will have the knowledge and ability to advise veteran clients on the use of online resources to:  Increase Access to Apprenticeship, Licensing & Certification Opportunities  Research Labor Market Dynamics and Businesses.

6 Competency Participants will learn how to assist veterans to effectively communicate their abilities in the job search process to advise veterans concerning:  Job Postings / Openings  Application Procedures  Resumes  Interviewing

7 Competency Participants will learn how to convey to veterans the importance of continuing self-directed professional development to maintain employment.

8 Facilitating Veteran Employment

9 U. S. Department of Labor Organizational Chart Secretary of Labor RAVET VETS Assistant Secretary of Labor

10 Region 1 Boston Region 2 Philadelphia Region 3 Atlanta Region 4 Chicago Region 5 Dallas Region 6 San Francisco

11 U. S. Department of Labor Organizational Chart Secretary of Labor RAVET ADVET VPA DVET VETS Assistant Secretary of Labor LVER AJC DVOP SVC

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13 Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Roles and Responsibilities 4103A / VPL

14 Title 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 Full or part-time Role is Intensive Services/Facilitating Placements: A. Special disabled veterans B. Other disabled veterans C. Other eligible veterans Section 4103 A Maximum emphasis in meeting the employment needs of veterans shall be placed on assisting economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans.

15 LVER Utilization Title 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 Section 4104 (b)

16 (1) Outreach to employers: o conduct seminars for employers o in conjunction with employers, conduct job search workshops and establish job search groups; (2) Facilitate employment, training and placement services furnished to veterans. LVER Utilization Title 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 Section 4104 (b) and and (e) Reporting

17  JVSG will serve fewer veterans and provide higher rates of intensive services  Wagner-Peyser/WIA’s workload of veteran clients will increase with fewer referrals to JVSG ◦ Veterans will receive priority of service

18 Statutorily-Mandated Responsibilities conduct ER outreach & JD in the local community, on behalf of all AJC veterans provide intensive services to veterans with SBE* are not to provide direct services to participants are not to provide services to any other population. DVOP SpecialistsLVER Staff *or other populations as specified by the Secretary

19 1. Special disabled or disabled veteran (38 USC 4211) 2. Homeless (Homeless Assistance Act 42 USC 11302(a)) 3. Recently-separated currently long term unemployed (27 weeks within the last 12 months) 4. Offender incarcerated or released (WIOA Section 3(38) 5. Lacking a high school diploma or equivalent 6. Low-income (as defined by WIOA Sec. 3(36)

20 DVOP specialists may also provide services to the following populations: As specified by the Secretary ◦ Veterans, ages As specified in the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriation ◦ Transitioning service members in need of intensive services ◦ Wounded Warriors in military treatment facilities and their family caregivers.

21 21 Total Veteran population (~21.2 million) Veterans seeking AJC Services (1.3 million participants) Veterans with SBE (417,000 participants) DVOP Specialists (328,000 participants) Serving Veterans at American Job Centers

22 DVOP Specialist Duties VPL Consistent with WIA Section 134(d)(3)(C), the intensive services category now is clarified to include: Comprehensive and specialized assessment Develop an individual employment plan Short-term pre-vocational services Individual counseling / career planning Group Counseling

23 CM Components: Case Management Case Management Case management is a service delivery strategy Conduct an assessment Develop an employment plan Follow-up

24 LVER Utilization VPL 03-14

25 LVER Duties/Employer Outreach VPL Planning & participating in job & career fairs Planning & participating in job & career fairs Conducting employer outreach Conducting employer outreach

26 LVER Duties/Employer Outreach VPL In conjunction with employers, conducting job searches and workshops, and establishing job search groups

27 LVER Duties/Employer Outreach VPL Coordinating with unions, apprenticeship programs and businesses or business organizations to promote and secure employment and training programs for veterans

28 LVER Duties/Employer Outreach VPL Informing Federal Contractors of the process to recruit qualified veterans. Promoting credentialing and licensing opportunities for veterans

29 LVER Duties/Employer Outreach VPL Coordinating and participating with other business outreach efforts

30 Definitions: Eligible Person Special Disabled Veteran Eligible Veteran

31 The term “Eligible Person" means-- (A) the spouse of any person who died of a service- connected disability, (B) the spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, for a total of more than ninety days: (i) missing in action, (ii) captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or (iii) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power, or (C) the spouse of any person who has a total disability permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability or the spouse of a veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence.

32 The term “Special Disabled Veteran" means — (A) a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary for a disability (i) rated at 30 percent or more, or (ii) rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under section 3106 of this title to have a serious employment handicap; or (B) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of service-connected disability.

33 The term “Eligible Veteran" means a person who: (A) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge; (B) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or

34 The term “Eligible Veteran" means a person who: (C) as a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge. (D) Was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge (as defined by section 1174(i) of Title 10)

35 This role conducts outreach to businesses as a main function of their position? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

36 Sally comes into the AJC office. She is a veteran and shows her Gold Card at the reception desk. Who would assist Sally? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

37 John is a veteran who has been unemployed for the last 19 weeks – almost 6 months. When he arrives at the AJC, who would work with John? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

38 Ray is a recently separated veteran that tells the AJC staff member he received a dishonorable discharge. Who is the appropriate person to help Ray? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

39 Who works with the business services team? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

40 Julie was released last month from the state prison. She is a Marine who was honorable discharged in Who would be the appropriate person to assist Julie? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

41 This person has many roles, but their primary function is to outreach to employers? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

42 One of the functions of this persons job is to work with apprenticeship programs? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

43 Morgan is a veteran who lives with his sister and sleeps on her couch. When he visits the AJC, who would assist him? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

44 Many individuals in the AJC provide IS. This person provides IS for individuals who have SBEs… DVOP LVER AJC Staff

45 The AJC manager wants to conduct a job fair next quarter. Who would be the best person to ask to organize and manage the job fair? DVOP LVER AJC Staff

46 DVOP AJC LVER

47 VETERAN and DISABLED VETERAN Entered Employment Rate Employment Retention Rate Six-month Average Earnings Percentage of veterans served by the DVOP who receive IS. JVSG Grants-Based Measures The following measures will be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  DVOP only – (VETS-200A Report):  Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (VEER Weighted);  Veterans’ Employment Retention Rate (VERR);  Six-month Average Earnings 1 (VAE);  Disabled Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (DVEER; Not Weighted);  Disabled Veterans’ Employment Retention Rate (DVERR);  Six-month Average Earnings 1 (DVAE); and, new for PY  (New!) The proportion of total individual veterans (participants) served by DVOP specialists (VETS 200A, Line 8, Column C - denominator) who received Intensive Services (Source: VETS-200A, line 11, Column C - numerator). The following reported items will be reviewed but will not be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  DVOP: - Median Earnings for Veterans and Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans (Source: VETS-200A)  LVER – Business Relations (Source: Managers’ Reports Compilation) o Individual Employers/Businesses Contacted (Includes Individual Associations to be addressed and Job Fairs attended.) o Number of Individual veterans receiving Intensive Services from DVOP specialists for whom businesses will be contacted by LVER staff for job development. Statewide Labor Exchange Measures Source: ETA-9002D The following measures will be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  All Veterans and Eligible Persons (ETA-9002D, Column 4 ) o Entered Employment Rate (VEER) o Employment Retention Rate (VERR) o Average Earnings (in Dollars) (VAE)  Disabled Veterans (ETA-9002D, Column 7) o Entered Employment Rate (DVEER) o Employment Retention Rate (DVERR) o Average Earnings (in Dollars) (DVAE) The following reported items will be reviewed but will not be negotiated:  Median Earnings for Veterans and Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans (Source: ETA-9002D)  Comparison of VEERs to a Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate or UNTEER. o Individuals Receiving IS services from DVOP staff (Source: VETS-200A, Line 11) compared with the Total Veterans and Eligible Persons receiving IS (Source: ETA-9002 B, Line 14, Column 4 minus Column 5)

48 LVER – Business Relations  Individual Employers/Businesses Contacted  Number of DVOP IS veterans whom businesses will be contacted by LVER staff for job development. JVSG Grants-Based Measures The following measures will be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  DVOP only – (VETS-200A Report):  Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (VEER Weighted);  Veterans’ Employment Retention Rate (VERR);  Six-month Average Earnings 1 (VAE);  Disabled Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (DVEER; Not Weighted);  Disabled Veterans’ Employment Retention Rate (DVERR);  Six-month Average Earnings 1 (DVAE); and, new for PY  (New!) The proportion of total individual veterans (participants) served by DVOP specialists (VETS 200A, Line 8, Column C - denominator) who received Intensive Services (Source: VETS-200A, line 11, Column C - numerator). The following reported items will be reviewed but will not be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  DVOP: - Median Earnings for Veterans and Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans (Source: VETS-200A)  LVER – Business Relations (Source: Managers’ Reports Compilation) o Individual Employers/Businesses Contacted (Includes Individual Associations to be addressed and Job Fairs attended.) o Number of Individual veterans receiving Intensive Services from DVOP specialists for whom businesses will be contacted by LVER staff for job development. Statewide Labor Exchange Measures Source: ETA-9002D The following measures will be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  All Veterans and Eligible Persons (ETA-9002D, Column 4 ) o Entered Employment Rate (VEER) o Employment Retention Rate (VERR) o Average Earnings (in Dollars) (VAE)  Disabled Veterans (ETA-9002D, Column 7) o Entered Employment Rate (DVEER) o Employment Retention Rate (DVERR) o Average Earnings (in Dollars) (DVAE) The following reported items will be reviewed but will not be negotiated:  Median Earnings for Veterans and Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans (Source: ETA-9002D)  Comparison of VEERs to a Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate or UNTEER. o Individuals Receiving IS services from DVOP staff (Source: VETS-200A, Line 11) compared with the Total Veterans and Eligible Persons receiving IS (Source: ETA-9002 B, Line 14, Column 4 minus Column 5)

49 All Veterans, Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans Entered Employment Rate Employment Retention Rate Average Earnings IS services received from DVOP compared to AJC staff. JVSG Grants-Based Measures The following measures will be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  DVOP only – (VETS-200A Report):  Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (VEER Weighted);  Veterans’ Employment Retention Rate (VERR);  Six-month Average Earnings 1 (VAE);  Disabled Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (DVEER; Not Weighted);  Disabled Veterans’ Employment Retention Rate (DVERR);  Six-month Average Earnings 1 (DVAE); and, new for PY  (New!) The proportion of total individual veterans (participants) served by DVOP specialists (VETS 200A, Line 8, Column C - denominator) who received Intensive Services (Source: VETS-200A, line 11, Column C - numerator). The following reported items will be reviewed but will not be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  DVOP: - Median Earnings for Veterans and Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans (Source: VETS-200A)  LVER – Business Relations (Source: Managers’ Reports Compilation) o Individual Employers/Businesses Contacted (Includes Individual Associations to be addressed and Job Fairs attended.) o Number of Individual veterans receiving Intensive Services from DVOP specialists for whom businesses will be contacted by LVER staff for job development. Statewide Labor Exchange Measures Source: ETA-9002D The following measures will be negotiated for Program Year 2013:  All Veterans and Eligible Persons (ETA-9002D, Column 4 ) o Entered Employment Rate (VEER) o Employment Retention Rate (VERR) o Average Earnings (in Dollars) (VAE)  Disabled Veterans (ETA-9002D, Column 7) o Entered Employment Rate (DVEER) o Employment Retention Rate (DVERR) o Average Earnings (in Dollars) (DVAE) The following reported items will be reviewed but will not be negotiated:  Median Earnings for Veterans and Eligible Persons and Disabled Veterans (Source: ETA-9002D)  Comparison of VEERs to a Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate or UNTEER. o Individuals Receiving IS services from DVOP staff (Source: VETS-200A, Line 11) compared with the Total Veterans and Eligible Persons receiving IS (Source: ETA-9002 B, Line 14, Column 4 minus Column 5)

50  AJC  Veterans  Businesses  Community based organizations Positives, challenges, communication for a “win-win”, strategies and techniques…

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52 Priority of service that a covered person shall be given priority over nonveterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services `Priority of service' means, with respect to any qualified job training program, that a covered person shall be given priority over nonveterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services provided under that program. (Chapter 42, section 4215) 20 CFR

53 Qualified job training program `Qualified job training program' is any workforce preparation, development, or delivery program or service that is directly funded, in whole or in part, by the Department of Labor. (Chapter 42, section 4215) Key Definitions

54 Veteran [38 USC 101(2)]  Active military service  Discharged under “other than dishonorable” conditions 20 CFR This definition differs from the Wagner- Peyser definition that appears at 38 U.S.C. 4211(4)(A) and includes a “180 day” criterion Key Definitions

55 Eligible Spouse  Eligibility derived from a living veteran  Service member is missing in action, captured or forcibly detained  Veteran has total service-connected disability, per VA evaluation  Eligibility derived from a deceased veteran  Veteran died of a service-connected disability  Veteran died while a total service-connected disability, per VA evaluation, was in existence 20 CFR Key Definitions

56 covered person A covered person is entitled to priority of service under any qualified job training program if the person otherwise meets the eligibility requirements for participation in such program. 20 CFR Entitlement

57 The right to take precedence over non-covered persons – Depending on the type of service or resource being provided, taking precedence may mean: 20 CFR  Covered person gains access to service or resource earlier than the non-covered persons  Covered person receives service or resource instead of a non-covered person when resources are limited AJC

58  Identifying covered persons at point of entry  Implementing processes to ensure covered persons are made aware of:  Entitlement to priority of service  Other employment, training and placement services available  Eligibility requirements for those programs or services 20 CFR

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60 § (b)(2) of the Rule states: The processes for identifying covered persons are not required to verify the status of an individual as a veteran or eligible spouse at the point of entry unless they immediately undergo eligibility determination and enrollment in a program. (emphasis added)

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