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"Skills to Pay the Bills" Interview with Secretary Martinez
Assistant Secretary Martinez was interviewed on the Bloomberg EDU weekly education podcast about ODEP's “Skills to Pay the Bills” soft skills curriculum.

Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This guide from JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations for employees with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.

America's Heroes at Work
America's Heroes at Work provides information to support employers of returning veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Resources available on the web site include answers to Common Employer Questions, Presentations & Training Tools, Fact Sheets and other Helpful Links.

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that supports work-ready veterans in competitive jobs and consults with business and industry regarding their specific employment needs. Services include job matching and employment supports, vocational case management, work site and job analysis, assistive technology, reasonable accommodations, and ADA regulations compliance.

Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Employment Toolkit
The Department of Veterans Affairs has released an online Veterans Employment Toolkit aimed at helping employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and EAP providers support employees who are Veterans or members of the Reserve or National Guard to increase Veterans' retention of employment and facilitate their success in the workplace. The online toolkit provides information about the value Veterans bring to the workplace, material describing the military experience and culture, common challenges Veterans may experience in readjusting to civilian life, and how to support individuals in that transition.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Directory
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists provide employment services for eligible veterans with and without disabilities, with an emphasis on serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged. Employers interested in recruiting veterans can use this directory to find the specialist in their area who can refer veterans for employment.

Discover How to Support Veterans in the Workplace
Learn how to support and retain veterans living with PTSD and TBI in the Federal workforce. Discover the resources and tools available to you at your fingertips.

Enable America
Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment among the 54 million Americans with disabilities. Employers interested in hiring people with disabilities can find resources on disability employment (such as Disability Employment 101), become involved in their local community, stay up-to-date on events, and post jobs.

Fear Itself, an Unnecessary Barrier to Hiring Veterans with Disabilities
In this blog post in, Bill Lawson, National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America, states that fear gets in the way of some employers hiring Veterans with disabilities. He states why he believes these fears are unjustified, and gives suggestions to employers as to how to include more veterans with disabilities in the workforce.

Hero 2 Hired
This Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program provides information, job posting capabilities, and recruiting assistance to employers interested in hiring veterans, including guidance on tax credits.

Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) works with corporate partners to provide career placement services to veterans from all branches of the military, especially those injured or disabled in Iraq or Afghanistan. HHUSA will match the required skills and location of each position with those of veterans in their database and present qualified candidates for companies' consideration.

How Employers Gain Access to Talent with Brain Injuries
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) explores methods to reach out to job candidates with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Job Accommodation Network's (JAN) Archived Webcast on "Veterans' Issues"
The Job Accommodation Network's November 13th Webcast on "Veterans' Issues" is now archived and available for viewing. Listed below is the link to the Webcast along with links to two JAN publications discussed during the event: "Accommodating Service Members and Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" and "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Brain Injuries".

Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk
The Maryland DOL's website allows military/veterans to enter their service branch, personnel category, and MOS, and the site will produce a list of federal occupational series related to that MOS. For each series, there is a link to that will show the current vacancies in that series. On the flip-side, a federal manager can select their position's 'family' and series number, and the site will show Military Occupational Series related to that field.

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory provides resources for employers on recruitment of veterans, including sourcing job candidates and assistance on workplace accommodations and supports.

Network of Champions
A national network of more than one hundred U.S. employers is on a mission to find, hire, and accommodate injured military veterans in the workplace. The Network of Champions has its origins in Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition), a recruiting program for wounded former service members at Northrup Grumman. An estimated 23,000 American troops from Afghanistan will return with injuries and with skills that can translate to the civilian workplace. The Network of Champions was established to prepare for this influx and take the mission of employing injured military veterans nationwide.

New Mobile Applications for People with Disabilities, by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology
New technology is making it possible to manage various illnesses from the privacy and ease of an Apple or Droid-based mobile device.

Obama Administration Initiatives Supporting Veterans & Wounded Warriors
Provides a summary of steps taken by the Obama Administration to increase employment, education, housing and other opportunities for Veterans, Service Members and their families.

ODEP: Resources for Veterans with Disabilities
ODEP supports a number of initiatives to help Veterans and returning Service Members with disabilities understand training and employment services that may be available to them. Additionally, it provides educational resources to help employers hire and support wounded warriors.

OPM: Federal Hiring Flexibilities Resource Center
This OPM guide provides information on using Federal Hiring Flexibilities, Appointing Veterans, the Direct-Hire Authority, Student Employment, Excepted Service and Category Rating. This resource page offers information on the hiring of people with disabilities through Schedule A and the Veterans Hiring Preference for federal agencies.

OPM: Vet Guide on the Veterans' Hiring Preference
This Office of Personnel Management guide provides information on the federal Veterans Hiring Preference.

Recruit Military
Recruit Military is a veteran-owned and-operated firm specializing in military-to-civilian recruiting and provides resume search and job posting resources for employers. Recruit Military uses online and offline products to connect employers, franchisers, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses.

Recruiting Veterans with Disabilities: Perceptions in the Workplace SHRM Poll
Nearly three-quarters of organizations agreed (responded "strongly agree" or "agree") that, in general, Veterans with disabilities perform on the job as well as any other employee. These results validate the high potential of veteran pool candidates. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with the Cornell University ILR Employment and Disability Institute conducted a poll about recruiting Veterans with disabilities, awareness of resources for employers to find qualified job applicants who are Veterans with disabilities, diversity programs and more.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Information
This resource provides information from the Department of Labor?s Veterans Employment & Training Service, including an introduction to rules and regulations related to employing veterans, fact sheets and access to the USERRA elaws Advisor, an interactive-tool that answers questions about the rights and responsibilities for employers.

Vet Success
A service of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs's (VA), VetSuccess provides resources that allow employers to find veterans with (and without) disabilities by posting available positions and by working with Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment staff (VR&E) to find qualified candidates.

Veterans Hiring Toolkit
This Toolkit from the U.S. Department of Labor and America's Heroes at Work is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

Veterans' Resources
This provides a list of resources for veterans, including websites, addresses and telephone numbers.

Video clip by CAP- Dispelling the Myths: PTSD/TBI
At this event, the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) discussed some of the myths surrounding employment limitations of individuals diagnosed with PTSD and TBI. CAP also demonstrated several assistive technologies that can help individuals with PTSD/TBI with tasks such as note taking, writing, reading and remembering important information. Attendees also had an opportunity to have hands on experience with the assistive devices.

Why Smart Businesses Understand That Veterans Are Outstanding Employees
Veterans bring tremendous skill sets to the civilian workplace that aren’t always easily identified on resumes but which show up as the sort of coveted qualities that make for the best kinds of employees. At a time when the statistics for unemployed veterans look discouraging, businesses are beginning to appreciate the value of veteran employees that was previously overlooked.

Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors who incur service-connected wounds, injuries and illnesses (physical or psychological) on or after September 11, 2001. The Wounded Warrior Project's Warriors to Work program assists veterans with the transition back into the civilian workforce. Employers interested in this program can post jobs and review the resumes of qualified veterans with disabilities.

'You’re not starting from scratch with a military person’
Lisa Rosser, Founder of The Value of a Veteran, talks about the benefits of hiring military veterans.

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