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#VetRec16_Retrain and Retain Disabled Vets_Conf Submit

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#VetRec16_Retrain and Retain Disabled Vets_Conf Submit

  1. 1. Presenter: Doris A. Tirone Human Resources Specialist NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio #VetRec16 -- Veteran Recruiting Conference January 21, 2016 Retrain and Retain Disabled Veterans AN EMPLOYER TOOLKIT FOR HIRING AMERICA’S HEROES www.nasa.gov
  2. 2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 2 Vets with disabilities are not able to handle the physical and/or stressful challenges of today’s workplace Some familiar images of disabled Veterans… Unfortunate disconnect between these images… and employment reality UNCONSCIOUS BIAS:
  3. 3. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 2 Some images you DON’T see of disabled Veterans… A bridge is needed to connect hiring officials…with these images! Vets with disabilities are not able to handle the physical and stressful challenges of today’s workplace ARE ABLEREALITY:
  4. 4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 2 RETRAIN AND RETAIN DISABLED VETERANS TODAY’S TAKE AWAYS… VR&E HOW TO REACH AND CONNECT WITH VR&E VETERANS A PROTOTYPE, ON-THE-JOB WORK EXPERIENCE FOR VR&E
  5. 5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 5 Less Risk Accelerated Learning Curve Respect for Procedures Efficient Performance Under Pressure Teamwork Strong Work Ethic Integrity Leadership Conscious of Health & Safety Standards Employer Tax Credit 10 REASONS TO HIRE DISABLED VETERANS
  6. 6. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 6 GOVERNMENT-EEZE • VOW: Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (www. http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOW) • Title 38/Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Education (http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/bookg.asp) • VR&E Program: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program (http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp) • VBO: Veterans Benefit Office (http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/offices.asp) • VOW: • Title 38/Chapter 31: • VR&E Program: • VBO:
  7. 7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 7 SOME CONTEXT… • VOW: Veterans Opportunity to Work Act • Transition Assistance program (TAP) • Direct Training services • Post-9/11 GI Bill • Benefits to employers • VOW: Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
  8. 8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 8 VR&E AND EMPLOYER BENEFITS Targeted Groups of Disabled Veterans
  9. 9. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 9
  10. 10. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 10 VR&E AND EMPLOYER BENEFITS • Wage Subsidies Training Wages are supplemented by VA http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/benefits_ch ap05.asp • Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Significant tax credit based on wages paid http://www.nasaa-vetseducation.com/Contacts.aspx • http://benefits.va.gov/vow/docs/seiflyerfinal.pdf https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/fact_sheet_on_ veteran_tax_credits-1.pdf
  11. 11. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 11 Title 38/Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Education •(http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/bookg.asp)  Job Training  Resume development  Job seeking skills  Workplace accommodations  Coaching THE VR&E PROGRAM
  12. 12. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 12 CONNECTING WITH VR&E VETERANS
  13. 13. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 13 • State Veterans Benefits Office (VBO) • At least 1 Veterans Employment Coordinator • Several Veterans Rehabilitation Counselors • Most important… CONNECTING WITH VR&E VETERANS VR&E veterans
  14. 14. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 14 • Work with VBO Employment Coordinator • Identify potential VR&E trainees • SAA Approval of Training Program http://www.nasaa-vetseducation.com/Contacts.aspx • 4-6 weeks for OJT approval SETTING UP OJT FOR DISABLED VETERANS
  15. 15. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 15 What does the SAA need? • Application  For OJT – A training schedule of major operations & tasks to be learned, including number of hours required for the duration of the program  For Apprenticeships - meet state criteria for standards of apprenticeship published by the Department of Labor pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 50a • Designation of Certifying Official form - this form is completed to designate the individual(s) who will be responsible for the accurate and prompt certification of enrollment and changes in enrollment for eligible trainees • Training agreement SETTING UP OJT FOR DISABLED VETERANS
  16. 16. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 16 What does the VA need from the Employer?  Qualified journey workers – close supervision  Maintain veteran/trainee records  Placement in the wage scale  Copy of Approved Training Agreement  Reasonable certainty of future employment SETTING UP OJT FOR DISABLED VETERANS
  17. 17. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 17 Set of Duties  Employer-driven curriculum  Training & Instruction  Employer and/or a local community college or vocational training facility  Work assignments  Special requirements (e.g., bonding, certification, etc.) Work Schedule  Training Period  Hours per day/week Wage Schedule  Entry-level Beginning wage = at least 50% of full performance  Full-performance AN APPROVED OJT FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
  18. 18. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 18 • Guide to Understanding the OJT/Apprenticeship Approval Process: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/docs/job_aids/OJT_APP%20Info%20Guide.pdf • VR&E Materials & Fact Sheets: http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/links_resources.asp • VA OJT & Apprenticeships: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/OJT_Factsheet.pdf • Apprenticeship Toolkit: http://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/toolkit/learn.htm • Registered Apprenticeships: http://www.doleta.gov/OA/pdf/Appshp_Sponsor_FactSheet.pdf • OJT/Apprenticeship Training & Special Employer Incentives: http://benefits.va.gov/vow/docs/seiflyerfinal.pdf • Federal Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans: http://www.orioninternational.com/hire-military/federal- tax-credits-for-hiring-veterans.aspx • Veterans Employment Toolkit: http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/resources.asp • Hiring Veterans – A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers: http://www.dol.gov/vets/ahaw/ • State Approving Agencies: http://www.nasaa-vetseducation.com/Contacts.aspx • VR&E Employment Coordinators: http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/docs/EmploymentCoordinators.xls NASA Glenn Research Center would like to thank the following members of the Veterans Administration, Office of Veterans Affairs in the Cleveland, Fargo, and Phoenix Regional Benefits Offices for their assistance in developing this presentation: John Bohmer | Kirsten Hansen | Tim Krumheuer | Mark Lundin ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
  19. 19. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doris Tirone, NASA Glenn Research Center 19 RETRAIN & RETAIN DISABLED VETERANS AN EMPLOYER TOOLKIT FOR HIRING AMERICA’S HEROES DISCLAIMER: Although care been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, NASA and its employees assume no responsibility therefore. The user of this information acknowledges that the information provided herein is subject to change without notice. NASA and its employees assume no responsibility for the consequences of use of such information, nor for any infringement of third party intellectual property rights which may result from its use. IN NO EVENT SHALL NASA OR ITS EMLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION. If you have difficulty making a connection with your local VR&E Office, you may contact: John Bohmer, VR&E Coordinator, VA Regional Office-Fargo, Office: 701-451-4664 | email: John.Bohmer1@va.gov

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