The New Veteran in the Workplace

| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Repost from Human Capital & New Media

Under­stand that the sol­dier, sailor, air­man and marine power mis­sions that require lead­er­ship, con­fi­den­tial­ity, pre­ci­sion, crit­i­cal think­ing and analy­sis, team work and loy­alty, for the great­est machine on earth — the US Military.

Through its America’s Heroes at Work ini­tia­tive, the Depart­ment of Labor aims to increase aware­ness of PTS/TBI (Post Trau­matic Stress / Trau­matic Brain Injury) employ­ment issues among employ­ers, the work­force devel­op­ment sys­tem, ser­vice branches, key mil­i­tary sup­port sys­tems, career cen­ters and vet­er­ans ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions like The Amer­i­can Legion. Another goal of the pro­gram is to cre­ate and raise aware­ness of resources that assist employ­ers with accom­mo­da­tions for tran­si­tion­ing ser­vice­mem­bers and vet­er­ans with TBI or PTS.

The America’s Heroes at Work web­site features:

  • Fact sheets and ref­er­ence guides on PTS/TBI as they relate to employment;
  • Web-based train­ing tools on mak­ing work­place accom­mo­da­tions for employ­ees with PTS/TBI;
  • Promis­ing prac­tices for help­ing those with PTS/TBI suc­ceed at work;
  • Vet­er­ans employ­ment suc­cess sto­ries; and
  • Links to addi­tional PTS, TBI and vet­er­ans employ­ment resources.
  • Com­mon employer ques­tions about return­ing ser­vice­mem­bers with TBI and/or PTS;

PTS or TBI isn’t what’s wrong with you, it’s what hap­pened to you.

Carol Boyer, pol­icy advi­sor for the Depart­ment of Labor’s Work­force Sys­tems Pol­icy Team.

Take down walls of stigma and build self-esteem. Don’t believe the hype. Hire a Veteran.

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Dis­claimer: Yes, I am a dues pay­ing mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Legion and believe in its work.

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