This report documents the results of a year-long, independent study to assess the policy implementation of the government’s Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI). The study considers the initiative’s efficacy and impact; identifies successful practices, implementation strategies, and opportunities for improvement; and offers recommendations to senior policymakers and agency leaders on how best to position the initiative for future success.
Military and Veterans Studies
Employment, Veterans employment initiative, Policy
Veterans--Employment; Policy, Government; Executive orders--United States
Policy; Employment and Economic Opportunity
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
We are thankful to the many individuals who shared their time and candid views over the course of this study. We are especially grateful to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management—in particular, Hakeem Basheerud-Deen and Berlyn Cooper-Howard—for their guidance and assistance in the design and execution of this complex research project. We also appreciate reviewers Meredith Kleykamp, Ph.D., Phillip Carter, and several unnamed current and former senior U.S. government officials for their thoughtful and constructive critique of earlier versions of this report.
Armstrong, Nicholas; Maury, Rosalinda V.; Huitink, Zachary S.; Hidek, Matthew; Linsner, Rachel; Birnbaum, Nathaniel; and Hyseni, Fitore, "Implementation Assessment of Executive Order 13518: The Veterans Employment Initiative (Full Technical Report)" (2017). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 152.
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