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On DoD: Leadership skills for veterans, VA's disability backlog and DoD's change to GSA schedules

On this week's On DoD, Jared Serbu talks to Eric Jeffries, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Exelis; Zachary Hearn, the deputy director for benefits at the American Legion; and Alan Chvotkin, vice president at the Professional Services Council.

Tags: Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD , Erica Jeffries , Exelis , Veterans Affairs , Zachary Hearn , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , GSA , GSA schedules

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 01:12pm EDT
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VA's disability claims backlog down by 44 percent, but problems remain

The Department of Veterans Affairs believes it is on track to end its disability claims backlog by 2015. It's an uphill fight, considering that more than half of its claims have been waiting for at least four months, and appeals take an average of more than two years.

Tags: DoD , Department of Veterans Affairs , disability claims backlog , Eric Shinseki , Zachary Hearn , House Appropriations Committee , management , Veterans Benefit Management System , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Veteran employment and entrepreneurship

The American Legion's Mark Walker and Phillip Selleh from the VA Business Accelerator will discuss programs and initiatives to help veterans find jobs.
October 4, 2013

Tags: workforce , veteran hiring , veteran owned businesses , Department of Veterans Affairs , Mark Walker , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 10/04/2013, 10:16pm EDT
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Veteran employment and entrepreneurship

The American Legion's Mark Walker and Phillip Selleh from the VA Business Accelerator will discuss programs and initiatives to help veterans find jobs.
September 13, 2013

Tags: workforce , veteran hiring , veteran-owned business , Department of Veterans Affairs , Mark Walker , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 09/13/2013, 10:16pm EDT
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VA 'surge' closes out 97 percent of oldest disability claims

The Veterans Affairs Department made it a top priority earlier this year to handle all disability claims from veterans who've been waiting two years or longer. The department mostly succeeded in its two-month surge operation, but serious questions linger about the sustainability of the backlog elimination effort.

Tags: Thomas Murphy , Eric Shinseki , Peter Gaytan , Anthony Principi , Jeff Miller , Jared Serbu , management , claims backlog , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Concerned Veterans for America ,

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:30am EDT
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As new vets go online, VA and others follow

Tech-savvy vets finding support online.

Tags: technology , Veterans Affairs , Army Reserve , DoD , VFW , Afghanistan , GI Bill

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 05:28pm EDT

Order calls for interagency cooperation on veterans' mental health

Executive order calls for vets in emotional distress to be seen by a professional within 24 hours. It also enlists HHS, Education, DoD and VA in interagency partnerships to find treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Tags: VA , DoD , HHS , Education , mental health , executive order , Barack Obama , Veterans of Foreign Wars , John Hamilton , Brian Bertges , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Vets' jobless rate climbs to nearly 10 percent

The American Legion's Joseph Sharpe explains why vets continue to struggle to find work as the nation's overall jobless rate declines.

Tags: Joseph Sharpe , VA , unemployment , hiring , Dorobek Insider , DoD Report

Monday - 02/07/2011, 03:04pm EST
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Record claims spur demand for automation at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which processed a record one million claims in 2010, is still seeing claims come in faster than it can process them and expects even more new filings in 2011. Despite that, VA hopes to eliminate its backlog of claims by 2015.

Tags: VA , technology , management , disability claims , Eric Shinseki , Veterans Benefits Administration , female veterans , veterans , claims processing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Veterans keeping up the fight for slots

War veterans' organizations are taking another shot at passing legislation allowing them to operate slot machines to offset dire finances at posts across the state.

Tags: slots , Veterans of Foreign Wars , Maryland House of Delegates , Maryland State Senate , Sheila Hixson

Friday - 01/14/2011, 02:00am EST
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