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Tips for agencies when hiring veterans with disabilities

Agencies are increasing the number of disabled veterans in their ranks as they try to fulfill White House hiring mandates. But there's still a lot of unease about how disabled vets will fit into civilian environments. "The civilian workplace is a really bizarre place" for veterans, said workforce and diversity consultant Lisa Stern at a recent training she gave federal hiring officials in Bethesda.

Tags: DOL , hiring , workforce , disabilities , Lisa Stern , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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Lawmakers want audit of wait times for veterans

Lawmakers want an inspector general investigation to see how long veterans must wait for mental health treatment.

Tags: Patty Murray , Richard Burr , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , Senate , Department of Veterans Affairs , DoD

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 02:10pm EST

Obama telephones thanks to service members abroad

President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S. service members stationed abroad to wish them a happy Thanksgiving and praise their military service.

Tags: Barack Obama , Thanksgiving

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:09pm EST

President signs jobs bill for veterans

President Obama signs bipartisan bill that will help The President says it will help about 850,000 veterans who are currently unemployed and tens of thousands who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress ,

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 08:27am EST

Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets, repeals contractor tax withholding

President Barack Obama will sign into law Monday legislation giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans.

Tags: Barack Obama , VA , Congress , Associated Press

Monday - 11/21/2011, 01:16pm EST

Pilot program trains vets to be execs

Kelly O'Connor, president of Efiia Cares, shares details of the program.

Tags: Efiia Cares , VA , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 07:23pm EST
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Obama urges help for veterans in radio address

Tags: workforce , hiring , Barack Obama

Saturday - 11/12/2011, 11:52am EST

DoD pushes business training for veterans

The Defense Department has announced new opportunities for service members and wounded veterans who are now returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD , DoD Report , Small Business Administration , hiring

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:00am EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 8, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Congress , Commerce Department , Interior Department , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 08:32am EST
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