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Helping vets transition from "body armor to business suits"

Maureen Casey and Todd Bowers with JP Morgan Chase and Company join host Derrick Dortch to talk about the 100,000 Jobs Mission, and how it is helping veterans find jobs in the private sector.
November 7, 2014

Tags: workforce , 100,000 Jobs Mission , hiring , Veterans hiring , Maureen Casey , Todd Bowers , JP Morgan Chase , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , Concert for Valor

Friday - 11/07/2014, 06:59pm EST
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Ellen Edmonson, Veterans Health Administration Telehealth Services

Veterans made 2 million virtual health care visits in fiscal 2014. Whether it's having a consult without leaving your living room or having medical data collected and monitored remotely, telehealth makes more care possible for many vets who can't make it to a clinic or don't have one nearby. Ellen Edmonson is deputy chief consultant of the Veterans Health Administration Telehealth Services. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to describe how telehealth works.

Tags: Ellen Edmonson , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , telehealth , Veterans Health Administration , Veterans Affairs

Friday - 10/24/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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James Rodriguez, Defense Department Warrior Care Policy

The fifth annual Warrior Games kick off this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will compete for their branch of the armed forces. The sports include wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. James Rodriguez, Deputy Secretary of Defense for Warrior Care Policy, provided a preview of the games on the Federal Drive.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , Tom Temin , James Rodriguez , Warrior Games , Warrior Care , sports ,

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:20pm EDT
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New, standardized VA forms aim to speed up disability claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to introduce new, standardized disability claims forms to help streamline the claims process. The goal is to make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state their claims and also provide necessary documentation.

Tags: pay and benefits , Veteran Affairs , disability claims , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu , Allison Hickey

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 03:30pm EDT

US to train veterans to install solar panels

The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030.

Tags: workforce , green government , USDA

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 11:00am EDT

Dan Dellinger, National Commander, American Legion

President Obama has signed a big Veterans Affairs Department reform bill into law. No group will be watching what happens next more than the nation's military veterans. Dan Dellinger is national commander of the American Legion. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what they're looking for when it comes to the new law.

Tags: VA , VA overhaul bill , Congress , Dan Dellinger , American Legion

Friday - 08/08/2014, 08:33am EDT
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Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Newly hired federal employees don't have any sick leave during their first year on the job. Instead they accrue it over time and can start using it their second year. That creates a dilemma for wounded veterans who want to work for a federal agency, but can't miss a doctor's appointment. A newly-introduced piece of legislation aims to eliminate that dilemma. Katie Maddocks, government affairs representative of the Federal Managers Association, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu why it's a staunch advocate of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , Federal Managers Association , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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Baltimore VA office mismanaged thousands of documents, claims folders

A report by the Veterans Affairs' Inspector General's office found that a regional supervisor stockpiled about 8,000 veteran-related documents, and that paperwork with sensitive personal information was poorly handled.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Dena Levitz , Allison Hickey , Linda Halliday , inspector general , mismanagement , VARO , Baltimore , mail , claims folders

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 12:05pm EDT
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