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Policy | Dec 14, 2017

Implementation Assessment of U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Veterans Employment Initiative

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) enlisted the expertise of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University to understand how the federal government has impl...

Entrepreneurship | Nov 03, 2017

Operation Vetrepreneurship: Bridging the Gap: Motivations, Challenges, and Successes of Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veterans have launched businesses at higher rates than civilians for many decades. Just ten years ago, few programs for veterans taught entrepreneurship or provided tools to help them create sustainab...

Employment | Dec 20, 2016

Pathways to Opportunity: Financial Flexibility and Workforce Readiness

Financial preparation is an often overlooked component of a service member’s transition from the military. Service members who are financially unprepared for transition, at best, limit their ability...

Employment | Dec 07, 2016

The Force Behind the Force: Training, Leveraging, and Communicating About Military Spouses as Employees

Military spouses have higher unemployment rates, estimated as much as three times higher than their civilian peers. In an effort to arm the HR community with information about the value military spous...

Employment | Nov 22, 2016

The Force Behind the Force: Case Profiles of Successful Military Spouses Balancing Employment, Service, and Family

The second brief of this series highlights eight successful military spouses currently employed in the corporate workforce. Through the detailed conversations, the reader begins to understand the empl...

Entrepreneurship | Nov 17, 2016

The State of Veteran Entrepreneurship Research: What We Know and Next Steps

This paper reviews the current state of research on veteran entrepreneurship, identifies critical gaps, and offers recommendations for future research. The authors reviewed federal datasets and schola...

Community Support | Nov 02, 2016

AmericaServes Transparency Report

Since 2013, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has been working alongside providers, funders and communities around the U.S. to establish the AmericaServes network, and transform...

Education | Sep 30, 2016

Advancing Veteran Success in Higher Education: Case Studies of Student Veteran Support Programs at San Diego State University, the University of Texas-Arlington, the University of South Florida, and Florida State College Jacksonville

This set of case highlights examined key factors leading to or hindering student-veteran program performance at San Diego State University, the University of Texas-Arlington, the University of South F...

Education | Sep 08, 2016

Advancing Veteran Success in Higher Education: Case Highlights of Veteran-Friendly Programs at Professional Schools at Syracuse University

Paper III of this Leading Practices series explores the process of becoming more veteran-friendly through the lens of Syracuse University. The study assessed five schools on the Syracuse University ca...

Employment | Aug 11, 2016

Workforce Readiness Alignment: The Relationship Between Job Preferences, Retention, and Earnings

This paper provides a deeper analysis of veterans’ employment experiences post-separation; specifically, the long term benefits of aligning military-conferred skills with career goals and expectatio...

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