The IVMF, in collaboration with OPM, will conduct an implementation review of Presidential Executive Order (EO) 13518

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (September 1, 2016) –  Today, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced the launch of a new research effort, conducted as a collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to independently assess the federal government’s implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13518.  President Barack Obama signed EO 13518 in November 2009 as part of the federal government’s Veterans Employment Initiative, designed to expand and reinforce the recruitment and retention of veterans in the federal workforce.

Specifically, the IVMF research team will objectively assess the overall implementation of the Veterans Employment Initiative over its six-year lifespan, and across 24 participating federal agencies. The goal of the study is to consider the efficacy and impact of the initiative, identify successful practices and implementation strategies, areas and opportunities for improvement, and to offer recommendations to senior policymakers and agency leaders on how best to position the initiative for future success.

“We’re excited to lead this important work in collaboration with OPM,” said Dr. Nick Armstrong, IVMF Senior Director of Research and Evaluation. “While we know that a significant number of veterans seek to continue their service in the public sector, we should periodically reassess the policies and programs that we enact to ensure they’re working as intended and to further maximize the opportunity for both our civic-minded veterans and our federal agencies seeking out top talent.”

Findings and recommendations are planned to be published in an IVMF report to OPM in late 2016.

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Nicholas J. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Research and Policy

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

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About the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Supported by a world-class advisory board and public and private partners committed to advancing the post-service lives of America’s service members, veterans and their families, the IVMF delivers class-leading programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship education and training. The IVMF also provides actionable and national impacting research, policy analysis and program evaluation; coordinates comprehensive collective impact strategies; and works with communities and non-profits to enhance service delivery for veterans and their families. Read more at IVMF.

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