In collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the IVMF led an independent assessment of the federal government’s implementation of Executive Order 13518. Signed in November 2009 by President Barack Obama, the order created a Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) intended to enhance recruiting, hiring, and retention of veterans in the federal civil service.
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 implemented the VEI since its inception in 2009. This report is an in-depth, extensive study of that initiative. This report documents the results of an independent study to assess the policy implementation of the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI).
The study considers the initiative’s efficacy and impact; identifies successful practices, implementation strategies, opportunities for improvement; and offers recommendations to senior policymakers and agency leaders on how best to ensure future success.
192 pgs, available with the “Download” button on this page.
Executive SummaryExecutive Summary
Key Highlights for PolicymakersKey Highlights
Project PlanProject Plan
Press ReleasePress Release
The IVMF has prepared chapters from the full report to be distributed separately, each with a preface.
(Chapters Forthcoming: 2018)