Program & Policy

We work with policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels to study and inform the development of programs, legislation, and policy guidance that advance the lives of veterans and their families.

Recent Work


Innovation in State-Level Veterans Services

Innovation in State-Level Veterans Services State level governments play a pivotal role in allocating resources, setting policy agendas and direct service delivery to veterans. Because services are delivered at the state level, there is significant..... Read More ▶


Inaugural Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement (VPPCE) a Successful Start

During Veterans Day week, 18 retired military service members convened at Syracuse University for the Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement (VPPCE), created exclusively for veterans and military family members pursuing public office or p... Read More ▶

12.14.17 | Policy

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 implemented the VEI since its inception in 2009. This ... Read More ▶

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