Supporting Veterans at Work

There are many ways to support Veterans and members of the Reserve and National Guard in the workplace. This toolkit is designed to provide useful resources to employers, managers or supervisors, and human resource professionals to support these employees. Choose from the topics below for guidance on issues and to learn more about:

Supporting Your Employees in the Reserve & National Guard
http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/supportEmployees.asp

  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • What to do when employees leave to serve and how to support their return
  • See an example of a military leave policy

Supporting Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Work
http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/supportveterans.asp

  • How to enhance performance with the military training model
  • Mentoring programs

Challenges & How to Help
http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/challenges.asp

  • Common challenges readjusting to civilian life
  • Less common challenges like Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Help employees by utilizing EAPs
  • Find assistance when accommodating employees with disabilities

Communication Tips
http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/communicationTips.asp

  • General communication tips for managers and supervisors
  • How to manage conflict in the workplace
  • How to deal with an employee with a performance problem
  • What not to say to a Veteran employee

For additional resources contact the Fond du Lac County Veteran’s Service Office – 929-3117

 

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