Protected Veteran Status Rights – Can Employers Discriminate Against Disabled Veterans?

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While the unemployment rate for veterans is getting better, there are still many who struggle with discrimination in the workplace against veterans for one reason or another. Protected Veteran Status Rights are important to understand when applying for positions and if you feel that you are being discriminated against. Continue reading

Thrift Savings Plan Rollover – How to Transfer your TSP into an IRA

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Many transitioning personnel have established Thrift Savings Plans (TSP’s)and may transfer them into an IRA if they choose to do so. There are many pros and cons to doing so, and you must consider the options very carefully before making a final decision. Continue reading

Federal Government Opportunities For Veterans

The federal government is one of the nation’s leading employers and is need of highly skilled individuals that meet the agency staffing needs and mission objectives. Realizing that veterans have skills and training that are valuable assets to the work place, the percentage of veteran new hires has increased increase. The Veterans Employment Initiative, which was established in 2009, is a program that is geared towards promoting the hiring of veterans in the executive branch. 2014 was the first year since the program launched that overall new employee hires increased.

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Top Flexible Companies For Veterans

Every year Military Times‘ releases a list of the best employers for veterans. With a wide variety of career opportunities, the companies land on the list by answering a series of questions about policies, recruiting, and veteran culture. To shake things up this year, we have the top flexible companies for veterans taken from Military Times‘ list.

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2015 Best Veteran Friendly Companies

Each year, more and more companies focus their efforts on veteran hiring. Veteran’s have skills that any company would be happy to have but there are some companies out there that go above and beyond to hire and train vets.

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Questions about Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

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The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) can be a confusing situation and difficult to understand. The Department of Defense has highlighted several frequently asked questions that may make it easier to understand BAH. The article highlights the following questions and provides links to other sites that more fully explain BAH. Continue reading

TAD PGS Inc., joins the Virginia Values Veterans Program

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The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an official Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veterans Services Program, mandated by the governor of the state of Virginia. Continue reading

Veteran Resource Locator Available Online

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There are a multitude of resources available for veterans in their search for help with issues from suicide prevention and crisis assistance to compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation, home loans, death benefits, employment, and disability. Continue reading

TRICARE Pharmacy Changes Coming October 1st

 

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Beginning October 1st, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries except active duty personnel to get selected brand name drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home delivery or a military pharmacy. Those using a retail pharmacy will be required to pay the full cost of the prescription. Continue reading

Veterans Service Organizations for Claims Assistance, Career Guidance and More

Making the transition from the military world back to the civilian world is a difficult task. The problem is compounded if you are a still recovering from combat, recuperating from wounds, moving to a new location, transitioning with a family to take care of, and many other factors. The good news is there are dozens of agencies and Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) that were created to help veterans and their families, or their survivors. Continue reading