Last week (Veterans Day), we launched our most recent version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool. We encourage you to take a look and test drive it (https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool/). By enhancing this tool, we hope to further empower Veterans by arming them with the information they need to navigate the volume of choices. In addition to a new look and feel, this newest update enhances several features and provides some new information. Enhancements include a better search and print functionality, mobile/tablet compatibility, a new look to the benefits calculator, and a new school profile page. Another upgrade is the use of Caution Flags – right now we include the schools identified by Department of Education under their Heightened Cash Monitoring program, schools that the Department of Defense has placed on probation, and schools on accreditation probation. We are working on expanding cautionary information to report other issues that might help a Veteran evaluate a particular school. To see this new feature in action, review the “Caution Flag” section on the tool. A new feature is displaying some Veteran-specific Post-9/11 GI Bill outcome measures, with more coming in the future. Newly added measures include: Retention Rate – measures full and part-time Post-9/11 GI Bill Student Veterans’ attendance at the same institution from the first to the second year. Graduation Rate (2-year IHLs) – measures full and part-time Post-9/11 GI Bill Student Veterans’ graduation As always, we make all the data behind the GI Bill Comparison Tool publically available in easy to digest dashboards. Just click on “Download Data on All Schools” at the bottom of the tool to learn more. We want GI Bill Veterans and dependents to feel they have made the best possible decision in choosing the right school.
TEN 13-15 -- Update on the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation and Announcement of the Availability of a New Research Report: Providing Services to Veterans through the Public Workforce System: Findings from the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation, Volume I and II has been added to the ETA Advisory database and is now available at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=4310.
As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. Attached is our ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. The national unemployment rate decreased from 5.3% to 5.1% and the Veteran unemployment numbers decreased from 4.7% to 4.2%. Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.
MyVA Communities provides online tools for veterans in partnership with the VA.
Officials will share opportunities vets have locally to get trained for higher-paying tech jobs.
The announcement of the release and availability of an interim report, “Veterans’ Licensing and Certification Demonstration;” Also provides an overview of a framework to help states accelerate licensing and certification into civilian occupations by veterans and transitioning military service members.
Transportation services are critical to housing stability for Veterans. Transportation links Veterans to steady work, regular health care, and support services vital to success in housing. Listed here are programs and resources that may assist in the development of a comprehensive plan to get Veterans where they need to go so they can remain in safe, stable housing.
This TEGL expands and clarifies the definition of significant barriers to employment (SBE) provided in Section 5 of Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 19-13, released on April 10, 2014.
A list of frequently asked questions for LVERs regarding job duties and responsibilities.
To rescind TEGL 20-13 and replace it with TEGL 20-13, Change 1. TEGL 20-13, Change 1 deletes the words "upon request" where occurring in the TEGL to clarify the policy for serving veterans ages 18 to 24. The remainder of the TEGL remains unchanged. This Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) identifies for the public workforce system an additional population the Secretary has identified to receive intensive services provided by Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists using a case management approach.
TEGL 22-14 -- Applying the Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate (UNTEER) to States’ Program Year (PY) Veterans’ Entered Employment Rates (VEERs) to Determine Compliance and Identify Need for Remedial Actions has been posted to the ETA Advisory Web site and disseminated to the workforce development system.