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Employment for Eligible Veterans Spouse

Veterans who are receiving a discharge from the military due to their disability are doomed into harsh financial burden with their families. Current legislation regulates that if a veteran is discharged due to an injury, will not be compensated right away for his or her disabilities. It is a process that could take in some cases at least a year or two to receive the full disability rating and the compensation through ...more »

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Empower Those Who Empower Veterans

As a spouse of a retired veteran I would like to let people know that spouses serve. We contribute to the family income, we ensure maintenance is done on the home, and that our children's needs are met. It is inconvenient at best for a family to move miles from their family and childhood friends who provide support during difficult times, and at worst it is demoralizing. Military spouses do it because we are proud ...more »

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How the NLC works for Federal/Military nurses and spouses

Federal, Veterans Administration, Military and Indian Health Services Nurses: The NLC allows RNs and LPNs to have one multistate license in the primary state of residence (the home state) and practice in other compact states (remote states), while subject to each state’s practice laws. Advanced practice nurses (APRNs) are not included in the NLC. Based on federal supremacy, nurses in this category are exempt from licensure ...more »

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Disability Services and Rehabilitation Counseling Information

As both a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and someone who has previously worked as an SFL-TAP counselor, I believe that it is quite important for retiring and separating service members to be given more information regarding what Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling truly is and how those resources can benefit the wounded, ill and injured service member, whether medically retiring from the service or otherwise. I ...more »

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Training records

Veterans should be able to utilize their training records as an equivalent to certain certifications. Number of hours of experience should be assigned to a civilian certificate and contrasted with time spent in career field and verified with training records.

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State recognition of credentials earned in the military

There has to be a better way for New Jersey to recognize credentials earned in the military. As an example, a parajumper medic from the Air Force returned from overseas combat missions to a private ambulance compajy, and applied to be recognized as a paramedic. He had to take English language classes, although a native speaker, plus organic chemistry classes and some others, to achieve state recognition. What makes things ...more »

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Great NEWS for OUR MILITARY SPOUSES: Welcoming Military Spouses to LinkedIn’s Military and Veterans Program

Good morning! I’m writing with an exciting announcement regarding LinkedIn’s Military & Veterans Programs, and to seek your help spreading the word to expand the reach of this new initiative. Background: Since 2011, LinkedIn has invested in resources, training, and partnerships for our active servicemembers and veterans to support the transition from military to civilian life. Today, we’re expanding this program to ...more »

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Registered Veteran small businesses should be "first mandated" on all Federal facilities

Although a veterans "preference" rule already is codified in DoD policies, in practice it does not really work out that way. Veteran small business, especially Disabled Veteran small businesses, should be specifically targeted for a larger percentage of contracts being offered by the DoD and other federal agencies with an improved and simplified notification process. . Currently, I know because I am a registered disabled ...more »

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Practical Ways to Improve Licensing

For veterinarians, most states require several things to issue a license. Proof of graduation from an accredited veterinary school (or passing the ECFVG exam for foreign graduates), submitted proof of passing the national board exam (NAVLE), letters of good standing from all previous states in which the vet has been licensed, paying a variety of fees, and usually passing a state board exam for the new state. So much of ...more »

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Improving License Portability Through Interstate Compacts

The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is now active in 29 states, improving license portability for RNs and LPN/VNs that reside in those states. If a military spouse that is a nurse needs to move from one state to another, he or she can do so and get to work quickly claiming residence in an eNLC compact state if While many states have adopted interstate compacts for a number of health professions to allow practice across ...more »

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Remote Work for Federal Employees

More should be done to support and provide for remote work and career continuity for military spouses who secure federal jobs. I had worked for the VA for three years when my spouse was notified she was being assigned to a base across the country. My position allowed for employees to work remotely if approved; however, at the time I needed to apply, they only conducted this application process two times a year and an ...more »

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License ideas for spouses with good standing

I am an speech-language pathologist that dreads every PCS due to licensing applications and the time, anxiety, and cost related acquiring a new license in each state. What would help me is this: 1) reciprocity granted to active duty military spouses coming from one state to another who are within good standing in their old state, 2) a six month temporary license with each PCS order if I am in good standing from my previous ...more »

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