September 11, 2013, Rafael A. Torres, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Human Resources and Administration and Debbie Matz, Chairman of the National
Credit Union Administration (NCUA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
to provide NCUA with access to the VA for Vets high-tech, high-touch career
readiness services to increase Veteran employment in the NCUA workforce.
The MOU aligns with President
Obama’s Executive Order 13518 to increase the number of Veterans in the federal
workforce. Under the Feds for Vets
initiative, all federal agencies have the opportunity to leverage the VA for
Vets program by signing MOUs to solidify a partnership with VA through the
Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO). The collaboration
between VESO and NCUA is one of the many steps taken to follow up with
President Obama’s vision to increase Veteran employment. Although NCUA is the fifth federal agency to
partner with VA, it is the first financial services regulatory agency to do
so. Principal Deputy Torres said, “VESO
is privileged to begin a cooperative effort with NCUA on Veterans employment.”
VESO supports Veteran recruitment,
retention, and reintegration through the development and implementation of the
innovative VA for Vets program. The program offers the most
advanced online integrated military skills translator and career assessment
tool on the market; a resume builder that tailors resumes so Veterans can more
easily compete for open positions; and avatar-based technology that connects
deployed Military Service Members back to VA during their operational missions.
In addition, Veterans have the option to receive one-on-one assistance from
Career Coaches located in VA for Vets Call Centers.
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full press release.