NVTI Class Resources
The following is a list of resources referenced in NVTI classes. We have arranged these resources by high level topics: Agencies and Partners; Resources to Serve Employers; Resources to Serve Veterans; and finally, Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance. Within those topic areas, the resources are arranged alphabetically.
Agencies and Partners
DOL VETS site that overviews the vision, mission, values, and leadership of the agency.
American Job Centers (AJCs)
American Job Centers (AJCs) provide free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the employment status of the civilian population
The Bureau of Labor Statistics details the employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
Visit the United States Census Bureau website to access data on topics including demographics, economic trends, and population projections.
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
The mission of the Employment and Training Administration is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.
Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) Program
The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program provides federal funding, through a formula grant, to 54 State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to hire dedicated staff to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible persons with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans.
Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
The Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership connects military spouses with partner employers.
My Skills My Future
My Skills My Future is a CareerOneStop website that helps link military and civilian occupations.
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies delivers training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs.
National Coalition for Homelessness Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is the leading authority on homeless veterans’ issues and the only national organization solely focused on ending veteran homelessness. They work to achieve their mission by promoting collaboration, shaping policy, building service capacity, ensuring accountability, and managing a referral helpline for veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. They are the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state, and federal agencies that provide housing, employment services, case management, legal aid, and other supportive services to thousands of veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness each year.
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI)
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) was established to develop and enhance the professional skills of veterans' employment and training service providers throughout the United States.
National Labor Exchange
The National Labor Exchangeis a public-private partnership between DirectEmployers and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. DirectEmployers is a nonprofit Member-owned and -managed association formed in 2001 by 14 leading Fortune 500 companies searching for a way to reduce recruiting costs, while regaining ownership of their recruitment brand. Now with around 900 employers varying in industry and size, Member benefits include online recruiting solutions, the Partner Relationship Manager (PRM), networking and educational opportunities and more.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides resources for small business owners and people striving to become small business owners.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration supports customers by delivering financial support, providing superior customer service, and ensuring the safety and security of your information.
United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exchange
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exchange provides resources and assistance to support HUD's community partners.
United States Department of Labor – Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS)
DOL VETS main site
United States Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration
The Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) program provides funding, authorized as Research and Evaluation under Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, for justice-involved youth and young adults and adults who were formerly incarcerated. Their goal is to develop strategies and partnerships that facilitate the implementation of successful programs at the state and local levels that will improve the workforce outcomes for this population. These projects are designed to test the effectiveness of successful models and practices found in community and faith-based environments and other government systems that have not been tested for their adaptability in the public workforce system.
United States DOL – Email subscription service
The United States DOL email subscription service is used to sign up for updates or set subscriber preference to DOL information.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The United States Department of Veteran Affairs provides veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
Veterans Career Fairs – The American Legion
Visit The American Legion’s Career Fair as a resource to learn more about the location and dates of various career fairs hosted by the organization.
VETS News & Media
Visit the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service site to view VETS employment data.
VETS Regional Offices
Visit the VETS Regional Offices to view a map of their regional offices.
WorkforceGPS provides useful resources to promote and nourish workforce development.
Resources to Serve Employers
To locate information for employers about apprenticeship programs, please visit apprenticeship programs.
For more resources for hiring veterans visit the Employer Roadmap. Employers can discover best practices by exploring articles and tools.
HIRE Vets Medallion Program
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program honors the employers who hire our Nation’s Heroes; codified in the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act of 2017)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R)
supports the Department's efforts to help create cohesive, economically healthy communities.
PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Office provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions. PD&R is committed to involving a greater diversity of perspectives, methods, and researchers in HUD research.
Jurisdiction Thresholds and Inflationary Adjustments
Jurisdiction Thresholds and Inflationary Adjustments sets specific dollar thresholds for companies that have entered into federal contracts or subcontracts and must abide by DOL mandates.
National Labor Exchange (NLx)
Visit the National Labor Exchange to access an automated job index for employers.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Access the Veterans Hiring Guidebook for information about connecting employers and veterans.
Veterans Hiring Toolkit
The Veterans Hiring Toolkit assists and educates employers in hiring veterans and includes links with detailed information and resources to assist in the recommended steps to hiring veterans.
VETS Hire a Veteran
VETS Hire a Veteran provides resources for employers.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
Resources to Serve Veterans
Hosted by Benefits.gov, the Benefit Finder questionnaire can be used to find information on benefits veterans and others may be eligible to receive.
Career One Stop
Career One Stop is a source for career exploration, training, and jobs sponsored by U.S. DOL.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Disabled American Veterans is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
EducationPlanner is your one-stop career and college planning website. EducationPlanner provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare students for the important decisions they will face in the future.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.
The Federal Bonding Program
The US Department of Labor (USDOL) created the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) in 1966. The FBP has been successfully providing fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity.
Grants.gov Program Management Office
The Grants.gov Program Management Office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget. Under the President's Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.
Homeless Shelter Directory
A list of homeless shelters and homeless service organizations in the U.S.
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)
The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program is an employment focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS)
Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families provided programs & services to more than 20,000 veterans, service members and their families in 2017, and more than 90,000 since 2011.
The Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
Joint National Guard Employment Support Program (ESP)
The Joint National Guard Employment Support Program supports our National Guard Service members in finding meaningful careers and job opportunities.
Make the Connection
Make the Connection is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
Marine for Life Network (M4L)
Marine for Life Network connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other veterans' services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.
Military Occupational Classification (MOC) Crosswalk Search
Use the MOC Crosswalk Search to find military codes or titles.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
The Military Officers Association of America is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. Represent the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.
Military Civilian Occupation Translator
Employers can use the Military Civilian Occupation Translator to identify which military occupations (including Military Occupation Specialty, or MOS and MOC codes) best match their civilian job openings on the basis of education, training, skills, and experience.
My Next Move for Veterans
My Next Move for Veterans is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.
National Veterans’ Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC)
The National Veterans’ Technical Assistance Center provides training and technical assistance to its grantees and other organizations who are committed to helping veterans experiencing homelessness find employment. NVTAC is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS).
New Directions for Veterans (NDVets)
New Directions for Veterans offers a wide array of services including substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, as well as parenting and money management classes. Legal and tax assistance are available, as is an active aftercare program and resources for alumni. Veterans leave NDVets with a savings account, housing, a job or other income, computer skills, renewed self-confidence and the support of mentors and peers. Such a transformation takes hard work, motivation and accountability, but the results are life altering—and for many veterans, life-saving.
O*Net Online A tool for career exploration and job analysis.
Pets of the Homeless
Feeding Pets of the Homeless find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. Their task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. To accomplish this task, they have four unique programs that provides free pet food, free emergency veterinary care, they sponsor wellness clinics and ship sleeping crates to homeless shelters.
Sheltering Animals & Families Together™ (SAF-T)
Sheltering Animals & Families TogetherTM is the first and only global initiative guiding domestic violence shelters on how to house families together with their pets. SAF-T enables more domestic violence victims to leave abusive households without leaving their pets behind and at risk. SAF-T also celebrates the human-animal bond and how family pets can provide comfort, reassurance and healing to adult and child survivors.
Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America’s mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Transition Assistance Program provides service members who are about to be discharged with job seeking skills such as resume writing to help their transition to the civilian world.
United States Army – Soldier for Life (SFL)
United States Army Soldier for Life program improves Soldier, Family, and Army readiness by developing a broad network of resources to support every soldier, veteran, and family member through all phases of their service.
United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. They fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - Community Planning and Development / Veteran Information (HUDVet)
HUDVet facilitates collaboration among Federal agencies and veteran-serving organizations regarding programs for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- HUDVet's State and Local Resources directory assists the coordination of community-based Continuum of Care services for veterans who are homeless.
- HUDVet's National Resources list provides links and contact information for many of the organizations that impact and serve veterans nationally.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports
Visit the Continuum of Care Homeless Populations and Subpopulation Reports for more information regarding report counts for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons by household type and subpopulation, available at the national and state level, and for each Continuum of Care.
United States Department of Labor (DOL) Employment & Training Administration Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers (UCX)
The Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers program provides benefits for eligible ex-military personnel.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
The Veterans Benefits Administration provides a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families. Below are some of our major program offices within VBA.
United States Sentencing Commission
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, a bipartisan, independent agency located in the judicial branch of government, was created by Congress in 1984 to reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in sentencing.
Veterans Career Fairs—DAV
DAV is a nonprofit charity that focuses on connecting veterans with meaningful employment and resources.
Veterans.gov provides resources for all veterans, including information on finding a job, starting a business, hiring veterans, VA benefits and information, and military spouses.
VetNet is operated through a collaboration between The Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Hire Heroes USA and serves as a platform to help veterans and their families find careers. NGOs, employers and members of the media that would like to get involved can contact here.
Vets Prevail is a personalized & confidential behavior change platform where Veterans help each other to discover issues and overcome challenges.
Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC)
The Virginia Department of Corrections is the largest state agency with more than 12,000 employees across the Commonwealth. They operate secure facilities and probation and parole offices to provide care and supervision for offenders under state custody.
Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance
HIRE Vets Act
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017, “encourage[s] effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts, and for other purposes.”
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Veterans who served on active duty after September 10, 2001, may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill that can help the veteran pay for job training.
Public Law 115-31
Visit the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 to learn more about Public Law 115-31.
Public Law 115-245
Visit the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 to learn more about Public Law 115-245.
Title 20 of the CFR Section 1001
Visit Title 20 of the CFR Section 1001 to learn more about Services for Veterans.
Title 20 of the CFR Section 1002
Visit Title 20 of the CFR Section 1002 to learn more about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994; Final Rules.
Title 20 of the CFR Section 1010
Visit Title 20 of the CFR Section 1010 to learn more about the Application of Priority of Service for Covered Persons.
Title 38 of the US Code
Visit Title 38 of the US Code to learn more information pertaining to Veterans’ Benefits.
The VOW Act
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is committed to helping the men and women who have served our nation and protected our Liberty compete in today’s austere economic climate through comprehensive legislation that provides a 360 solution to veteran unemployment. To learn more, please visit The Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011.
VPL, TEGL, TEN, and Grant Officer Memorandum Directory
VPLs are the vehicle by which VETS provides additional guidance to the states to clarify veterans’ program requirements. A useful resource is a directory of VPLs, TEGLs, and TENs.
The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 established a nationwide system of public employment offices known as the Employment Service. The Act was amended in 1998 to make the Employment Service part of the One-Stop services delivery system.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Public Law 113-128
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
Public Law 113-128 provides legislative details on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 is used to consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States, and for other purposes.
State Resources for Veterans Preference Laws
2018 Code of Alabama Title 25 – INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LABOR. Chapter 1 – GENERAL PROVISIONS. Article 5 – Voluntary Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy Act. Section 25-1-52 – Requirements; implementation.
2016 Arizona Revised Statues Title 23 – Labor section 23.495.01 Voluntary veterans’ performance employment policy; private employers; eligibility
2015 Arkansas Code Title 11 – Labor and Industrial Relations Chapter 15 – Voluntary Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy
2018 Florida Statute Title XX – Chapter 295.188 Preference in hiring veterans for private employers
2018 Florida Statute Title I Chapter 1.01
2018 Florida Statute Title XX Chapter 295.07 -Preference in appointment and retention
2017 Georgia Code Title 34 - Labor and Industrial Relations Chapter 1 - General Provisions § 34-1-8. Veterans' preference employment policy; use not a violation
Title 65 Soldiers and Sailors Chapter 5
-Rights and Privileges of Veterans 65-513 Preference by Private Employers
Title 65 Soldiers and Sailors Chapter 5 -Rights and Privileges of Veterans 65-503 Eligibility for Preference
Title 65 Soldiers and Sailors Chapter 5 -Rights and Privileges of Veterans 65-502 Definitions
2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 330 – VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS 330 ILCS 56/ - Veterans Preference in Private Employment Act
2015 Indiana Code TITLE 10. PUBLIC SAFETY ARTICLE 17. VETERANS’ AFFAIRS CHAPTER 15. VOLUNTARY VETERANS’ PREFERENCE EMPLOYMENT POLICY
2016 Iowa Code Title I – STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND MANAGEMENT Chapter 35 – VETERANS AFFAIRS Section 35.3 – Veterans preference in private employment permitted
2015 Kansas Statutes Chapter 73- SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND PATRIOTIC EMBLEMS Article 2 VETERANS’ PREFERENCE 73-231 Permissive preference in private employment
2014 Kansas Statutes Chapter 73- SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND PATRIOTIC EMBLEMS Article 2 VETERANS’ PREFERENCE 73-201 Preference in governmental employment and promotion; notice when veteran not hired; notice of job openings; information regarding preference; remedy when preference not provided
Kentucky Statute 40.345 -Private employer may have voluntary veterans’ preference employment policy – Registry of employers – Administrative regulations.
Kentucky Statute 40.010 -Definitions for chapter.
Part VII. Employment of Veterans Section 1001. Preference in hiring veterans for private employers
Title 26: LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 7: EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Maryland Code, Labor and Employment Section 3-714
Section 44 3/4: Preference in promoting or hiring veteran, spouse of honorably discharged disabled veteran or surviving spouse of veteran
Section 7: Definitions of statutory terms; statutory construction
Section 35.1202 PRIVATE EMPLOYER’S VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY ACT (EXCERPT) Act 508 of 2014 35.1202 Voluntary veterans’ preference employment policy; adoption by private employer; writing; uniform application
Section 35.1201 PRIVATE EMPLOYER’S VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY ACT (EXCERPT) Act 508 of 2014 35.1201 Short title; definitions
2018 Minnesota Statutes 197.4551-PERMISSIVE PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS IN PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
2018 Minnesota Statutes 197.447 -Veteran, defined
Title 39. Labor Chapter 29. Veterans’ Employment Preference Part 1. General Provisions 39-29-101 Definitions. 39-29-102 Point preference or alternative preference in initial hiring for certain applicants – substantially equivalent selection procedure. 39-29-103 Notice and claim of preference. 39-29-104 Enforcement of preference. 39-29-111 Retention during reduction in force. 39-29-112 Adoption of rules.
Nebraska Revised Statutes Chapter 48. Labor section 48-238. Veterans preference in private employment; policy; notice to Commissioner of Labor; registry
2017 Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 613 – Employment Practices NRS 613.385 – Preferential treatment in hiring veteran or spouse of veteran permitted
Title 37 – Veterans; Privileges, Benefits and Recognition Related to Military Service Chapter 417 – Veterans’ Services and Honorary Recognition Related to Military Service
Chapter 37-19.1 Veterans’ Preferences
BILL NO. 195 -Veterans’ preference
Chapter 408 – Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel
2017 ORS 659A.082 Discrimination against person for service in uniformed service prohibited.
TITLE 30 Military Affairs and Defense Chapter 30-21 -Employment of Veterans Section 30-21-14 Preference in private employment
South Carolina Code of Laws Unannotated Title 1 – Administration of the Government CHAPTER 13 State Human Affairs Commission
H.B. No. 3547 AN ACT relating to a voluntary veteran’s employment preference for private employers.
Effective 5/12/2015 Chapter 50 Veterans Preference in Private Employment Act
Effective 5/10/2016 Index: Utah Code; Title 71: Veterans; Chapter 10: Veterans Preference; Section 1: Definitions; 71-10-1. Definitions.
Code of Virginia Section 40.1-27.2. Preference for veterans and spouses.
Code of Virginia Section 2.2-2903. Grade or rating increase and other preferences for veterans and their surviving spouses and children, and members of the National Guard.
RCW 73.16.110 Preference in private employment – Permissive
RCW 41.04.005 “Veteran” defined for certain purposes
West Virginia Code Chapter 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECTRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC. Article 11. Human Rights Commission. Section 5-11-9A. Veterans Preference Not a Violation of Equal Employment Opportunity Under Certain Circumstances
ORIGINAL SENATE FILE NO. SF003 Enrolled Act NO. 63, Senate; Sixty-Third Legislature of the State of Wyoming; 2016 Budget Session