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Fiscal Year 2017: Issue 2

Welcome Maria Gogo to the VEPO

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Maria Gogo recently joined the Treasury Veterans Employment Program Office (VEPO) as the Treasury Veterans Employment Coordinator.  Ms. Gogo joined the Department on November 2014 when she returned to the workforce full time after completing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation Program.  Maria previously worked with the Department’s Office of Civil Rights and Diversity as an EEO Assistant.  She is a retired Army Sergeant First Class.  

Please contact Ms. Gogo if you are interested in opportunities with the Department of the Treasury or need assistance with the federal hiring process at vets@treasury.gov or call 202-927-VETS (8387).  If you are Treasury veteran employee and require assistance with your transition process from military to federal sector, reach out to Ms. Gogo for support.

Open Online Exchange Shopping to all Veterans

The Department of Defense (DOD) announced on January13, 2017 that veterans will be able to shop online at military exchanges as early as November 11, 2017. While the provision does not allow for purchase of uniforms, alcohol, or tobacco products, veterans will be allowed to shop in expansive retail websites like Navy Exchange  and Exchange.
For more details, visit DoD to Open Online Exchange Shopping to Veterans.

Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water

After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune, NC may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits.  The new rule covers active duty, Reserve and National Guard members who developed one of eight diseases while stationed at the Marine base for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987.  The medical evidence must show the veteran has a current disease on the list of presumptive conditions related to Camp Lejeune. For more information, visit Exposure to Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune.

VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a program called Strength at Home available to help veterans involved in a violent relationship.  According to the program, veterans experience higher rates of physical or verbal abuse in their relationships then non-veterans. The military trains servicemembers to react quickly to threatening situations considering the need for this skill set in combat. However, in a relationship, reacting quickly is not the best option.  The program teaches the tools to lead a calmer life which means calmer relationships. Veterans seeking to improve their communication strategies to improve relationships, the Strength at Home might be a good fit.

Reduced Fare Program for Veterans with Disabilities

Veterans who have been granted a 60% or greater disability rating by the Department of Veteran Affairs qualify for the Reduced Fare Program for customers with disabilities. The Metro Disability ID/SmarTrip® Card provides people with disabilities a discounted rate. The card can be used to pay the fare when using Metrobus and Metrorail, buy a 7-Day regional pass, pay half the peak fare on Metrorail, and pay 85¢ with cash or if paying with the Metro Disability ID/SmarTrip® on regular Metrobus routes and other regional bus services. For more information, visit Who Qualifies? Veterans outside the Washington Metropolitan Area, visit your local transit authority websites for veteran benefits.

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Resource Corner

Veterans Preference and Special Hiring Authorities

Veterans and disabled veterans are entitled to preference over others in hiring for federal government positions. Visit the Veterans' Preference Advisor to determine your preference eligibility and Feds Hire Vets to identify your eligibility for appointment using special hiring authorities for veterans.

 

Message from the VEPO

The Veterans Employment Program Office (VEPO) maintains a veterans email directory and provides job opportunities and other veteran focused resources on a frequent basis. If you would like to receive these types of information, email vets@treasury.gov.

 

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Career Opportunities

To see all vacancies, visit: https://treasury.usajobs.gov

  • Narrow search by job category, location, and Treasury bureau
  • Attach required documentations

Based on job vacancy and veteran status, include:

  • DD-214: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • SF-15: Application for 10 Point Veteran’s Preference
  • Civil Service Preference Letter (known as VA Letter)

Transition to a federal government career at the Department of the Treasury Read more about Careers at Treasury.

Veterans Employment Program Office • 202.927.VETS (8387) • vets@treasury.gov