Showcasing Federal Veterans Programs in Honor of Veterans Day

November 4, 2016 

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In honor of Veterans Day, this week’s FEDtalk will showcase various programs offered by the federal government for veterans transitioning back into civilian life.

Joining host Jason Briefel of Shaw Bransford & Roth in the studio is Curtis Coy, the Deputy Under Secretary of Economic Opportunity at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Ariel DeJesus, the Assistant Director of Veterans Employment and Education at The American Legion, Bill Metheny, the Acting Director of National Programs and Director of Field Operations at the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS); and Dr. Karin Orvis, the Acting Director of the Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO) within the Department of Defense (DoD) to discuss the veterans programs they head up and to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

The radio show airs Friday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. ET. On Friday, stream online at Federal News Radio, or tune in to 1500 AM in the Washington, DC area.

FEDtalk is a live radio talk show produced by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider's perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.

FEDtalk is sponsored by Long Term Care Partners who administers the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sponsored Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). Start planning for the future. Take the next step and visit today.

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