Some Wounded Warrior’s (WW) who are referred to hiring managers or identified in the WW Resume Inventory may not have the experience needed to be considered for the Command’s available vacancies. In those instances, we ask Commands to consider creating a Non-Paid Work Experience opportunity for the WW. CHRA and the Com-mand can coordinate with an Employment coordinator in the Veteran’s Benefits Ad-ministration (VBA) to set-up the experience.
The VBA’s Non-Paid Work Experience program (NPWE) provides eligible veterans with the opportunity to obtain training and practical job experience concurrently. This program is ideal for eligible veterans who have a clearly established career goal, and who learn easily in a hands-on environment. After placement in the NPWE pro-gram, a VBA Case Manager/Employment Specialist will closely monitor the veteran’s progress to ensure that all training goals are being met. While the Command doesn’t pay the WW a salary, the VBA does provide them with a small stipend.
After the Command helps the WW gain experience, we do ask them to consider hiring the WW non-competitively into a permanent appointments, although that is not a re-quirement.
If you are interested in the WW NPWE program, please contact Ms. Jean Tyler, Human Resources Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-602-1253.
SUSAN K. MANKE
Director, HQDA CPAC