Veterans in state government
State Government Veterans Initiatives
In May 2019, Governor Inslee signed Executive Order 19-01 on employment opportunities for every veteran, transitioning service member, Reserve and National Guard member and military spouse within Washington State. OFM State HR (SHR) is charged with setting standards for agency plans and developing agency resources. SHR is piloting several enterprise strategies in which agencies may participate, including but not limited to:
Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)
The Washington State Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) was formed in 2012 as a resource for making state government an employer of choice for veterans by recommending and developing strategies with the state employees' veteran community.
Washington State Military Transition Council (WSMTC)
The Council will support collaboration between federal, state, and local agencies, private and non-profit organizations that share responsibility for providing transition assistance to service members and their families.
Military Skill and Experience Transition Tools
The following tools can be used to review applications, target job announcements for the veterans population and/or source potential applicants.