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❯❯❯ C A R E E R S I N W AT E R VA Form 28-1904, Agreement to Train on the Job Veteran VA Form 28-1905c, Monthly Record of Training and Wages VA Form 28-1905m, Request for Supplies • The hiring agency signs VA Form 22-8794, Designation of Certifying Officials. The employer lists staff who he/she authorizes to sign any documents relating to the OJT program • The hiring agency signs a Veterans Administration Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Equal Opportunity Laws VA Form 20-8206 Benefits to the hiring agency • Hire qualified veterans trained to the agency’s specifications • Hire a trainee at an apprenticeship wage • The VA provides the necessary tools, equipment, uniforms and other supplies • Appropriate accommodations are made based on individual needs • Minimal paperwork is required of the hiring agency • The hiring agency has VA support during training and placement follow-up phase to assist with work or training-related needs Benefits for veterans • Immediate income and benefits as an employee • Valuable skills are learned in a practical setting that meet the agency’s specifications • Salary is supplemented by VA subsistence allowance, so veterans receive journeyman wages from the start (up to $554.22 in monthly subsistence allowance without dependents as allowed for OJT – based on October 1, 2010 rates) • Permanent employment following successful completion of the OJT program • One-on-one support from a VRC or EC to assist with training or work related needs In summary, the OJT program is beneficial to both veterans and hiring agencies. This program enhances employment opportunities for veterans as well as employers gaining a qualified skilled employee. If you have questions, please contact Jeffrey Jack, Employment Coordinator, at Jeffrey.Jack@va.gov or 202-461-9644. First Quarter 2012 • 21 Private Sector On-The-Job Training THE DEPARTMENT OF Veterans Affairs (VA) VetSuccess program provides eligible veterans with an opportunity to obtain training and practical hands-on experience concurrently through the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program. A Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) or Employment Coordinator (EC) closely monitors each veteran’s progress to ensure goals are met. Since veterans are hired by participating employers at the onset of an OJT program, employment is expected to continue following successful completion of the OJT program. The EC and/or VRC facilitate the process by identifying suitable placements and coordinating efforts between all parties. Steps to setting up an OJT program • The hiring agency, with assistance from the VRC or EC, identifies specific job objectives to be accomplished by the veteran • The hiring agency indicates the length of time it should take the veteran to accomplish each objective • The hiring agency specifies the wage schedule paid to the veteran during the OJT • With the assistance from the VRC or EC, the hiring agency will complete the following forms: http://www.nrwa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 1, 2012

FROM THE PRESIDENT
FIVE TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
BEING JULIA CHILD: MAKING THE MOST OF THE OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL WATER
FROM DITCH TO DESK: THE PATH OF SUCCESS FOR A PROFESSIONAL IN OUR INDUSTRY
WATER UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
PRIVATE SECTOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
TAMING THE RIVER
REGULATORY UPDATE
THROWING MY LOOP
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS/ ADVERTISERS.COM
FROM THE CEO

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