State's Veterans Program Recognized with Emloyer Support of the Guard Award


Las Vegas, NV - September 19, 2016

The State of Nevada Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM) recently received the prestigious Seven Seals Award from the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program in recognition of Nevada’s significant support of Veterans through human resource services. ESGR was created in 1972 to develop and promote supportive civilian work environments for Reservists.

Lee-Ann Easton, Deputy Director of the Department of Administration, who spearheaded the effort to create a personnel position dedicated to helping Veterans get hired and retain employment with the state, credits Veterans Coordinator, Doug Williams, for the high-level of recognition this newly created program has already received. “I’m proud to have helped bring this program online, but give full credit to our outstanding Veterans Coordinator who is making it so successful,” said Easton. “Doug’s professionalism, dedication and gung-ho attitude have been a tremendous benefit to our Veterans and our state.”

In addition to creating the Veterans Coordinator position, DHRM also developed a robust Veteran Employment Program that includes support for past and present National Guard and Reserve members. As a result of this program, National Guard and Reserve members can now access individual assistance in completing applications for State of Nevada jobs as well as guidance regarding the many different career opportunities that the state has to offer. National Guard and Reserve members are also connected to other available resources and services in the areas of employment, housing and medical benefits as needed.

Williams’ outreach efforts helped establish a meaningful partnership between state Human Resources and Nevada Work For Warriors, a National Guard Bureau Non-Profit Program. These two entities collaborate on a continual basis ensuring that National Guard and Reserve members are being connected as much as possible to the services and resources they need, even if they are relocating to Nevada from another location. DHRM has also provided training and guidance to the Work for Warriors Veteran employment coordinators so that they can better advise Veteran candidates regarding State of Nevada career opportunities.

In addition, to ensure the state is responsive and relevant to Veteran’s needs, Williams collects feedback and input from current and potential State of Nevada employees that are serving in the National Guard and Reserve, and uses it to provide critical information and recommendations to the Interagency Council of Veterans Affairs for consideration at upcoming legislative sessions.

If you can benefit from the services of a Veterans Coordinator for employment with the State of Nevada, or know of someone who can, please reach out to Doug Williams, (702) 486-8838,
Email: dougwilliams@admin.nv.gov, http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Veterans/

For more information about the Employer Service of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award, visit the ESGR website at this link: http://www.esgr.mil/employer-awards/seven-seals-award.aspx