From Wounded Warrior to Civilian Employee: A Workplace Reference Guide for Managers and Supervisors   [open pdf - 2MB]

This guide assists with wounded warrior transition to the civilian workplace. From the guide: "Medical advances have allowed combat wounded service members to obtain medical treatment faster and closer to the point of injury which has resulted in increased survival rates for our servicemen and women. This means more men and women are returning home, and some are returning with disabilities. Many are reintegrating to civilian life and seeking employment. Some are living with visible and invisible wounds due to the unconventional nature of our current conflicts. Today, employers are looking for individuals who are mission-and team-oriented leaders with a variety of skills and experience gained from their military service. Our veterans bring this to the civilian workplace. This quick reference guide for employers, managers, and supervisors provides information on how to successfully support veterans who have transitioned to the civilian workplace. Specific areas addressed in this guide include the Department of the Navy's (DON) commitment to individuals with disabilities and Wounded Warriors, as well as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), suicide prevention and response, disability etiquette for the workforce, handling leave requests, retention strategies, workplace accommodations, and additional resources. Equality of opportunity is recognized as an essential element of readiness and is vital in retaining a top-quality workforce in order to accomplish the DON's strategic mission. DON's policy is to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. An effective reasonable accommodation policy is an important aspect of DON's commitment to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities."

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