Veterans Workshop presentation

APRIL 24TH, 2014
Presented by:
“You served your
country well, now let
us serve you”
VOW to Hire Heroes Work Opportunity
Tax Credit
New York State 2014 Veterans Tax Credit
New York State Experience Counts
Veterans Online Career Tools
WOTC Forms
IRS Form 8850
• Completed on the day the job offer is made.
ETA Form 9061
• Unemployment Insurance Letter
• DD214
Submit the completed and signed IRS and ETA forms to your state
workforce agency . Forms must be submitted within 28 calendar days of
the employee's start date.
States may accept applications via mail, fax, or e-mail or may have an
automated WOTC process that accepts electronic submissions. If you are
not sure how your state accepts applications, contact your state WOTC
NYS 2014 “Hire-A-Vet Credit”
The Hire-a-Vet Credit encourages the hire of
qualified veterans.
Businesses must employ a qualified veteran for no less than
35 hours per week for one full year.
A qualified veteran is someone who served on active duty in
the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard,
Reserves, National Guard, New York Guard or New York Naval
Militia, and was released from active duty by general or
honorable discharge after September 11, 2001.
Qualified veterans must attest that they were not employed for
35 or more hours in the previous 180 days.
Businesses may earn up to $5,000 for hiring a qualified
veteran, and up to $15,000 for hiring one who is disabled.
“Hire-A-Vet Credit”
Technical Memorandum
TSB-M-13(9)C, (8)I
Veteran Affidavit
Experience Counts
In November 2011, Governor Cuomo launched an initiative to ensure
that Veterans' valuable and specialized military experience is recognized
when they transition to the civilian workforce.
Military Veterans are highly trained, often in specialized skills that are in
great demand in the public and private sectors. However, Veterans'
training is often unacknowledged when they pursue licenses, degrees,
and certifications in the civilian workforce.
Through the Governor's "Experience Counts" campaign, state agencies
would identify ways that New York can better recognize the skills and
training those Veterans possess.
Experience Counts cont.
In the first step in the "Experience Counts" campaign, the Governor
announced a series of reforms to state licensing and higher
education that will ensure military experience is appropriately
credited when service members return to civilian life:
The State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University
of New York (CUNY) will each launch "Experience Counts"
programs to improve their processes for awarding credit for military
The Department of Motor Vehicles will make it easier and less
costly for military members who have gained experience driving
trucks and heavy equipment during their military service to obtain a
New York commercial driver's license by waiving the road test.
The Department of Health will allow military training and
experience as a medic to count toward certification for home health
aides and nursing home aides, as it already does for certification as
a paramedic.
Experience Counts cont.
Some of the current licenses and certifications covered under the
“Experience Counts Campaign” include:
Advanced Emergency Medical
Armed Security Guard
Bus Driver
Certified First Responder
Crane Operator
Emergency Medical
Home Health Aide
Home Nurse Aide
Licensed Radiological Technologist
Personal Care
Security Guard
Tractor Trailer Operator
Truck Driver
DOH EMT Experience Counts
Military Trained Affiliated
The Bureau of EMS may be able to grant reciprocity to a member or veteran of the
United States military who received training from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines,
Coast Guard, or to members of the National Park Services if the following conditions
have occurred:
1. The training was completed within the last six (6) years
2. Training was completed at a military branch medical training facility (Base, Post,
Fort or Station) which has been identified to the Department of Health as the
location for all training of military service medical personnel
3. The training followed the US DOT EMT standard curriculum
4. The applicant has submitted a certificate of completion from the specific branch of
military service and documentation that the duty assignment was medical in nature
and comparable to a civilian EMT (e.g. Army MOS 68W), and
5. Applicant has received registration from the National Registry (NREMT) after
successful completion of practical skills and written examinations.
DMV CDL Experience Counts
As part of the “Experience Counts” initiative, the New York State Department of Motor
Vehicles (NYS DMV) has amended the policy regarding the obtainment of a Commercial
Driver’s License (CDL).
The new policy provides applicants whose military occupation required them to drive a
representative commercial motor vehicle (CMV) a waiver from the road test when applying
for a NYS CDL. The policy includes members of the active military, reserves, New York
National Guard and recently discharged veterans.
In order to meet the requirements for this waiver, the applicant must:
1. Currently hold a valid New York State Driver’s license or have a valid out of state
license for reciprocity;
2. Currently be or have been within the last 90 days, regularly employed in a military
position requiring operation of a commercial motor vehicle;
3. Currently be or have been within the last 90 days, operating a vehicle representative of
the CMV the driver operates or expects to operate, for at least two years immediately
preceding application;
4. Present a completed CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test (form CDL-102);
5. Pass all applicable written tests and pay the written test fees.
DOS Security Guard Experience Counts
The New York State Dept of Labor, Department of State and the Department of Criminal
Justice have established a program to assist qualified veterans in transferring military skills
to civilian certification as security guards.
Security Guard
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has determined that
completion of any of the following training, as a part of military service, will be credited
toward the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course and the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training
• Army Military Police Course (MOS – 95B (prior to 2003 and in conjunction with MP), 31A, 31B)
•USMC Military Police Course (MOS – 5811, 5803, 58)
•Air Force Security Specialist Course (MOS – 3P with anything following it)
•Navy Master-at-Arms Course (MOS – MA with anything following it)
•Army Infantryman Course (MOS – 11B)
•Naval Corrections Specialist Course (MOS – 9575)
•Army Small Arms Master Gunner Course (SAMGC)
•Army Indirect Fire Infantryman (MOS – 11C)
•Army Resettlement Specialist aka: Corrections Specialist (MOS – 31E)
•Army CID Specialist (MOS – 31D)
•Army Combat Engineer (MOS - 21B/12B)
DOS Security Guard Experience Counts
Armed Security Guard
Individuals must possess a valid New York State Pistol permit prior to undergoing training to
become an armed security guard. DCJS has determined that completion of any of the
following training, as a part of military service, will be credited toward the 8 Hour PreAssignment Training Course, the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course and the 47 Hour
Firearms Training Course:
•Army Military Police Course (MOS – 31B or 31O)
•USMC Military Police Course (MOS – 5811, 5803, 5800)
•Air Force Security Specialist Course (MOS – 3P with anything following it)
•Navy Master-at-Arms (MOS – MA with anything following it)
•Army Small Arms Master Gunner Course (SAMGC)
•Army Resettlement Specialist aka: Corrections Specialist (MOS – 31E)
With the above training individuals will only need to complete:
The New York State Department of Labor Legal Powers and Limitations Course (comprised of a two
hour video) at a local Career Center; FEMA IS-100.b (Intro to Incident Command System) course online;
and the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards.
The first two courses are offered free of charge, and may be completed in any order. The 8 Hour
Annual Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards is available through DCJS approved training
Veterans Online Career Tools
Dear Colleague and/or Fellow Veteran,
It has been an exciting day today. I am pleased to share with you some information about our
newly launched Employment Center available on
The Department of Veterans Affairs worked closely with our federal partners to develop the
Employment Center, which is the single federal source for Veterans looking for new career
opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as Servicemembers transitioning to the
civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, G.I.
Bill® beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to
connect with high quality applicants. This new site integrates multiple tools and resources for
both job seekers and employers, including the Veterans Job Bank.
For a step-by-step introduction to the site, watch this video
If you need any assistance with this process, you can find contact information on eBenefits,
under Contact Us.
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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