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"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."

VETS is committed to helping America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides critical resources, expertise, and training to assist veterans in locating and obtaining meaningful careers at over.

VETS offers a number of resources to assist program providers and federal contractors for veterans' employment rights and preference, as well as Federal Contactor Reporting.

The U.S. Department of Labor has implemented Priority of Service for veterans and eligible spouses in all qualified job training programs. Learn more about resources that are offered to job seekers and program providers.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides resources for veterans, transitioning service members and program providers at over 2,500 American Job Centers nationwide.

From <http://www.dol.gov/vets/serviceproviders/index.htm>

From <http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/index.htm>

National Office Directory
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (OASVET)
Address & Phone
Assistant Secretary
Office of the Assistant Secretary for
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.,
Room S-1325
Washington, D.C. 20210
Phone: (202) 693-4700
Fax: (202) 693-4754
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy

Deputy Assistant Secretary Operations and Management

Director, Office of Field Operations
William "Bill" Metheny

Deputy Director, Office of Field Operations
George Triebsch

Chief of Staff
Michael Bocchini

Special Assistant
Anthony Robinson

Senior Advisor
Gordon Burke

Executive Assistant
Ann Dubois

Staff Assistant
Linda Powe

Staff Assistant
Thomas Griffin

Correspondence Specialist/FOIA Coordinator
Carrie Timus

Office of Strategic Outreach (OSO)
Timothy "Tim" Green
Communications Supervisor
Mika Cross
Women Veteran Program Manager
Dr. Nancy Glowacki
National Veterans' Employment Manager
Randall “Smitty” Smith
National Veterans' Employment Manager
Mark Toal
Regional Vets' Employment Coordinator - ATL
Matthew Grob
Regional Vets' Employment Coordinator - BOS
Paul Furbush
Regional Vets' Employment Coordinator - PHI
Tony Forbes
Regional Vets' Employment Coordinator - CHI
Eric Asmussen
Regional Vets' Employment Coordinator - DAL
Roxann Griffith
Regional Vets' Employment Coordinator - SF
Luis Marquez
Strategic Outreach Specialist
Gregory Green
Strategic Communications Advisor
Kellen Leech
Strategic Outreach Specialist
Michael Slater
Military Fellow
DruAnn Hill
Military Fellow
Gary Coleman

Office of Agency Management and Budget (OAMB)
Director (Acting)
Maurice "Buck" Buchanan
Senior Acquisition Technical Advisor
Linda Spillman
IT Manager
Lee Flowe
Project Manager
Nikki Miller
Program Analyst
Dennis Johnson
Supervisory Financial Analyst
Erin Rosenfeldt
Senior Budget Analyst
Todd Jennings
Senior Budget Analyst
Derek McPhail
Deputy Administrative Officer
Caleb W. Robinson
Management and Program Analyst
Jenel Turner
Financial Analyst
Robert Price
Staff Analyst

Procurement Program Specialist
Antanya T Moses
Internal Controls Officer
Rhonda L Epps
Deputy Administrative Officer
Caleb W. Robinson
IT Administrator (Contractor)
Jacob Hart
Performance and Policy Analyst (Contractor)
Ayana Lightfoot
Project Manager (Contractor)
Nancy (Michelle) Chevalier
Information Security Officer (Atlanta Region)
Chris McClain
IT Specialist (Atlanta Region)
Tom Carl

Office of National Programs (ONP)
Deputy Director - Grants and Transition
Maria Temiquel
Internal Controls Officer

Deputy Director for Compliance Programs
William "Kenan" Torrans
Senior Investigator
Robert Shepard
Senior Program Analyst
Bradley Sickles
Competitive Grants Lead
Kenneth Fenner
TAP Program Lead
Timothy Winter
JVSG Program Lead
Francheska Atchison
Compliance Analyst
William Coughlin
JVSG Program Analyst
Dawn Mimes
TAP Analyst
Antoine Ford
TAP Analyst
Cecilia “CeCe” Hill
Competitive Grants Analyst
Shirley Snyder
Management and Program Analyst

Veterans Emp. Rights Specialist (Atlanta Region)
Bernard "Bo" Wroble
Senior Program Policy Analyst
Joel H. Delofsky
Project Analyst (contractor)
Brandon Bowden

VETS Regional Offices

Regional and State Directory

From <http://www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/regionaloffices/map.htm>

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