Washington Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)

Purpose

The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans and service members in state employment.  This Employee Resource Group supports former and active military personnel and their families through a system of comprehensive activities and developmental opportunities.The Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) has partnered with JBLM ACAP and increased the number of transitioning Service Members who are gaining state employment, supporting the Veteran’s Fellowship Program, supporting NW Edge and site visits with State Agencies and co-sponsoring hiring events – 18 State Agencies were represented at Career Day!

Goals

  • Recruit veterans to state service through outreach and educational activities.

  • Retain veterans by providing a support structure, education, and career progression assistance

  • Recognize veterans by planning annual activities that honor their military and state service.

 March Special Event – Vietnam Era Veteran Recognition Ceremony  March 28, 2019 Department of Revenue  6500 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA. (Room To Be Determined)  Jimmie Wimberly – Secretary jimmie.wimberly@commerce.wa.gov  April VERG Meeting                       April 25, 2019  Tumwater Attorney General Office  7141 Cleanwater Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA. (Conference Room N-108)  May VERG Meeting                       May 23, 2019  Tumwater Attorney General Office  7141 Cleanwater Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA. (Conference Room N-108)  August VERG Meeting                   August 22, 2019  Tumwater Attorney General Office  7141 Cleanwater Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA. (Conference Room N-108) September VERG Meeting            September 26, 2019  Tumwater Attorney General Office  7141 Cleanwater Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA. (Conference Room N-108) October VERG Meeting                  October 24, 2019  Tumwater Attorney General Office  7141 Cleanwater Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA. (Conference Room N-108)  Jimmie Wimberly – Secretary jimmie.wimberly@commerce.wa.gov  Jimmie Wimberly – Secretary jimmie.wimberly@commerce.wa.gov  Jimmie Wimberly – Secretary jimmie.wimberly@commerce.wa.gov  Jimmie Wimberly – Secretary jimmie.wimberly@commerce.wa.gov  Jimmie Wimberly – Secretary jimmie.wimberly@commerce.wa.gov