Washington Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)

Contact Us

Verg.information@dva.wa.gov

LinkedIn

1-800-562-2308 (WDVA Front Office)

Current Board Members

Chair

John Pestinger
John.Pestinger@oic.wa.gov

Co-Chair

Sarah MacLeod
sarah.macleod@dshs.wa.gov 

Secretary

Vacant

Treasurer

Beth Cram
cramb@wsdot.wa.gov

 

Sub Committee Contacts 

Community Outreach

Vacant

VERG.information@dva.wa.gov

Marketing and Communications

Cory McLaughlin

cfmclaughlin@DOC1.WA.GOV

Military Spouse

Sarah MacLeod

Sarah.Macleod@dshs.wa.gov

Recognition

Debra Trickler

debra.trickler@dshs.wa.gov

Recruitment

Angela Petty

angela.petty@dshs.wa.gov

Retention

Rathapol “Jay” Chullanandana

RathapolChullanandana@StateofWA.onmicrosoft.com

Meetings and Events

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

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Event Description- The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment. The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

Please contact VERG.Information@dva.wa.gov for a Zoom link.

 

Past meetings

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Welcome to the Washington State Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)

Welcome to the Veteran’s Employment Resource Group (VERG) website.  We are excited you’ve connected with us!  As Veterans ourselves we understand that no one person has the same experience as they depart military service. The value of experience, leadership, and commitment from our Veterans and their families is enormous and Governor Inslee has recognized this through Governor's Executive Order 13-01; as a result, the VERG was created. 

The VERG exists to help integrate veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment.  As a community, the VERG provides advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. In addition, we assist state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship. 

Our hope is that you find the VERG as a welcoming community with resources and networking to join state employment. Please reach out to any of our VERG members with questions.   

Purpose

The VERG exists to help integrate the experience, values, and knowledge of both veterans, service members, and spouses in state employment.  The VERG shall provide advice and assistance to state agencies on veteran recruitment, retention, and development strategies in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 19-01. The VERG assists state agencies in support of existing state employees who have served as members and spouses of members of the armed forces through recognition, resource identification, and mentorship.

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.

Veteran Spotlights