Washington Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG)

Contact Us

1-800-562-2308 (WDVA)

Meetings and Events

We have no upcoming meetings scheduled at this time.

 

Past meetings

Current Board Members

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Chair:
Larry Delgado
Larry.Delgado@dfw.wa.gov

Co-chair: 
John Pestinger
John.Pestinger@oic.wa.gov

Secretary:
Angela Petty

angela.petty@dshs.wa.gov

SUB-COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Recruiting and Outreach:
Patrick Sutten 

patricks@dor.wa.gov

Marketing and Communications: 

Veteran’s Integration: 

Recognition: 

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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 19-01; 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.

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