EMPLOYMENT & CAREERS
DHRM recently received calls from several state agencies requesting information about how to obtain state applications. Please be advised that agencies may continue to order state applications and supplements through the print shop at Virginia Correctional Enterprises (VCE) at (804) 598-4251, extension 4415. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Johnson at (804) 225-2210 or via email at sandy.Johnson@dhrm.virginia.gov .
In April, the DHRM Veterans Outreach Council, whose membership consists of state executive branch human resource professionals, initiated a Veterans Recruitment Survey. The purpose of this survey was to gather information concerning current recruitment trends and strategies used by state agencies in the employment of veterans. Overall, the survey indicated the majority of the respondents used agency websites and newspaper advertisements as the primary media for attracting veterans. As a whole, agencies reported no major obstacles in the recruitment of veterans.
Based on survey results, future initiatives of the Veterans Outreach Council will address areas such as: training in recruiting and hiring veterans; tracking the overall success of recruiting and hiring efforts; providing best practices and recruitment resources to recruiters; providing more detailed information to veterans regarding the state recruitment process; and assisting veterans in translating military experience to civilian terminology.If you have questions about the survey, the Council, or would like to appoint an agency representative to the Council, please contact Sandy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 225-2210.
A Request For Proposal (RFP) for a statewide recruitment management system was sent to eVA for a June 23, 2005 publishing. The RFP timetable is:
Information about the RFP can be viewed on the DHRM web site at RMS . It is anticipated that the new system will be up and running by the end of the year. For continued updates on the progress of this project, please contact Sandy Johnson at sandy.Johnson@dhrm.virginia.gov .