Review of the Provision of Job Placement Assistance and Related Employment Services to Members of the Reserve Components
RAND National Defense Research Institute Santa Monica United States
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The Office of the Secretary of Defense asked RAND to conduct a congressionally mandated study, which, in Section 583 of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, requires that the Secretary of Defense . . . conduct a review of the feasibility of improving the efforts of the Department of Defense to provide job placement assistance and related employment services directly to members in the National Guard and Reserves. The aim of this study was to identify the current universe of federal employment programs and resources available to reserve component members, assess the gaps and overlaps in those programs and resources, and develop recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Defense DoD and the federal government as a whole can improve efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment assistance to reserve component members. This study consisted of three tasks1 review the literature on federal job placement assistance and related employment services for reserve component members, 2 conduct informational discussions with managers of federal programs designed to provide job placement assistance and related employment services to reserve component members, and 3 assess the feasibility of improving DoD efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment services to reserve component members. The study was carried out over the course of 11 weeks, from March 11, 2015, to May 27, 2015.This research should be of interest to federal policymakers, managers of federal employment programs, and others concerned with how to improve employment assistance to members of the reserve components.