This bill would require three federal agencies to collaborate on a study regarding the effectiveness of programs that help veterans transition from the military into civilian life. It would be compiled by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Dept. of Labor (DOL), and the Dept. of Defense (DOD) before being provided to relevant committees in Congress within 18 months.
The study would focus on the challenges faced by all veterans but would pay particular attention to women and minorities, and whether or not existing transition programs:
Address the challenges faced by veterans in pursuing higher education;
Address the challenges veterans face in entering the workforce and translating their experience and skills to the job market;
Address the challenges faced by the families of veterans transitioning to civilian life.