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The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe) was funded by the Department of Defense and active from 2013 to 2018. The research project was designed to make a positive difference in the lives of Oregon Veterans and current Service Members by improving their experiences in their civilian workplaces.



Supervisors in organizations across the state were trained to understand the inherent strengths that employees with military experience possess, recognize some of the unique challenges that Veterans and Service Members face when transitioning to the civilian sector, and to adopt practices that support Veterans' and Service Members' family lives and performance at work, employment retention, health and well-being.

This study was a product of the joint efforts of researchers at Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Portland VA Medical Center. As such, we have combined decades of experience and insight into effective training programs. For this specific population of interest, the training we developed focuses on ways in which supervisors at work can positively impact the lives of the Veterans and Service Members they employ.

 We are proud to confirm that 42 organizations agreed to participate in this study. Visit our About SERVe page to find out more about the study, and see our SERVe Summary Report and Publications page to find out more about the study participation rate and other information about the training along with a list of our current publications. 

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