dew q&a

dew1-Please send the Salary totals in calendar year 2011 and 2012, separated by all employees and executive staff.

2011 Total Salaries $40,129,201 Executive Salaries $865,217
2012 Total Salaries $41,483,077 Executive Salaries $1,119,330

2-Please give the Federal Statute that references the training for veteran’s services.

VIII E. Mandatory Training: According to 38 USC, § 4102A, DVOP specialists appointed after January 1, 2006 are required to receive specialized training provided by the National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI). Under current guidelines, that training must be completed within three years of assignment as a DVOP specialist. Each covered DVOP specialist must complete two mandatory training classes – NVTI’s Labor and Employment Specialist course and the Case Management course – within that required timeframe.

IX D. Mandatory Training: According to 38 USC, § 4102A, LVER staff appointed after January 1, 2006 are required to receive specialized training provided by NVTI. Under current guidance, that training must be completed within three years of assignment as an LVER. Each covered LVER must complete two mandatory training classes – NVTI’s Labor and Employment Specialist course and the Promoting Partnerships for Employment course – within the required timeframe.

38 USC § 4102A – ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF LABOR FOR VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING; PROGRAM FUNCTIONS; REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS

(5) Subject to subsection (c), make available for use in each State by grant or contract such funds as may be necessary to support—
(A) disabled veterans’ outreach program specialists appointed under section 4103A (a)(1) of this title,
(B) local veterans’ employment representatives assigned under section 4104 (b) of this title, and
(C) the reasonable expenses of such specialists and representatives described in subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, for training, travel, supplies, and other business expenses, including travel expenses and per diem for attendance at the National Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Institute established under section 4109 of this title.

3-Please give total number of contested claims awarded, total number of contested claims, the $ amounts paid of contested claims from calendar 2012 and for 2011.

4- Please give total number of all claims awarded, total number of claims, the $ amounts paid of all claims from calendar 2012 and for 2011.

Answer to Questions 3 and 4:

2011: Total claims filed: 181,656; Eligible claims: 111,392 (61%) $ Paid to all claims: $394.2 million

Contested discharge claims: 46,164; Fully eligible contested claims: 15,784 (34%). Average weeks disqualification contested claims: 11.8 weeks $ Paid to contested claims after disqualification: $38.3 million (9.7% of all benefits paid)

2012: Total claims filed: 158,963; Eligible claims: 93,236 (59%) $ Paid to all claims: $243.1 million

Contested discharge claims: 43,394; Fully eligible contested claims: 12,431 (29%). Average weeks disqualification contested claims: 17.2 weeks $ Paid to contested claims after disqualification: $8.7 million (3.6% of all benefits paid)