St. Charles County government will be helping out veterans with the adoption of new employment practices.
The County Council approved an ordinance at their June 30 meeting that the hope will establish an “employee-friendly environment” for veterans working for the county. The ordinance puts in place new approaches to support veterans the county has hired and plans to hire.
County Executive Steve Ehlmann, who sponsored the ordinance, said it was an effort to let veterans know what job opportunities are available at the county and work with veterans who are on the job.
The ordinance establishes a veteran coordination and recruiting position in the county’s human resources department to work with veterans along with a 12-member “Veterans Best Practices Working Group.”
The group will include nine county employees who are veterans and who would serve as mentors and as advisory group for the county.
The ordinance also establishes an award to recognize businesses and other organizations in the county who work closely with veterans.
Businesses bidding for work with the county also would have to indicate as part of the information they submit if they have developed veteran-friendly employment practices