Veteran's Day ParadeVeterans Services assists veterans and dependents in benefits and files service connected disabilities and non-service pension claims.

It also files medical, burial, and vocational rehabilitation appeals, as well as NC benefits. This department orders departments of defense records, assists with medical bills, orders medical records, and helps to promote education, and home loans.

Workload Measures: 2018/2019
Number of walk-ins: 382
Number clients served: 1,761
Number of calls received: 1,317
Number of calls returned: 1,295
Number of fully developed claims: 135
Number of scanned documents: 1,964
Number of after hour meetings and events: 15
Number of referrals to outside agencies: 21
Number of defense inquiries: 44
Number of Congressional inquiries and referrals: 2
Number of assists with numerous medical and non-medical issues: 281
Number of out of county veterans served: 38
Updated 10/30/2018

To store records more efficiently, Veterans staff will be trained to use Laserfiche85%
To effectively provide services to veterans, staff will be trained to use the Veterans Benefit Management System85%
To improve service delivery, staff will participate in conferences and state trainings for a total of 20 CEUs per year100%
To provide ADA services, the Veterans Department will provide access to hearing loss phone availability100%
To ensures customers' needs are responded to in a timely manner, 80% of missed calls will be returned within 24 hours99%
To connect veterans with services, staff will provide at least 5 outreach events/programs to the community 12
To increase access to services, Veteran Services will partner with the Stepping Up Initiative to explore a process that connects veterans with mental illnesses to servicesIn Progress
To encourage community recognition and support, Veterans staff will coordinate the Veterans Day Parade and Festival100%
To reduce barriers between virtual visitors and the information that they need, the Veterans Dept. will work with IT staff to update WCAG 2.0 AA standards and basic readability In Progress