Reinventing Labor Day


Reflections on Veterans Day

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Reinventing Labor Day

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Reflections on Veterans Day

My personal thanks to all of you in the ERPi community for your thoughts and recognition of Veterans Day and our nation’s Veterans this past week. As many of you know, I retired from US Air Force Reserve in 2019 at 30 years of active and reserve service. So, it’s especially heartening for me to see how eagerly our firm embraces the inclusion of our former-military colleagues and supports the diversity of our nation’s Veteran population through our client work and corporate initiatives.

I am grateful for ERPi’s welcoming and supportive nature that we express towards my fellow Veterans. Our Veteran-employee population is very representative of our nation’s Veteran population, through our diversity and bringing together of people from so many different life experiences and demographics, such as our differing ethnicities, education, race, family cultures, and career journeys.  

Our Veterans Council creates a forum where ERPi Veteran-employees can address challenges they face and work collaboratively with colleagues to help solve them, offering career transition and mentorship. Veterans Council also leads Veteran-centric service events for our firm. For example, we have joined Wreaths Across America for wreath-laying ceremonies at National Cemeteries, and Honor Flight receptions for Veterans visiting Washington, DC to see the national memorials built in their honor.

I am also grateful for ERPi’s corporate commitment to serving our nation’s Veterans. Our client work for the Department of Veterans Affairs truly does extend to our Veterans, perhaps most notably the nine million Veterans currently enrolled with Veterans Health Administration – the nation’s largest health care system. Our service to the diversity of VHA’s patient population reflects the diversity inherent within our nation’s Veteran population.

ERPi supports Tech for Troops (T4T), a charity dedicated to Veteran IT workforce education and transition into the digital era. Beyond our corporate sponsorship, we recently delivered and donated 56 used laptops, plus monitors and cell phones, to their facility in Richmond. This equipment will be provided for free to Veterans participating in T4T educational programs. We also sponsored and participated in T4T’s Hack for Troops, a Capture-the-Flag cyber game.

My sincere thanks to the ERPi community, for our embrace of inclusion for our Veteran-employee population and service to the diversity of our nation’s Veterans.

Robert Kuehn, Director