The Goal of "The PERCEVD Principles" is to establish disability and combat-related aspects of diversity awareness for veterans as a moral imperative. It serves a major injustice to our veterans to have them suffer in silence and/or increase their chances of failure by subjecting them to insensitive and harmful workplaces and collegiate environments. PERCEVD supports the business case. More
The PERCEVD Principles: Preparing Employers to Reintegrate Combat Exposed Veterans with Disabilities was developed for Human resources, middle managers, veterans, collegiate staff, Veterans families, diversity executives, disability advocates, etc..It is a book written with information from a training program that promotes awareness towards various conditions, medication side-effects, structural and cultural challenges, etiquette, diversity practices, compliance regulations, accommodations and effects of proper diets, rest and exercise - all of these issues can have a dramatic impact on performance and ultimately the "quality of life" for individuals entering the civilian workplace. PERCEVD has established 125 diversity metrics that define the standards for becoming a "Veteran and disability Friendly" employer. This book would be a great collegiate course since it has information from organizations like COSD - Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities.
The PERCEVD Principles is timely as our veterans return from the longest wars in US history the impact of their combat-exposure presents unprecedented challenges and issues for the government, colleges, employers, families and all other aspects of society.