Current and former military personnel and their families face distinct challenges as a result of their service. As an active service member, you are entitled to certain protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. The NYCDOE allows personnel who are currently serving in the military and need to take a leave of absence from their civilian jobs to fulfill their military commitments.

Below, you will find a list of existing resources for veterans, active service members, and dependents.

General resources for veterans, including health care, compensation, education & training, home loans, vocational rehabilitation, and more.

Veterans education resource page, includes on-the-job training guides, lists of VA-approved institutions, GI Bill educational benefits and information, and more.

Tips and FAQs for all members of the military community—former and active service members, family members, and dependents—including helpful information on health & wellness, financial & legal assistance, education & employment tools, and much more.

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) provides tips and resources for school-aged children of active and former service members to help families, schools, and communities be better equipped to support military-connected children throughout their academic careers.

FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) strives to help strengthen familial bonds and teach strategies for overcoming the specific challenges of parenting for active and former service members through a technique called Family Resilience Training.  

The United States Department of Labor site assists veterans in understanding their rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 and their employers’ obligation to abide by the Act. 

The Human Resources intranet page provides information for current NYCDOE employees on health benefits, vacation & leave, employee incentives & discounts, and more. (NYCDOE login required.)