TTI employees Katie Womack and Holly Crenshaw (right) received the Patriot Award for their support of U.S. armed forces.

TTI employees Katie Womack and Holly Crenshaw (right) received the Patriot Award for their support of U.S. armed forces.

Support for Veterans

The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) welcomes and supports employees who serve or have served in U.S. state or national military units. TTI provides employment protections, rights and benefits to employees who serve our country. Federal laws, state laws, and A&M System and TTI policies and procedures apply to all leave for military service.

Military-Friendly Initiative

This is a photo of TTI employees Mike Guidry and Stewart Denner with U.S. Congressman Bill Flores

TTI employees Mike Guidry and Stewart Denner with U.S. Representative Bill Flores.

The A&M System established a Systemwide Military-Friendly Initiative for its 11 universities, seven state agencies and health science center.  In 2010, TTI formed a Military-Friendly Task Force of employees who are veterans or active duty in the military reserve. The purpose of the task force is to seek ways to support our veteran employees who have previously served or are currently in the military reserve.

TTI has recognized its veteran employees at its all-employee annual meeting. The task force has organized care packages for deployed employees and children of employees. In 2009, TTI was recognized with the “Above and Beyond Award” by the National Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  In 2010, TTI was nominated for the Freedom Award in recognition of the Institute’s exemplary support of guard and reserve employees.

See the News section for more information on TTI’s military-friendly activities.

Employee Assistance

TTI armed forces veterans

TTI military veterans were honored at the 2010 TTI Day.

  • Employment Readiness Information Session: TTI Human Resources will provide veterans and their families with educational information that can assist participants in finding employment opportunities in the community. Military family members learn skills such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, and working with employers in the community. Call (979) 845-9538 to schedule a group meeting or a one-on-one session to learn how you can be better prepared for employment in the community.
  • TTI Mentor Program: Need some who’s been there to talk to? Need advice to adjust to new life and work environment? TTI Human Resources is there to help you find a mentor who can help you through. Please call (979) 845-9538 and tell us who you may like to talk to, and we will help you locate a mentor.
  • Veterans are provided access to the Employee Assistance Program at Texas A&M University, which is a confidential counseling service provided to staff and eligible dependents who may be experiencing personal or work place concerns.
  • The Veterans Administration operates a program that allows universities with veteran-students to obtain VA-funded, student-veteran workers within certain guidelines. Please review the Student Work-Study Allowance Program’s guidelines and application.