20 February 2013 - Veterans Service Organizations provide "the real world voices" on veterans' issues that "are critical to the success of Labor Department programs," Acting Secretary of Labor Harris told VSO representatives at a departmental meeting on Feb. 20. "We want your input and feedback so we can better serve your constituents," Harris said. Veterans' Employment and Training Service represents "the lead voice for veterans at the Labor Department" and all of its agencies have a "department-wide responsibility" to serve veterans fully. Assistant Secretary of Labor for VETS Keith Kelly said, "This is our moment to work with you and do a better job for all veterans." VETS will improve its outreach to service members and veterans and help them achieve their career goals and also will bolster services to veterans who face significant barriers to employment. Kelly said VETS will continuously improve the redesigned DOL Transition Assistance Program for returning service members and improve the agency's data collection and reporting to accurately measure each program's impact on veterans.