Division of Industrial Relations Employee Jerome Carter Recognized as January 2022 State of Nevada Employee Veteran of the Month

Las Vegas, NV February 03, 2022

Jerome Carter, Senior Compliance/ Audit Investigator with the Division of Industrial Relations, Workers Compensation Section (WCS) has been selected as the January 2022 Nevada Employee Veteran of the Month for his outstanding contributions and service to the State of Nevada.    

The Employee Veteran of the Month award initiative was launched in January 2021. Each month, an employee veteran is honored by the Nevada Department of Administration Director and the Administrator of the Division of Human Resource Management.    

Jerome began his 20-year military career as a logistics journeyman assigned to the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron at Bergstrom AFB, Texas. While there, he also served on the Base Honor Guard Team, providing military honors at the funerals of more than 200 active-duty members and retirees. Subsequent assignments and deployments took him to Alaska, Germany, Turkey and Italy.  In 1996, Jerome returned to the U.S. and was assigned to Dyess AFB, Texas as a non-mission capable specialist and B-1 Bomber engine program manager, during which time he was deployed to Turkey for a second time.   

Upon his return from Turkey, Jerome retrained into Social Actions which later became Military Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). He was subsequently stationed at Buckley AFB, Colorado from 1999-2007 as an active-duty Air Force EEO specialist where he established the base’s EEO program and co-founded the Buckley Multi-Cultural Committee for which he received numerous awards and commendation medals. Jerome retired from active duty in July 2007 in the rank of Master Sergeant.

Upon active-duty retirement, Jerome entered federal service as the Buckley AFB EEO Manager where he managed complaint investigations, diversity training and the Meditation and Special Emphasis Program. He later promoted to serve as EEO Manager with the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census and then later as an EEO Investigator with the Department of Labor, Office of Contract Compliance. During that time he worked closely with Veteran’s Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America, helping veterans obtain employment with the federal government and federal contractors.    

Jerome has been a highly valued and respected employee with the State of Nevada since January 2018.  As senior compliance/audit investigator, he conducts field training during site visits for newly hired investigators to ensure employer compliance with workers compensation provisions.  In addition, he serves on the agency’s internal safety committee to identify and mitigate hazard exposure and create an environment conducive to the safety and well-being of the staff.   

According to Jodi McCollins, WCS Enforcement Supervisor, Jerome embodies the values of teamwork, loyalty, work-ethic, self-discipline, integrity, and service above self.  Jerome demonstrates and inspires leadership in others by assisting newly hired investigators and veterans with training, mentoring and motivation without reservation.  He is often tasked with complex investigations or tasks involving adversity because of his excellent communication, conflict resolution skills and ability to cooperate with many different types of people in any setting.   

“On behalf of the Division of Industrial Relations, Workers Compensation Section, we congratulate Jerome on this well-deserved honor and commend him for his decades of dedicated service to our country in the U.S. Armed Forces and his continued service and dedication to empower veterans and his peers at the State of Nevada,” said McCollins.  


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer