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.