PRS Data for Veterans for CNCS - RSVPs

Military Volunteers | Military Clients | Reports

On the 2013 Progress Report Supplement CNCS asks three questions about military members serving as volunteers:

PRS questions about military members in Volunteers section

RSVP Volunteer Who is a Veteran

The Volunteer Profile already provides a Veteran checkbox. So that takes care of the first question.

Veteran checkbox in the Volunteer Profile

If you do not see the Veteran checkbox on the Volunteer Profile, make sure the Use? column is checked in the Volunteer Field Lists (setup) to display the Veterans checkbox. [File menu | Field Lists | Volunteer Fields]

Is a Veteran checkbox in the Volunteer field Lists

RSVP Volunteer Armed Services Members

You can add a custom checkbox field to your Volunteer Profile in the Field Lists that will cover both these questions. [File menu | Field Lists | Volunteer Fields]

The Check Mark 1 - 10 fields allow you to change the Displayed Name label and those customized Check Mark fields then will tally on the Volunteer Statistics report.

Check Mark fields in the Volunteer field Lists re-labeled for military data

Rename the Displayed Name of an unused Check Mark field, e.g., replace Check Mark 1 with Volunteer in Active Military. Check the box in the Use? column by double-clicking it.

Rename the Displayed Name of another unused Check Mark field, e.g., replace Check Mark 2 with Volunteer with Family Military. Check the box in the Use? column by double-clicking it.

With the Move buttons Move buttons you can move this new Volunteer in Active Military field [line 49 in this example] all the way up to below the Veterans field [line 29 by default] for easier access back in the Volunteer Profile. And move the other one too.

Move the military volunteers fields all the way to below the Veterans field

Now the three veterans checkboxes display together on the Volunteer Profile. Click the Edit Volunteer button to select them.

All three veterans fields display together on the Volunteer Profile

RSVP Clients in Armed Services Served

CNCS asks three questions about clients served:

  1. Total number of veterans served
  2. Total number of US Armed Forces Service members served
  3. Total number of family members of US Armed Forces service members served

PRS questions about military members in Clients section

The current workaround (in Reporter version 6.1j) to get numbers for that kind of data count on a Job Statistics report is to commandeer the existing special number fields that by default display under the Client Birth Date and Age field in the Jobs/Clients Profile. If you can find some of those fields that you don't use you can rename the fields for veterans tracking.

Jobs/Clients number fields that report on the Job Statistics Report

Open the Job/Client Field Lists. [File menu | Field Lists | Job/Client Fields]

1. For instance, if you do not use the Number of children of prisoners served field (line 46 in this example), you can re-lable the Displayed Name to read Number of veterans served. This looks a bit odd because the original title in the Field column remains in contrast to the Displayed name—more typically for the fields, the Field label defines the type of field. But it works.

Job/Clients fields on (default) lines 43-52 in the Job/Client Field Lists

2. If you do not use the Number of adult ex-offenders served field (line 49 in this example), you can re-lable the Displayed Name to read No. of military service members served (had to abbreviate).

3. If you do not use the Number of immigrants served field (line 50 in this example), you can re-lable the Displayed Name to read No. of family members of military served (had to abbreviate).

Now you can move the fields so that all the Veterans fields are grouped to display together on the Jobs/Clients Profile. Use the Move buttons Move buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Veterans field moved to group together

Here, back on the Jobs/Clients Profile, three number fields have been modified to collect veterans and military data.

Reassigned Veterans fielda on the Jobs/Clients Profile

RSVP Reporting on Armed Services Volunteers and Clients

Volunteers in Armed Services Reporting

The Volunteer Statistics report includes all three Veterans/Military fields—the one included with the Reporter and the two custom fields as described above.

Reports | Statistics | Volunteer Statistics

All three veterans fields count on the Volunteer Statistics report

Clients Served in Armed Services Reporting

The Job Statistics report includes all three Veterans/Military checkbox fields—the one included with the Reporter and the two custom fields as described above.

Reports | Statistics | Job Statistics

All three veterans fields count on the Job Statistics report

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