National Grievance regarding changes the Hybrid Title 38 hiring and promotion system

25. October, 2016|president's briefing|No comments

(October 26, 2016)

In order to further improve the lines of communication and to respond to the concerns between the National VA Council and you our members, I have established a National VA Council Briefing. This NVAC Briefing will bring you the latest news and developments within DVA and provide you with the current status of issues this Council is currently addressing. I believe that this NVAC Briefing will greatly enhance the way in which we communicate and the way in which we share new information, keeping you better informed.

 

Alma L. Lee

National VA Council, President

 

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In This Briefing:   National Grievance regarding changes the Hybrid Title 38 hiring and promotion system

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Please see the attached national grievance regarding changes the Hybrid Title 38 hiring and promotion system

OIG Monthly Highlights

7. October, 2016|president's briefing|No comments

(October 7, 2016)

 

In order to further improve the lines of communication and to respond to the concerns between the National VA Council and you our members, I have established a National VA Council Briefing. This NVAC Briefing will bring you the latest news and developments within DVA and provide you with the current status of issues this Council is currently addressing. I believe that this NVAC Briefing will greatly enhance the way in which we communicate and the way in which we share new information, keeping you better informed.

 

Alma L. Lee

National VA Council, President

 

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In This Briefing: OIG Monthly Highlights

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Click on link below to review the full report:

 

OIG Monthly Highlights

07/31/2016 08:00 PM EDT

 

Read about our top reports and investigations in August 2016.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, after receiving a complaint letter, asked VA’s OIG to investigate allegations that the Director of the Denver VA Regional Office was habitually absent from work during her designated duty hours and submitted incorrect timecards. OIG substantiated that she misused her official time when she arrived to her duty station late without taking the appropriate leave; when she was absent without leave; and when she improperly split her workday between her duty station, a non-VA location, and teleworking from home. OIG also found that she maintained an improper credit hour system for herself and her office staff. OIG did not substantiate an allegation that she was absent for several weeks at a time without taking sick leave, and OIG administratively closed that allegation. OIG discovered that VA’s Office of Accountability Review (OAR) began an investigation concurrent to OIG’s. To avoid any duplicative efforts, OIG accepted the misuse of time and timecard allegations, and OAR accepted all other allegations for investigation.

New Release – VHA National Veteran Health Equity Report – From the VA Office of Health Equity

6. October, 2016|president's briefing|No comments

(October 6, 2016)

 

In order to further improve the lines of communication and to respond to the concerns between the National VA Council and you our members, I have established a National VA Council Briefing. This NVAC Briefing will bring you the latest news and developments within DVA and provide you with the current status of issues this Council is currently addressing. I believe that this NVAC Briefing will greatly enhance the way in which we communicate and the way in which we share new information, keeping you better informed.

 

Alma L. Lee

National VA Council, President

 

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In This Briefing: New Release – VHA National Veteran Health Equity Report – From the VA Office of Health Equity

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The Office of Health Equity (OHE) is proud to announce the release of the first ever VHA National Veteran Health Equity Report to cast an equity lens on our nation’s military Veterans.

 

The report embodies a comprehensive review of existing evidence of disparities among Veterans including relevant literature, VHA FY13 administrative data, and descriptive analyses by subject-matter experts.

 

This report which contains input from a wide range of experts as chapter authors, illustrates partnership and collaboration across the VA at its best – many thanks to all the contributors!

 

The full report is available online on this link: http://www.va.gov/healthequity/NVHER.asp

 

The National Veteran Health Equity Report aligns with the MyVA initiatives, the VHA effort to improve access to care for all Veterans, the VHA Health Equity Action Plan (HEAP), the recent VA Commission on Care Report, and momentum across the country, by adding to the body of knowledge about vulnerable Veteran populations.

 

We encourage you to review and share the National Veteran Health Equity Report widely with Veterans, VA staff, health practitioners, educators, trainees, policymakers, and others concerned about improving the care of all Veterans especially the most vulnerable.

 

Please mark your calendar, register and join us on October 27, 2016from 3-4P EST for the Focus on Health Equity and Action Cyber seminar to discuss the VHA National Veteran Health Equity Report.  For more information about the report, the OHE and Veterans’ health equity, please visit www.va.gov/healthequity

Best Dates to Retire: Taking Your Leave (Govexec.com)

3. October, 2016|president's briefing|No comments

(October 3, 2016)

 

In order to further improve the lines of communication and to respond to the concerns between the National VA Council and you our members, I have established a National VA Council Briefing. This NVAC Briefing will bring you the latest news and developments within DVA and provide you with the current status of issues this Council is currently addressing. I believe that this NVAC Briefing will greatly enhance the way in which we communicate and the way in which we share new information, keeping you better informed.

 

Alma L. Lee

National VA Council, President

 

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In This Briefing: Best Dates to Retire: Taking Your Leave (Govexec.com)

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Best Dates to Retire: Taking Your Leave. Accrual of annual leave is an important factor to consider in deciding when to move on.

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