WV personnel are now considered an ‘action personnel’, official says

WV personnel are now considered an ‘action personnel’, official says

September 26, 2021 Comments Off on WV personnel are now considered an ‘action personnel’, official says By admin

WV employees are now an ‘active duty personnel’, the Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed.

Officials told News24 the change in classification applies to VA personnel in both the private and public sectors.

The change was made in response to the VA being notified by the department’s inspector general that it was in violation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for VA to employ employees in non-standard roles, including those of ‘action’ personnel, according to a statement by the VA.

“The Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes that VA is in the business of providing quality care and care is essential for our nation’s veterans and their families,” the statement read.

“[VA] continues to strive to improve our care system, and is working with Congress and the President to provide the resources needed to ensure that VA has the tools to meet this challenge.”

The VA statement said the change has not affected VA’s ability to conduct any of its core functions, including administering the VA Healthcare System, including medical care and benefits, providing the VA with access to VA health care facilities and maintaining the Veterans Health Administration, which manages VA health benefits and services.

However, it has resulted in the appointment of more than 6,000 new VA employees, the statement added.

VA officials said it will continue to use ‘action” as a standard term for all employees, as well as a new designation for veterans in the public sector, including employees of the VA’s contractor, the VA Medical Centers of West Virginia and South Dakota.

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