PACT Act

(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA tapping into special pay authorities to make in-demand hires

The VA says it’s becoming a more attractive employer for in-demand occupations, like IT workers and police officers, after tapping into new special pay…

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VA makes data-sharing pledge for ‘seamless’ veteran health care across 13 health care systems

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Veterans Homeless Grants

VA cancels nearly $10M in bonuses paid to more career executives than intended

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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA vows ‘full review’ of website after IT issues impact disability claims for nearly 57,000 veterans

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. Lawmakers are increasingly looking at boosting the IRS to help pay for infrastructure improvements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS faces $20B cut from modernization fund under debt ceiling agreement

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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VHA tells facilities to implement most PACT Act workforce authorities by year’s end

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(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)federal pay raise

VA opts into Special Salary Rate for IT workforce, regardless of unclear governmentwide rollout

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VA and partners are trying to bring more Veterans into the fold as PACT Act expands benefits

Over the next 10 years, the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) expects millions of veterans will be eligible for VA benefits as part of the PACT Act.

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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VHA already meeting year-end target to grow its health care workforce

The Department of Veterans Affairs is already meeting one of its goals to grow its health care workforce by the end of the fiscal year, and remains on…

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi TannoWashington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

Tentative agreement between AFGE and VA seeks to streamline hiring process

If approved, the agreement would make several changes to the union contract, aiming to expedite the VA’s hiring process as the department prepares to staff up amid an increasing workload.

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