In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs officials tell Congress they’re in the process of securing enough materials to test agency employees.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it needs a six-month supply of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to adequately handle a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, but it has a 30-day supply on hand today.
Though the Department of Veterans Affairs over-projected the impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on the veterans population, the agency said it’s preparing for potential “rebound” in the fall.
A little more than 12% of the workforce at the Veterans Health Administration has been tested for coronavirus to date, the department said Wednesday. On-demand testing for VA employees isn’t available just yet, despite past statements.
Close to 1,900 employees at the Veterans Health Administration have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and 20 have died from complications, the department said Wednesday.
Fourteen employees at the Veterans Health Administration have died due to complications from coronavirus, the department said Wednesday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management says agencies can lift the usual limits on premium pay and set higher annual premium pay caps for specific employees.
Development challenges were behind the decision to delay the rollout of an initial set of electronic health record capabilities at the first site, the Department of Veterans Affairs told members of Congress.
The VA will begin to run low on funds after the holidays.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduces new legislation requiring federal regulators to encourage financial institutions to work with consumers and other business impacted by a shutdown.