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VFW STATE NEWS & EVENTS
Hearing on VA Recruitment and Retention Authorities
On Wednesday, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a
hearing to discuss ways to improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain
high quality health care professionals. The members of the subcommittee
explored ways to expedite the hiring process to ensure candidates aren’t
required to wait months to be hired by VA. VFW National Legislative
Service Director Carlos Fuentes submitted testimony urging Congress to
give VA direct hiring authority for frontline staff, who currently wait
up to six months for an entry level job. VA testified on its challenges
with human resources staff and agreed that having more direct hire
authority for health care staff would improve its ability to deliver
timely and high quality care to veterans. Read the testimony.