Proposals from VA Commission on Care popping up in new legislation


Specific suggestions that came from the congressionally-appointed Veterans Affairs Commission on Care are beginning to appear in new pieces of legislation.
The 15-member commission developed a series of 18 recommendations in its report to Congress nearly a year ago. Among them were proposals to create an alternative personnel system for all employees within the Veterans Health Administration and incorporate more private provider options into VA’s network of care.

Bits and pieces of the commission’s 300-page report have popped up in other pieces of legislation. The president, for example, signed new legislation into law that changes accountability procedures for VA employees and senior executives. The changes in the  VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act apply to all employees at the department, not just those who work in veterans health care.  Proposals from VA Commission on Care

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