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January 2014

January 2, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence ~ Reflections 2014 01/02/14

January 3 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 01/03/14
Electronic Correspondence Attachment

The Top 7 Federal Stories of the Year 01/06/14

OPM Final Regulations-Collection by Offset From Indebted Government Employees 01/06/14

Coping with Extremely Cold Weather 01/07/14

Fiduciary Regulations / Changes 01/08/14
FLSA OI &T Settlement Agreement Attachment

Additional Information Sheet about OI&T FLSA Settlement 01/09/14
AFGE VA FLSA Info Settlement attachment

Deepest Condolences 01/15/14

Updates to 3Rs fact sheets 01/16/14

Military Construction-VA Spending Levels Remain Steady 01/16/14

Articles of Interest for Federal Employees 01/17/14

Giving Federal Employee Unions Official Time to Lobby Congress 01/22/14

January 24, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 01/24/14

FYI News Tidbits Today 01/24/14

Fiscal Year 2014 Prevailing Rate Pay Adjustments 01/28/14

VA Paperless Claims Processing System Shut Down 01/29/14

2014_ Pay Freeze for Certain Senior Political Officials 01/30/14

February 2014

Pay and Benefits Watch – Federal Union Worries Congress Will Target It Next 02/13/14

Deepest sympathy… 02/13/14

Unions Advocate for All Workers 02/18/14

Pay-Related Legislative Changes in the National Defense Authorization Act FY 2014 02/18/14

New Local Presidents Training Registration 2014 02/18/14 New Presidents Training Form

February 19, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 02/19/14    Electronic Communication 02/19/14

It is with heavy heart…02/20/14

Many Thanks…02/21/14

Deepest sympathy… 02/24/14

Revised Restoration of Annual Leave Fact Sheet 02/25/14

President’s 2015 budget proposal to include 1 percent pay hike 02/25/14

OIT Notification to the National Unions 02/27/14     OIT Notification to the National Unions attachment

March 2014

Workforce Week — Union Calls Obama’s Proposed 1 Percent Raise ‘Pitiful’ 03/03/14

Electronic Correspondence- NPC- Active Shooter Training 03/04/14

Electronic Correspondence- NPC – Update from VHA Occupational Health 03/04/14

Electronic Correspondence – NPC – VHA Attendance and Cost Estimation System 03/04/14

Influenza Activity Data and Updates – Week 8 (Feb 16 – 22, 2014) 03/05/14 VA Patient Flu Report Week 8  Get a Flu Shot

Final Regulations – Pay for Senior Level and Scientific or Professional Positions 03/05/14

Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical tests to ‘game’ its backlog stats 03/05/14

ABC NEWS – Former VA Doctor Says She Was Forced Out After Limiting Opiate Prescriptions 03/05/14

South China Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Veteran Death Benefits 03/06/14

I.T. National Representative Vacancy 03/07/14

Office of Inspector General Reports 03/10/14

Fed workforce sees ups, downs in budget proposal 03/12/14

Electronic Communication 03/13/14

Pay & Leave Leave Administration 03/13/14

U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE 03/24/14

Electronic Correspondence ~VA Handbook 5975.1 03/25/14

Electronic Correspondence ~ Non-VA Medical Care 101 – VHA Chief Business Office 03/25/14

Electronic Correspondence VCS Presentation 03/25/14

Electronic Correspondence Non-VA Medical Care 101 03/25/14

Leave Donation Request 03/27/14 Leave Transfer Authorization

OI&T Settlement Update 03/28/14

Leave Donation Request 03/28/14 Leave Transfer Authorization

Local Supplemental Agreements (LSA) 03/31/14

April 2014

CLARIFICATION: Local Supplemental Agreements (LSA) 04/01/14

4 April 2014 Electronic Correspondence 04/04/14

Letter from General Allison Hickey 04/08/14

Heartfelt Condolences 04/08/14

Roger Hooper Obituary 04/09/14

Fed employment continues to drop / OPM puts dent in retirement claims 04/09/14

Breach of Settlement Agreement May Lead to Monetary Damage Award 04/10/14

VA Handbook 5007 Pay Administration 04/22/14

Training Opportunity – Conflict Management and Mediation Training 04/23/14

VHA Handbook 5005-71 Staffing Qualifications Standard for Certified Nursing-Assistants CAN 04/24/14

Deaths at Phoenix VA hospital may be tied to delayed care 04/24/14

Can Feds Use the Student Loan Repayment Benefit For Their Kids 04/24/14

AFGE/NVAC April Newsletter 2014 04/24/14

A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list 04/28/14

Former Director of VA Medical Center pleaded guilty to taking money from firm bidding on jobs 04/28/14

Union wants OMB to waive back payments to FERS -OPM partners with GSA to acquire HR services .pdf 04/30/14

Chair Grievance and Arbitration Update 04/30/14

With Sincere Appreciation and Best Wishes 04/30/14

May 2014

Healthcare Inspection – Alleged Excessive Wait for Emergency Care and Staff Disrespect, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas, Nevada 05/01/14

Respect for Employee Rights, Ideas, Insights, Participation and Unions Generates the Power to Improve Government 05/05/14

USA Today Second VA doctor blows whistle on patient-care failures 05/05/14

Appointment of new Executive Director of VCS 05/05/14

Regional Training in Orlando 05/09/14 –  (NVAC Regional Training Renaissance Sea World June 2014)  –  ( Regional Training Registration)

National Nurses Week 2014 05/09/14

VHA to conduct Access and Clinical Administration Site Visits 05/09/14

VBA – Performance Standards 05/09/14

Final Roll Up Union Information 05/12/14  Final Roll Up Union Information

Suspended VA director drew ire in Walla Walla 05/12/14

Bill Would Give Collective Bargaining Rights To VA Healthcare Professionals 05/14/14

VA Employees’ Union Calls for End to “Culture of Fear” for Whistleblowers 05/14/14

VA bonuses were incentive to hide wait times, whistleblowers say 05/15/14

OGC MEMORANDUM Litigation Hold Concerning Alleged Consult and Appointment Delays 05/16/14        Consult and Appointment Delays

Federal Times Roundup VA Secretary responds to vets’ treatment delays 05/16/14

Updates from the Senate VA Committee hearing on wait list and Whistleblower notice 05/19/14                                    Whistleblower Notice

Shinseki says VA forced out thousands of poor performers 05/19/14

Site Survey Information 05/19/14                         Site Visit Survey

Notice to VA FLSA Claimants about Payment Process 05/19/14        VA FLSA Payment Notification

Mass transit benefits won’t increase soon; House to vote on firing VA execs 05/20/14

MERS-CoV Situation Update & Influenza Activity    Data – Week 19 05/20/14 MERS-CoV Update 19_May 2014            VA Patient Flu Report Week 19

Audit of the Quick Start Program 05/20/14

VA-2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey 05/21/14

Memorial Day 2014 05/21/14

Received by the NVAC today ~ Litigation Hold Concerning Alleged Consult and Appointment Delays within the VA Health Care System (VHA) 05/21/14     Litigation Hold Concerning Alleged Consult and Appointment Delays within the VA Health Care System (VHA)

Technical Career Field Program 05/21/14

VA Employees’ Union Blames Chronic Understaffing for Long Wait Lists 05/21/14

Three New Bills That Could Change Feds’ Benefits 05/22/14

Regional Training ~ Portland, OR (July 7th ~ July 11th) 05/22/14
Portland Regional Training Letter
Portland Flyer
Regional Training Registration – Portland

May 22, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 05/22/14
May 22, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence attachment

Obama – Misconduct at VA will be punished 05/22/14
Article – Obama:Misconduct at VA will be punished

Rep. Mike Michaud Urges President Obama to Issue Executive Order Increasing VA Accountability 05/22/14

Senate Panel Advances More Legislation Targeting VA Executives 05/23/14

Senators Propose 3.3 Percent Pay Raise for Federal Employees 05/23/14

Understaffing, Constant Pressure On Workers To Do More With Less Is Root Cause Of VA Long-Wait Scandal 05/23/14

Memorandum from DEPSEC-Department of Veterans Affairs Continued Commitment to Labor Management Forums 05/23/14                                          NPC Memo

AFGE Week In Review 05/23/14

With Heartfelt condolences … 05/27/14

May 28, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 05/28/14
May 28, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence Attachment

With Heartfelt Condolences … Funeral Arrangements 05/28/14

Interim Report Review of VHA’s Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System 05/28/14

Review of Alleged Mismanagement of VBA’s Eastern Area Fiduciary Hub 05/28/14

A Letter to All VHA Employees from the Acting Under Secretary for Health, Robert L. Jesse, M.D., Ph.D. 05/29/14

URGENT – Orlando Regional Training, June 2014 05/29/14
Orlando Regional Training Renaissance Sea World June 2014
Orlando Regional Training Final Notice 
Orlando Regional Training Registration 

It is with heavy heart… 05/29/14

Letter to VA employees 05/30/14

Shinseki resigns amid veterans’ health care issues 05/30/14

Federal Daily Articles 05/30/14

Friday Alert 05/30/14

FAREWELL MESSAGE TO VA EMPLOYEES 05/30/14

Sanders bill would fund new VA doctors and prioritize health center contracts 06/03/14

June 2014

Did Shinseki fail his underlings by trusting them too much? 06/02/14

Senior Execs at the Veterans Health Administration Won’t Get a Bonus This Year 06/02/14

VA Fired 2, 247 People Last Year, But Only 2 Were Senior Executives 06/02/14

MESSAGE FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY 06/03/14

Are Unions the Big Problem at Veterans Affairs? 06/03/14.doc

It is with great sadness & heavy heart… 06/03/14

Washington Examiner Article Regarding Official Time 06/03/14

Funeral Service Information for LP Roberta Sharbutt 06/03/14

Acting Secretary Gibson Holds First Meeting with VSOs, Follows Through on Top IG Recommendation 06/04/14

Paying Federal Employees to Represent Unions Is This a Good Idea 06/04/14.doc

Employees, Unions Hold the Key to Ending VA’s Health Care Crisis 06/04/14

VA Hospital Fiasco a Harbinger on Nation’s Physician Shortage 06/05/14

Beyond banning bonuses at VA; furlough appeals denied 06/05/14

White House eying Cleveland Clinic’s Toby Cosgrove to run VA 06/05/14

Update on Saturday Premium 06/05/14

Statement from Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson 06/06/14

VA Health Care Nominee Withdraws Name From Consideration 06/06/14

Follow-up Audit of VBA’s 100 Percent Disability Evaluations 06/06/14

Investigators Are Looking Into 37 Whistleblower Reprisal Complaints from VA Employees 06/06/14

VA Employees’ Union Cautiously Optimistic on Bipartisan Veterans Care Bill 06/06/14

CNN Article, “Fear kept the VA scandal a secret” 06/09/14

Occupational Therapy Needs Assessment Survey Results 06/09/14

The Senate Has a Deal to Fix the VA. What’s Next? 06/09/14.doc

AFGE ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on VA Bill 06/09/14

VA, nation grappling with doctor shortage 06/09/14

National Partnership Council Updates (1)VHA Workplace Violence Prevention Program Model (2) e-Performance 06/09/14                                                            VHA Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP) Model attachment          Eperformance attachment

ODI-VALU MyCareer @ VA Pilot “Cultivating an inclusive workplace” presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and VA Learning University 06/09/14       Office of  Diversity and Inclusion and VA Learning University attachment

2013 AES Updates – Supplemental Analyses and Findings, presented by VHA National Center for Organization Development 06/09/14                                             2013 AES Updates attachment

National Partnership Council (NPC) update

OSC investigates VA retaliation against whistleblowers 06/09/14

Access Results of Access Audit Conducted 5/12/14 ~ 6/3/14 06/09/14

Border Patrol pay; HUD’s legal issue; more VA reforms 06/10/14

U.S. Medicine Direct – June Issue 06/10/14

My Hidden VA List 06/10/14

VVA Press Release 06/10/14

Why Cleveland Clinic’s CEO is out of the running for the VA post 06/10/14

2014 Union Women Summer Schools 06/10/14

Five takeaways from Monday’s VA hearing 06/10/14                                               Five takeaways from Monday’s VA Hearings attachment

More than 60,000 federal jobs lost: Which states were hit the hardest? 06/11/14

An extreme ban on bonuses what feds really think 1.8 percent pay raise for troops 06/11/14

Did IT contribute to VA’s woes? 06/12/14

Federal Wage System (FWS) Pay Adjustments 06/12/14

Congressmen charge VA told local VA hospital to stymie their search for information 06/12/14

A MESSAGE FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY—WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION 06/13/14

Doctors and Congress focus on retaliation against VA employees 06/13/14

Former VA Health Chief Kizer Wants Secretary Job 06/13/14

VFW attacks the three Republicans who voted against the Senate VA bill 06/13/14

EEO, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, NO FEAR, AND WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT 06/16/14

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System director Terry Gerigk Wolf placed on administrative leave 06/16/14

Proposal to ban ‘official time’ defeated 06/16/14

VA Audit Confirms Thousands of Veterans Await Care Appointments 06/19/14

Portland Regional Training Cancelled 06/20/14

Federal Times Roundup – More VA news 06/20/14

VA Data Release – June 19, 2014 06/20/14
2014-06-19 VA Data Press Release attachment
6 -19-14 VA Data Release FAQs  attachment
VAMC Patient Access Data 20140619 attachment

MESSAGE FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY Equal Employment Opportunity 06/23/14

HRIS Notice Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) Pay Adjustments 06/23/14
HRIS Notice VCS Pay Adjustments dated 06202014 Attachment

VA Implementation of the Federal Acquistion Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) 06/23/14

VA to recognize same sex spouses in benefits claims 06/23/14

June 24, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 06/24/14
06-24-14 Electronic Communication attachment

All VA execs given successful performance rating in fiscal 2013 06/24/14

VA affirmed problems, but denied health effects 06/24/14

VA deaths covered up to make statistics look better, whistle-blower says 06/24/14

VA doctors only see ten patients a day, don’t have the facilities or staff to handle more 06/25/14

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Diversity and Inclusion News Link 06/26/14

2 V.A. Officials to Leave Posts as Agency Seeks to Remake Itself and Rebuild Trust 06/26/14

VA clerk alleges records of deceased vets altered 06/26/14

Improper VA practices led to more than 1,000 deaths 06/26/14

All Employee message from Dr. Robert L. Jesse, Acting Under Secretary for Health 06/27/14

Robert L. Jesse All Employee message 06-26-14 Attachment

Atlanta VA hospital chief announces changes, but no firings 06/27/14

Healthcare Inspection – Medication Management Issues in a High Risk Patient, Tuscaloosa VAMC, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 06/30/14

Inspection of VA Regional Office New York, NY 06/30/14

Issues Impacting Access to Timely Care at VA Medical Facilities 06/30/14
Va Review attachment

VA falls short on women’s health issues 06/30/14

Barack Obama taps ex-Procter and Gamble exec Robert McDonald to lead VA 06/30/14

Report points to pattern of VA deficiencies 06/30/14

Message to All VA Employees Regarding a Personnel Announcement by President Obama 06/30/14

July 2014

Message from the Acting Secretary Regarding the Planned Nomination of Robert A. McDonald 07/01/14

CLUW President Connie Leak Statement on Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn and Hobby Lobby Decisions 07/01/14

Happy July 4th 07/02/14

Saturday Premium Pay Update 07/02/14

Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) Diversity@Work newsletter 07/02/14

FEDSMILL UPDATE 07/02/14

Follow-Up Audit of VHA’s Workers’ Compensation Case Management 07/07/14

Q & A with local Director by U-T San Diego 07/08/14
Q&A with Local Director Attachment

July 9, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence 07/09/14
07-09-14 Electronic Communication Attachment

HRIS Notice – Federal Wage System (FWS) Pay Adjustments 07/09/14

Testimony pushes VA into greater disrepute 07/10/14

VA Bonuses targeted in VA waitlist scandal – Office of Medical Inspector to restructure 07/10/14

Scandal-Plagued VA Is Overpaying Workers By Millions Of Dollars, Internal Audits Find 07/10/14

U.S. Medicine Direct – July Issue 07/11/14

VA Committee Eyes VA eBenefits Mess 07/11/14

Review of VBA’s Special Initiative To Process Rating Claims Pending Over 2 Years 07/14/14

Department of Veterans Affairs Access Audit System Wide Review of Access 07/14/14

VA FLSA Notice to Current Employees re payment (00335197) 07/14/14

List of Former Employees for whom Current Contact Information is needed 07/14/14

List of Employees to receive VA FLSA Computer Specialist Payment and Duty Stations 07/14/14

VA FLSA Request for Contact Information for Former Employees 07/14/14

Notice to C-53 Locals about assisting with VA FLSA Computer Specialist Payout 07/14/14

Evaluation of the Process to Achieve VBA Goals 07/15/14

Review of Alleged Mail Mismanagement at VBA’s Baltimore VARO 07/15/14

National Call on Influenza Vaccination and Prevention National Teleconference 07/15/14

July Newsletter 07/16/14

Lawmakers continue to threaten to claw back VA bonuses at hearing – Veterans and STEMM workers lead federal hiring in 2013, new report says 07/16/14

Federal Soup Articles, Bill would extend WPEA law, whistleblower rights / VA whistleblower Employees changed records / Union responds to EPA administrator 07/16/14

Two Articles from Nextgov.com regarding: “VBA Changed Dates on Claims to Make Them Look New” & “A Tip for VBA: Don’t Try to Spy on Congressional Staff” 07/17/14

VA committee to hold hearing on nominee 07/17/14

All Employee Message from Interim Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Clancy 07/17/14

VA Office of Inspector General Homepage 07/17/14

VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers, critics say 07/18/14

CGE is coming to VA 07/18/14

Administrative Investigation for Prohibited Personnel Practice and Preferential Treatment National Cemetery Administration, VACO 07/18/14

Disclosures to the VA Office of Inspector General 07/18/14

V.A. Official Says Fixing Issues at Root of Waiting-List Scandal Will Cost Billions 07/21/14

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA 07/22/14

Robert McDonald to address issues at Senate VA Committee confirmation hearing for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs appointment 07/23/14

St. Pete VA center camera riles union 07/24/14

St. Pete VA center camera riles union 072414

VA Secretary Nominee Views IT as Key to VA Reform 07/24/14

Deal Reached on VA Reforms 07/28/14

Letter to Acting VA Secretary, Sloan Gibson 07/28/14

Congress Reaches Deal on Firing VA Senior Execs Immediately 07/29/14

DRAWBACK OF THE HOUSE-SENATE VA BILL? CONGRESS CAN’T CREATE DOCTORS 07/29/14

Senate approves Robert McDonald for VA 07/29/14

Live Broadcast Message from Secretary McDonald 07/31/14

2014 EEO, D&I, No FEAR and Whistleblower Protection Policy Statement 07/31/14

Message from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert (Bob) A. McDonald 07/31/14
What I Believe In attachment

August 2014

Political Activity Restrictions under the Hatch Act 08/01/14
Hatch Act 2014 Memo and attachments

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Newslink 08/04/14

Recorded Broadcast Message from Secretary McDonald 08/05/14

2014 Annual Review of Special Rates (Data Call) 08/05/14

Obama to crack down on contractor labor law violations 08/05/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 08/05/14

IGs to agencies: Stop stonewalling – Labor group fights outsourcing efforts 08/07/14

Senate Clears Veterans Conference Report 08/07/14

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY, Robert A. McDonald 08/07/14

Inspection of VA Regional Office, Columbia, SC 08/08/14

August 11, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence Part 1 of 2 08/11/14
Electronic Communication 08-11-14 part 1 of 2 attachment

August 11, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence Part 2 of 2 08/11/14
Electronic Communication 08-11-14 part 2 of 2 attachment

An overview of how the new VA law hopes to fix the health system 08/12/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 08/12/14

Bargaining Over Phased Retirement & More 08/12/14

Regional Training ~ Palm Springs CA 08/14/14
Palm Springs_ Regional Training Letter 11-14
Palm Springs Regional Training Registration 10-2014
Palm Springs Regional Training Agenda 11-14

Senators want to see whistleblower report 08/15/14

Hot Springs VA gains at least one new friend 08/15/14

New VA Chief Freezes Central Health Office Hiring 08/15/14

In just two months, 800K vets were referred to private doctors 08/18/14

Here’s Some Good News About Your Retirement Benefit 08/18/14

Hatch Calls for End to Taxpayer Funded Unions at VA and IRS 08/18/14

AJC WATCHDOG VETERANS HEALTH CARE 08/18/14

Some private doctors may not accept VA patients 08/19/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health 08/19/14

Important Development regarding VBA Performance Standards 08/19/14

NVAC Meeting will meet at the 2014 Human Rights Training Conference 08/20/14

UPDATE on FLSA Settlement for Computer and IT Specialists 08/25/14

Clancy All Employee message 08/25/14

Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, & Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA HCS 08/26/14

FLRA Agreement for Local 1738, Fayetteville, NC 08/27/14

2014 Labor Day Message 08/28/14

Largest Union of VA Employees Praises Actions to Improve Health Care Access 08/28/14

Erroneous Password Expiration Messages 08/28/14

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY 08/28/14

“AFGE-NVAC 100,000 Member Milestone Achieved” & Organizing Blitz Extended 08/28/14
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Our Deepest Condolences…08/28/14

NVAC Attorney Bids Farewell 08/29/14

FLRA Decision on Coercing 08/29/14

September 2014
Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds a 1 Percent Pay Raise 09/02/14

Beware Not endorsed by AFGE and or NVAC 09/03/14

Heartbreaking News… 09/03/14

Overblown claims of deaths and waiting times at the VA 09/04/14

Diversity @ Work newsletter: September 2014 edition 09/05/14

Note to all VA Employees from VVA National President John Rowan 09/05/14

Introduction Kickoff Letter for 2014 VA All Employee Survey 09/08/14
Signed Memorandum

THE ROAD TO VETERANS DAY 09/08/14

Press Release for Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) 09/08/14

Electronic Correspondence September 8, 2014

Office of Public Health initiated ACHIKV surveillance 09/08/14
CHIKV Report  

McDonald launches 100-day VA reform plan 09/10/14

For VA to be veteran-centric it als needs to be employee-attentive 09/10/14

VA Secretary McDonald Remarks Concerning Downgrades 09/10/14

Stewards Training in VA Beach September 29th – October 2nd, 2014 09/10/14
Stewards Agenda
Virginia Beach Registration Form

OSHA seeks nominations for five members to serve on Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 09/10/14

IRS Can Now Withdraw Money from Your TSP Account to Collect on Tax Debts 09/11/14

VA Secretary Wants to Improve Digital Services for Vets 09/12/14

A Big WELCOME to our New Council Attorneys 09/12/14

Press Release for VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 09/15/14

Celebrate Housekeeper’s Week ~ 2014 09/15/14

Travel Ticketing Issue with Concur Technologies, Inc. 09/16/14
FSC News Flash FY14 Issue 56 CGE Outage September 15 2014

Message from the Secretary – Sustainable Accountability 09/16/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 09/16/14
Blueprint Fact Sheet

EEOC reversed nearly 45 percent of claims dismissed by agencies 09/16/14

House OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees 09/18/14

House Approves Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown 09/18/14

VA Will Increase Pay for New Docs, Dentists 09/18/14

Update on FLSA Settlement for Computer and IT Specialists 09/18/14

Phoenix VA Inspector General’s Report 09/18/14

Memo regarding Union Engagement with Secretary of Veterans Affairs during Site Visits 09/18/14
Signed Memo regarding Union Engagement with Secretary for Veterans Affairs during Site Visits

AFGE NVAC’s 4th District Rallies in Durham Against VISN 6 Policies 09/18/14

Investigation of Asbestos at VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC 09/18/14

VA plans to offer salary boost to attract new doctors 09/19/14

Fayetteville VA emergency room to temporarily shut down 09/22/14

Federal Soup Articles House passes CR – VA hiring health professionals 09/23/14

A-76 Challenges, GAO & Promotion Explanations 09/24/14

VA Updates Disability Claims Application 09/24/14

Did you know it’s ‘federal nurse week? 09/24/14.doc

My VA Site Visits Schedule 09/25/14
My VA Site Visit Schedule

Inspection of VA Regional Office Seattle, Washington 09/25/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy 09/25/14

VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Program Information 09/29/14

17 Occupations Reviewed by the Joint Classification Working Group – Authority to Advertise Positions at the Incumbent Grade 09/29/14
COS Signed Memo attachment

Letter from VA Secretary Robert McDonald 09/29/14
Letter from Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald

Retaliation claims rise sharply at VA 09/29/14

AFGE~ New VA Secretary Is a Breath of Fresh Air 09/29/14

Administrative Investigation, Conduct Prejudicial to the Government and Interference of a VA Official for the Financial Benefit of a Contractor, Veterans Health Administration, Procurement & Logistics Office, Washington, DC 09/29/14

Review of the Veterans Health Administration’s Use of Reverse Auction Acquisitions 09/29/14

VA To Make Phoenix Whistleblowers Whole 09/29/14

VA Non-VA Medical Care Way Forward Initiative 09/29/14
9-25-14 NVCWF Weekly Staff Message AFGE Changes September 24 2014

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – September 29, 2014 09/30/14
Clancy All Employee Message 09/29/14 

VA’s Phoenix Whistleblowers Win Undisclosed Settlement 09/30/14

OIG Report- Review of Alleged Data Manipulation at the VA Regional Office Houston, TX 09/30/14

FLRA Settlement Agreement San Diego Healthcare System 09/30/14

VHA Chikungunya (CHIKV) Activity Report 09/30/14
Chikungunya (CHIKV) VHA Biosurveillance Report

October 2014

OIG Report – Inspection of VA Regional Office White River Junction, Vermont 10/01/14

Department of Veterans Affairs Partners With Walgreens to Expand Real-Time Sharing of Medical Information of Vaccines Provided by Walgreens to Enrolled Veterans 10/02/14

Department of Veterans Affairs Partners With Walgreens to Expand Real-Time Sharing of Medical Information of Vaccines Provided by Walgreens to Enrolled Veterans 10/02/14

My VA Site Visits Schedule 10/02/14

VA stays employee downgrades – Lawmakers file brief to support whistleblowers 10/03/14

Upcoming VA Leadership Site Visits 10/03/14

Diversity@Work newsletter October 2014 edition 10/03/14

Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System Director Proposed for Removal, Interim Director Named 10/06/14

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY 10/06/14

Ebola Virus Disease Update & Situational Awareness 10/06/14

EVD Update & Situational_Awareness 2014-10-03

CDC Checklist-patients-evaluated-us-evd  

EVD Update & Situational_Awareness 2014-10-03                                            CDC Evaluating TravelerCDC Checklist-patients-evaluated-us-evd  

Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – October 6, 2014 10/06/14                          Clancy All Employee Message 

VA Employees Fight for More Pay 10/07/14

VA One Step Closer to Removing Controversial Procurement Chief 10/07/14

VA Achieves Certification on Whistleblower Protection 10/08/14

Secretary McDonald Announces VA to Continue Town Hall Events at VA Facilities Nationwide 10/08/14

Unions’ benefits to government outweigh their minimal costs, OPM finds 10/08/14

OIG Report – Inspection of VA Regional Office Portland, Oregon 10/08/14

National Quality Council Newsletter 10/08/14

Feds Will Pay 3.8 Percent More Toward Health Care Premiums in 2015 10/09/14

VA Processes More than 1.3 Million Veterans’ Claims in FY14 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Cleveland, Ohio 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from San Diego, California 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Chicago, Illinois 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda St. Petersburg October 14-15, 2014 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda New York and Brooklin Campus 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda-Montgomery Alabama 10/10/14

OIG Report – Inspection of VA Regional Office Salt Lake City, Utah 10/10/14

VA Proposes Physician Pay Increases, Begins Major Recruiting Campaign 10/10/14

Better Recruit Screening Probably Won’t Solve Military Suicide Crisis 10/10/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Atlanta, Georgia 10/14/14

VA processes 150,000 more claims in fiscal 2014 than the previous year 10/14/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health 10/14/14

Contracting Issues at National Level 10/14/14

Recent Ebola Developments 10/14/14

Upcoming Secretary & Deputy Secretary Site Visit Dates-Nashville & Murfreesboro and Atlanta, GA 10/15/14

Lexington, Kentucky Site Visit Cancelled 10/15/14

Skills Certification Events Calendar for FY 2015 10/15/14

OPM releases data on millennials in federal workforce 10/15/14

Message From The Assistant Secretary For Human Resources And Administration workforce 10/15/14

Controversial VA Procurement Executive Resigns Before She Can Be Fired 10/16/14

Local Supplemental Agreements 10/16/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Anchorage, Alaska 10/16/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Houston, TX 10/16/14

My VA Site Visit Report Atlanta, GA 10/16/14

Upcoming Secretary & Deputy Secretary Site Visits-Kansas City, MO, West Point, NY, Dallas, TX, New York City and Birmingham, AL 10/16/14

Amber Vinson, Dallas Ebola Patient, Says CDC Gave Her Green Light To Fly 10/16/14

Department of Veterans Affairs Announces New Director for Erie VA Medical Center 10/17/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda – Boston 10/20/14

Union calls for establishment of new pay localities 10/20/14

Survey – VA employees dissatisfied with senior executives 10/20/14

MyVA Site Visit Summary Report from New York, NY 10/20/14

MyVA Site Visit Summary Report from St. Petersburg, FL 10/20/14

VA IG – Wait Time Manipulation Went Far Beyond VAMCs in Headlines 10/20/14

MyVA Site Visit Summary Report-Montgomery 10/21/14

OIG Report – Virginia Executive Indicted For Fraudulently Receiving Confidential Information About VA Construction Projects 10/21/14

OIG Report – A Department of Veterans Affairs Official and Durable Medical Equipment Vendor Charged with Health Care Fraud 10/21/14

The Washington Post ~ VA morale low, but actions by new boss could change things 10/21/14

A Message from the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration: Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results 10/21/14

Volunteering / Ideas for My VA 10/21/14

Corrected My VA Site Visit Schedule 10/21/14                Attachment

Federal Retirees to Receive a 1.7 Percent COLA for 2015 10/22/14

VA Moves to Prevent Veteran Violence Over Disability Claims 10/22/14

Upcoming Secretary & Deputy Secretary Site Visits 10/22/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda – Togus, ME 10/23/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – October 23, 2014

October 24, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence Part 1 10/24/14

October 24, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence Part 2 10/24/14

MyVA Site Visit Report – St. Petersburg, FL (Revised) 10/24/14

Fedsmill Articles – Transgenderism, Solar Panels, and Union Elections 10/24/14

Social Security Benefits will Increase by 1.7% in 2015- Most Americans Would Pay More to Fix Social Security’s Finances, Improve Benefits 10/24/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda – Winston Salem NC and San Juan PR 10/27/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda Winston Salem NC                                                              My VA Site Visit Agenda San Juan PR

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – October 27, 2014 10/27/14

VHA Chikungunya (CHIKV) Biosurveillance System Report 10/27/14

Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General 10/28/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 42 (Oct 12 – 18, 2014) 10/28/14

Upcoming Secretary & Deputy Secretary Site Visits 10/28/14

VHA Office of Emergency Management Chapter VI Section AB Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Police Protocols 10/28/14

VA Directive 6311 VA E-Discovery 10/28/14

Trip Summary Report from Togus 10/29/14

My VA Site Visit Summary Report from Togus, Maine

My VA Site Visit Agenda – Muskogee, OK and Seattle, WA 10/29/14

My VA Site Visit Agenda – Muskogee, OK

My VA Site Visit Agenda – Seattle, WA

OIG Statement at House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Field Hearing on Rhetoric v. Reality 10/30/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 10/31/14

All Employee Message

Our Deepest Condolences 10/31/14

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Diversity – Newslink 11/03/14

Army to set up Ebola labs in Liberia – GAO eyes concurrent retiree disability payments 11/03/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 11/03/14

What to consider when filing a grievance 11/03/14

GSA amends surplus property rule to detail groups eligible for donation 11/03/14

Diversity@Work newsletter: November 2014 issue 11/04/14

Kaiser Permanente and NNU 11/04/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 43 (Oct 19 – 25, 2014) 11/04/14

News Coverage – Fayetteville VA Medical Center Rally 11/04/14

Fayetteville VA Medical Center Rally Coverage

MyVA Site Visit Reports – Summaries – Boston, San Juan and Washington, DC VACO 11/04/14

Boston Trip Summary Report

Washington (VACO) Trip Summary Report

San Juan Trip Summary Report

AFGE/NVAC Meeting at the 2015 AFGE Legislative Conference 11/05/14

MyVA Site Visit Report / Summary – Seattle, WA 11/05/14

My VA Trip Summary Seattle, WA

Upcoming Secretary & Deputy Secretary Site Visits 11/05/14

Healthcare Inspection – Alleged Nursing Deficiencies Led to Patient’s Death, Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia 11/06/14

Readout of President Obama’s Meeting with VA Secretary Robert McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson 11/06/14

AFGE NVAC October-November Newsletter 2014

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 11/06/14

ROAD TO VETERANS DAY REPORT 11/06/14

Veterans Day 2014 11/06/14

Training & Education Update 11/06/14

Request for Union Only Training

Request for Joint Labor Management Training

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 11/07/14

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 11/07/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – November 10, 2014 11/12/14

Inspection of VA Regional Office Buffalo, New York 11/12/14

VA Police Uniform Allowance Settlement 11/12/14

VA Secretary Defends Actions to Hold Individuals Accountable 11/12/14

VA’s Home-Based Care Program Reduces Hospitalization for Diabetes, Other Conditions 11/12/14

Misbehaving VA Execs Could Lose Some of Their Pension Benefits 11/14/14

Director of VA’s Pittsburgh Healthcare System fired 11/14/14

Operation S.A.V.E. 11/17/14

2014 OPEN SEASON FOR HEALTH BENEFITS, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE, AND FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS 11/18/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – November 18, 2014 11/18/14

Audit of VHA’s Support Service 11/19/14

Review of Alleged Mismanagement of VA’s Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Outreach Contracts 11/21/14

VA to Accept Proposals for New Scheduling System 11/21/14

November 24, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence (Part 1) 11/24/14

Electronic Correspondence Part 1

November 24, 2014 – Electronic Correspondence (Part 2) 11/24/14

Electronic Correspondence Part 2

VSC Customer Satisfaction Survey 11/24/14

VSC Annual Survey Report

VSC Annual Survey Verbatim Report

Whistleblower complaint filed against St. Pete VA office 11/24/14

Fact Sheet Premium Pay (Title 5) 11/24/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 11/24/14

Thanksgiving Message 11/24/14

Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Removed 11/25/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 46 (Nov 9-15, 2014) 11/25/14

Putting Veterans Funding First Act, S.932 11/25/14

Leader McConnell on S. 932

Leader Reid on S. 932

Thanksgiving Holiday, 2014 11/25/14

Phased Retirement An Employee Perspective 11/25/14

HR Flexibilities-Authorities for Quarantinable Communicable Diseases (Including Ebola) and Other Communicable Diseases such as Seasonal Influenza 11/26/14

Site Visits of Police Units for December 2014 11/26/14

VA fires official at heart of falsified wait list scandal 11/28/14

VA Expands Eligibility for VA Health Care Related to Military Sexual Trauma 12/01/14

Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – December 1, 2014 12/01/14

Diversity@Work newsletter:December 2014 edition 12/02/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 47 (Nov 16-22, 2014) 12/04/14

Audit of VHA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 12/04/14

Compare AFGE, NATCA, NFFE & NTEU 12/04/14

VA whistleblowers named ‘Public Servants of the Year’ 12/05/14

AFGE/NVAC FLRA Appeal Win 12/05/14

FLRA Decision

MyVA” Information 12/05/14

“My VA” Process Improvement Proposed Travel Schedule

My VA Executive_Report

“My VA” Process Improvement Deep Dive Agenda

Obama Gives Feds Extra Day Off at Christmas 12/08/14

Former Maryland Veterans Affairs Official Sentenced To Prison For Fraudulently Obtaining Over $1.4 Million In Benefits 12/09/14

Building a Great Workplace 12/09/14

Tampa Man Pleads Guilty During Jury Selection In Stolen Identity Refund Case 12/09/14

Q&A on the Most Significant Aspects of the OIG’s ‘Phoenix’ Report 12/09/14

Alleged Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices, Chillicothe VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH 12/10/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 48 (Nov 23-29, 2014) 12/10/14

U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE ~ VA Removes VA Phoenix Director 12/10/14

U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE ~ VA Launches Largest Overhaul Ever as McDonald Pushes Reforms 12/10/14

VA’s Top Doctor Named Among Top 20 Most Influential People in Healthcare 12/10/14

MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH 12/10/14

House budget package would head off shutdown 12/11/14

Man to be sentenced in VA Clinic shooting in Ohio 12/12/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health – December 15, 2014 12/15/14

WHAT MORE CAN THIS UNION DO FOR SHARON 12/15/14

FOIA reform is dead for now 12/15/14

Review of Allegations Regarding the Technical Acquisition Center’s Award of Sole-Source Contracts to Tridec for the Virtual Office of Acquisition 12/16/14

Protect your Personal Information – ALERT 12/16/14

OPM adopting new metrics to measure effectiveness of government health benefits program 12/17/14

VA TURNS TO IBM WATSON TO IMPROVE VETERAN CARE 12/17/14

Upcoming Secretary VA Site Visits 12/18/14

Man Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Federal Officer in VA Hospital Shooting Incident 12/18/14

OPM Changes Snow Day Leave Policy 12/18/14

Quality of Care Issues, West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida 12/18/14

Leave Donation Request 12/18/14

opm630a VLTP Within Agency

opm630b VLTP Outside Agency

VBA Performance Standards Group Information 12/18/14

Work Group Meeting attachment

Influenza Activity Data – Week 49 (Nov 30- Dec 6, 2014) 12/18/14

Happy Holiday Message 12/19/14

Happy Holidays 2014 12/19/14

Updates for OI&T FLSA Settlement and Saturday Premium Pay Settlement 12/19/14

Case updates for OI&T FLSA settlement and Saturday Premium Pay Settlement Attachment  

Heartbreaking News… Arrangements 12/19/14

Leader of troubled VA division resigns 12/22/14

Obama Makes it Officia – 1 Percent Pay Raise For 2015 12/22/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 50 (Dec 7-13, 2014) 12/23/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health 12/29/14

Family trip to Disneyland, Beyonce tickets were ‘inappropriate gifts’ to VA official, judge rules 12/29/14

Illinois’s newest member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Mike Bost 12/29/14

Letter to General Allison Hickey on the Performance Standard Work Group 12/29/14

Performance Standards Letter to General Hickey

Saturday Premium Pay and the FLSA OIT Settlement 12/30/14

Letter sent to VA Secretary Robert McDonald on 12-30-14

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF OF STAFF 12/30/14

All Employee Message from Dr. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health 12/30/14

Influenza Activity Data – Week 51 (Dec 14-20, 2014) 12/30/14

MESSAGE FROM THE VA CHIEF OF STAFF 12/31/14

VA Secretary’s Alternative Dispute Resolution 2013 Award Selection – Ms. Tatishka Musgrove 12/31/14

ADR 2013 Award Recipient Tish Musgrove CAT A Letter

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January 2013

Update VA FLSA Settlement Agreement for Computer Specialists (Series 334) and IT Specialists(Series 2210) 01/09/13

TSP mulls investment conversion option 01/14/13

Passing of 14th District NVP, Dwight Bowman 01/16/13

Hundreds of thousands of veterans spurn free benefits 01/24/13

Local Presidents Training ~ April 2013 01/28/13

February 2013

VA Halts Further Clinic Leases Future Care to be Denied 02/28/13

March 2013

Request for photos for AFGE NVAC 50th Anniversary 03/06/13

Administrative Law Judge Decision in Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and AFGE Local 2109, Case No. DA-CA-12-0150 (March 1, 2013) 03/06/13

PACT Primary Care Personnel National Survey Results 03/08/13

March 8, 2013 – Electronic Correspondence 03/08/13

March 8, 2013 –Electronic Correspondence 03/21/13

April 2013

Deceased Member information Requested 04/10/13

2013 Convention Booklet Sponsorship 04/10/13

2013 ~ 21st Triennial Training Convention Information 04/10/13

AFGE NVAC April Newsletter 2013 04/16/13

The 5 Agencies with the WORST Leadership in Government 04/17/13

Update on VBA Transformation Plan 04/19/13

VA’s latest plan to clear benefits backlog meets skepticism 04/26/13

Avian Influenza A H7N9 Virus Updates 04/29/13

TSP Nixes Idea to Offer Extra Loan Assistance to Furloughed Feds 04/30/13

May 2013
Pittsburgh victims’ kin outraged over VA official’s award 05/02/13

National Nurses Week 05/06/13

Key Lawmaker Wants to Ban VA Bonuses for Five Years 05/09/13

EXAMINER EXCLUSIVE Failing VA officials collected massive bonuses for years 05/09/13

MSPB EXPANDS ACCUSED EMPLOYEE’S RIGHT TO INFORMATION 05/20/13

WHY VA NURSES SHOULD STUDY WALL STREET 05/20/13

Happy Memorial Day, 2013 05/23/13

With Deepest Sympathy… 05/28/13A

Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Government Payment of Union Officials’ Salaries 05/30/13

June 2013

Policy Alerts 06/05/13

Official Time 06/05/13

June 5, 2013 – Electronic Correspondence 06/05/13

VA Executives Face Big Pay Cuts if Claims Backlog Isn’t Fixed 06/06/13

Are VA Employees Working Full-Time for Unions Hurting Patient Care 06/07/13

Decentralized VA leaves regional offices with scant oversight 06/12/13

27 Individual Medical Lease Authority Summaries 06/05/13

VA Executive Bonuses Under Attack Because of Claims Backlogs, Healthcare Problems 06/13/13

Congressmen VA Pittsburgh ignored requests for Legionnaire’s records 06/18/13

Former Veterans Affairs director indicted on 39 counts accusing him of conspiracy, accepting bribes and kickbacks 06/19/13

Senate Panel Backs More Money for VA Claims Hardware and Overtime 06/19/13

June 25, 2013 – Electronic Correspondence 06/25/13

July 2013

Happy July 4th 07/03/13

Important myPay Notice 07/09/13

Master Agreement Training Information 07/16/13

Electronic Correspondence- July 17, 2013 07/17/13

Official time 07/18/13

Why Would Anyone Want to Work for the Government 07/23/13

July Newsletter 07/25/13

Bill to Limit Fed Bonuses Clears House Panel 07/29/13

VA Accountability Watch

August 2013

House Passes Legislation Limiting Federal Spending on Meetings 08/02/13

Electronic Communication 08/16/13

Legislation Would Allow Recording of Conversations with Federal Employees 08/05/13

ADVISORY HVAC to Examine Preventable Deaths, Accountability at VA field hearing in Pittsburgh, PA 08/05/13

Deceased Member Information Requested 08/08/13

2013 Convention Booklet Sponsorship~ Deadline Extended to August 30, 2013 08/09/13

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. Stands with United Mine Workers 08/28/13

Labor Day Message 2013 08/30/13

September 2013

Approval of Official Time for National Training Convention 09/04/13

VA Accountability Watch 09/06/13

Electronic Communication 09-18-13

VA Convenes Commission to Identify Candidates for the Under Secretary for Health Position 09/23/13

Our deepest condolences 09/25/13

September 27, 2013 Friday Alert

Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown 09/30/13

October 2013

October 1, 2013 – Electronic Correspondence Part 1 10/01/13

October 1, 2013 – Electronic Correspondence Part 2 10/01/13

October 1, 2013 – Electronic Correspondence Part 3 10/01/13

VACO Announcement 10/01/13

Message from the President to U.S. Government Employees 10/01/13

Feds Furloughed By Shutdown Cannot Contribute to Retirement Fund 10/01/13

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY 10/01/13

Shutdown Furlough Fact Sheet 10/01/13

LAPSE OF APPROPRIATIONS TIME AND ATTENDANCE GUIDANCE 10/01/13

Federal Shutdown Guidance Hospitals clinics and other health services will remain open 10/01/13

Shutdown Day 1 Updates 10/02/13

Shutdown Halts Some Healthcare Operations 10/02/13

Government Shutdown Information 10/02/13

Targeted Appropriations Bill for VA from GOP 10/02/13

Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown and the VA Contingency Plan 10/02/13

Furlough Information 10/03/13

Government Shutdown Top Stories 10/03/13

VHA Travel and Conference Restrictions for October 10/03/13

Retirement of Michael E. Moreland 10/04/13

Operation Pantry VA Letter 10/04/13

Operation Pantry 2013 Flyer 10/04/13

Important~ Updated Furlough Guidance from OPM re Official Time 10/04/13
Changes to Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs (Attachment) 10/14/13

Calculating Back Pay and Other Shutdown Articles 10/07/13

GovExec.com Today Furloughed fate isn’t written in stone pay non-solidarity retirement backlog falls 10/08/13

Your Take: The Government Shutdown 10/10/13

Recent changes OPM 10/16/13

We fought the good fight 10/16/13

Senate bill ends shutdown 10/17/13

Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown 10/17/13

VA Resuming Normal Operations 10/18/13

Heartfelt Condolences 10/21/13

Thank You For All You Do! 10/21/13

Updates from Shutdown 10/21/13

Service Information for Mrs. Ruby Malone 10/22/13

Furloughed Feds Will Get Credit for Lost Leave 10/23/13

October 23 2013 – Electronic Correspondence 10/23/13

Back Pay Is On the Way 10/24/13

Thank You 10/25/13

New Employee Travel Guidelines 10/28/13

Workforce Week 10/28/13

Updates 10/30/13

2014 COLA to rise 1.5 percent 10/30/13

HBO Documentary on November 11 10/30/13

House Backs Bill to Cut VA Bonuses 10/30/13

Update on Saturday Premium Pay Case and Draft Notice 11/10/13

Best Wishes to Jim Dunphy 11/01/13

Changes to Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs 10/04/13

White House rejects House debt plan as Senate deal 10/15/13

Congress Closing In on a Deal to End Shutdown 10/15/13

November 2013

Update on Saturday Premium Pay Case and Draft Notice 11/01/13

Best Wishes to Jim Dunphy 11/01/13

Veterans Day Message 11/08/13

Electronic Communication Part A 11/19/13

Electronic Communication Part B 11/19/13

Electronic Communication 11/20/13

Electronic Communication Part 1 11/21/13

Electronic Communication Part2 11/21/13

Correspondence regarding Police Officers Uniform Allowance 11/25/13 Police Officer Uniform Allowance Attachment

Knock Out Game Attachment 11/25/13 KNOCKOUT GAME Attachment

Thanksgiving Message 11/25/13

December 2013

Restoration of Forfeited Annual Leave and 2013 Government Shutdown and Sequestration 12/02/13 Memorandum Signed 11/26/13

Leave Donation Request 12/02/13 Leave Transfer Authorization

Electronic Communication Arbitrators Opinion and Award – Memorandum of Understanding – Approved Survey 12/04/13

Electronic Communications Arbitrators Award – Prorating Attorney Work Credits 12/04/13

Leave Donation Request 12/04/13 Leave Transfer Authorization

Electronic Correspondence – NPC Soard Project Overview 12/10/13

Electronic Correspondence – NPC – Update from VHA Occupational Health 12/10/13

Electronic Correspondence – NPC – Presentation EPS and VHA Voices 12/10/13

Leave Donation Request 12/11/13Leave Transfer Authorization

Workforce Week Updates 12/16/13

NPC Endorsement Memorandum-Employee Influenza Vaccinations 12/17/13 NPC Endorsement Of Influenza Vaccination Attachment

Will Feds Be Asked to Sacrifice More in 2014? 12/19/13

Budget bill heads to president’s desk 12/19/13

Happy Holidays 2013

Workforce Week Updates 12/23/13

Heart Felt Condolences 12/24/13

January 2014 Pay Adjustments 12/30/13 January 2014 Pay Adjustment attachment

January 2012

Deepest Sympathy… 01/25/12

Need to Know FLRA Decisions and Congressional Actions 01/10/12

Article 67, Skills Certification Ratification 01/05/12

Information on VA’s Complaint Grievance Process 01/03/12

February 2012

Pay Freeze information 02/02/12

2012 AFGE Legislative Conference Official Time 02/07/12

ORM Annual Report 02/07/12

FLRAs Decision RE HR Assistants are in the bargaining unit 02/29/12

March 2012

VA in the News [February 24- March 2, 2012] 03/05/12

Our Deepest Condolences 03/17/12

Letter to VBA on the ACS Contract 03/22/12

Democratic budget plan doesn’t touch federal pay and benefits 03/29/12A

April 2012

Full Steam Ahead 04/17/12

VA will hire more mental health care workers 04/23/12

VA’s disability claims backlog pushes 900,000 04/23/12

Corrected~ Skills Certification Article 67 04/24/12

VA Ruled Exempt from Automatic Budget Cuts 04/26/12

May 2012

National_Nurses_Week_2012

2012 National Police Week 05/01/512

URGENT~ Additional Series of Regional MA 05/06/12

Memorial Day Message 05/24/12

June 2012

Important Correspondence from John Gage, AFGE National President 06/05/12

Announcement of New AFGE NVAC Staff Attorney 06/05/12

Letter from Richard L. Trumka 06/07/12

House considers yet another pay freeze measure 06/15/12

Upcoming Title 38 7422 Training Information 06/22/12

Settlement for VA FLSA National Grievance 06/25/12

Indiana Governor Says Public-Sector Unions Shouldn’t Exist 06/25/12

July 2012

It is with our Heartfelt Condolences 07/02/12

Results from Rally… 07/02/12

July 4th Message 07/02/12

More Rally Updates 07/06/12

Local Supplemental Agreement Training 07/13/12

Government Executive Buyout Considerations 07/16/12

With Heartfelt Condolences… 07/18/12

National VA Council Meeting at AFGE National Convention 07/19/12

August 2012

House approves bill to fire employees who don’t pay tax debts 08/06/12

AFGE MEMBERS ELECT J. DAVID COX PRESIDENT OF NATION’S LARGEST FEDERAL AND D.C. GOVERNMENT WORKERS UNION 08/16/12

Important Hatch Act Guidance for Federal Employees 08/20/12

Rumors Regarding Educational Waivers and Re-boarding RN’s 08/24/12

LVN LPN and Health Technicians Task Force 08/27/12

With Heartfelt Sympathy 082912

Labor Day Message 2012 083012

September 2012

Follow-up Regarding the Passing of LP Hudson Thomas 09/04/12

Update on Saturday Premium Pay 09/28/12

October 2012

VA CHCO resigns one day before IG releases conference spending report 10/01/12

VA cutting regional office staffs by a quarter 10/11/12

House clears Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act 10/01/12

VA cited for excessive conference spending and ‘weak’ 10/02/12

Veterans Affairs’ overspending at conferences linked to poor contract execution 10/09/12

Lawmakers call for removal of VA official 10/10/12

Performance pilot launching at Veterans Affairs 10/22/12

November 2012

Information of use, where contents cannot be reproduced by the National VA Council 11/05/12

National Grievance – Police Officer Uniform Allowance 11/20/12

Thanksgiving Day Message 2012 11/20/12

$155 million spent on feds doing union work 11/29/12

December 2012

2012 best and worst places to work in the federal government 12/14/12

Legionnaires Outbreak at Pittsburg VA 12/14/12

Season’s Greetings 2012 12/19/12

Sequestration – Fiscal Cliff 12/31/12

 

January 2011
Official Time Notification for Legs Conference 01/26/11

February 2011
AFGE NVAC Legislative Priorities for the 112th Congress 02/01/11

Funding Opportunities for Employee Health and Wellness 02/01/11

CRNA Update 02/03/11

Master Collective Bargaining Agreement Disapproval 02/16/11

NLC Launches New Bachelor’s Degree Programs 02/17/11

SATURDAY PREMIUM PAY UPDATE 02/25/11

March 2011

IMPORTANT – Instructions Sunday Premium Pay 03/01/11

March 2Legal Updates on Sunday Premium Pay 03/02/11

Settlement Agreements 03/02/11

It is with sincere condolences… 03/02/11

Sanctioned Email Groups 03/03/11

Capital Report ~ March 2011 03/11/11

Press Release by Senator Brown on 7422 bill 03/15/11

Update on the Master Agreement 03/16/11

Sincere Heartfelt Sadness 03/18/11

Funeral Arrangements for AFGE NVP Charlotte Flowers 03/18/11

VA, AFGE Reach Agreement on New Union Contract 03/24/11

Remembering The Triangle Factory Fire…100 years later. 03/24/11

AFGE NVAC and VA Sign New Collective Bargaining Agreement 0/329/11

April 2011

Memorandum of Clarification on Article 46, Local Supplemental 04/04/11

New AFGE NVAC National & Safety Representative Vacancy Announcement 04/04/11

Obama calls Hill leaders to White House for talks on avoiding shutdown 04/05/11

Union sues OMB to force release of shutdown plans 04/05/11

Paul Ryan’s Hidden Middle-Class Tax Hike 04/05/11

News Release Hoax 04/06/11

Regarding Possible Government Shutdown 04/06/11

More information-Shutdown 04/08/11

New Master Agreement 2011 04/08/11

Patient-Centered Care External Posting – Public Affairs Specialist (GS-13) 04/14/11

Revision to VA Handbook 5007, Sunday Premium Pay under U.S.C. 5546(a) for PT GS and FWS Employees 04/19/11

Information needed on AFGE Locals at your facility 04/21/11

Quimby et al. v United States Update 04/21/11

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program Budget and VR&E National Counseling Contract 04/21/11

Invitation to the 2011 Federal Occupational Health and Workers’ Compensation Conferences 04/25/11

Military Health History Pocket Card 04/25/11

ONS Strategic Plan 2011-2015 04/26/11

May 2011

Tornado Outbreak 2011 How you can help… 05/02/11

Master Agreement Contract Training Update 05/02/11

Tornado Outbreak 2011 ~ How you can help… 0/50/311

National Nurses Week 2011 05/05/11

ORM’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010 05/13/11

Memorial Day Message 05/26/11

June 2011

Sincere Condolences… 06/01/11

Deepest Sympathy… 0/602/11

Sincere Heartfelt Condolences… 06/08/11

Arrangements for Mrs. Jane Dowden 06/09/11

July 2011

Fourth of July Message 07/01/11

Master Agreement Training in June 07/08/11

August 2011

Update on Master Agreement Training 08/12/11

Labor Day Message 08/31/11

Spetember 2011

September 11 2011 ~ Ten Years Later 09/08/11

Letter to the President of the United States on Downgrades 09/19/11

It is with deepest sorrow… 09/22/11

Letter to Assistant Secretary Sepulveda – VHA downgrades 09/23/11

October 2011

Authority to Approve Administrative Leave for Employees affected by Hurricane Irene 10/03/11

Sincere Heartfelt Condolences… 10/17/11

November 2011

EES Internal Customer Service Satisfaction Survey Results 11/08/11

Obama orders agency spending cuts on travel, technology and swag 11/09/11

Executive Order on Promoting Efficient Spending 11/10/11

Veterans Day ~ Honoring Those Who Served 110911

VA in the News November 4, 2011- November 11, 2011 11/14/11

2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results 11/15/11

Notice Ratification of Article 67, Skills Certification 11/23/11

December 2011

Senate rejects bill with pay freeze extension 12/06/11

House passes bill that includes extending federal pay freeze 12/14/11

Possible Government Shutdown 12/14/11

Unions slam VA plan to track employees electronically 12/15/11

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY TO ALL VA EMPLOYEES 12/15/11

Approved Minutes from the National Partnership Council 12/22/11

National Demands to Bargain 12/19/11

Happy holiday 2011 12/2011

January 2010

60 Minutes Broadcast on VBA 10/05/10

Contract Negotiations Phoenix, AZ Days 1 ~ 4 01/07/10

Contract Negotiations Phoenix, AZ ~ Last Day 01/08/10

AFGE Responds to Crisis in Haiti 01/15/10

Joint Labor Management Training Update 01/19/10

February 2010

Day~3 Contract Negotiations, Palo Alto California 02/03/10

Last Day~ Contract Negotiations, Palo Alto California 02/04/10

NVAC Update from the Legislative Conference in DC 02/24/10

March 2010

3rd Day of Contract Negotiations at the VAMC in Miami, Florida 03/03/10

Last Day of Contract Negotiations at the VAMC in Miami, Florida 03/05/10

Selection Of Funding Sites for Innovations in Patient-Centered Care 03/11/10

Primary Care Conference Additional Slots 03/11/10

Taser information 03/23/10

April 2010

Contract Negotiations ~Day 4 ~ Memphis, TN 04/01/10

Contract Negotiations Update Memphis, TN 04/02/10

Classification Appeals Decision Summary 04/12/10

3rd Day of Contract Negotiations at the VAMC in Augusta, Georgia 04/25/10

Last Day of Contract Negotiations at the VAMC in Augusta, GA 04/30/10

May 2010

Hiring Changes 05/14/10

Memorial Day Message 05/26/10

3rd Day of Contract Negotiations in Cleveland, Ohio 05/26/10

Last Day of Contract Negotiations in Cleveland, Ohio 05/27/10

June 2010

Update Rescission of Medical Support Assistant GS-679 Consistency Review 06/02/10

Final Contract Negotiations in Seattle, WA 06/25/10

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July 06/30/10

July 2010

Master Agreement Training in Beckley, WV 07/15/10

Announcement of New AFGE General Counsel 07/27/10

August 2010

Mediation Update from Charlotte, NC 080510

September 2010

Happy Labor Day 2010 090110

Revised Please disregard the prior e-mail on the information on time for the AFGE NVAC Training Convention 09/03/10

Clarification of Official Time for the AFGE NVAC Training Convention 09/16/13

The 2010 Master Agreement ~ Completed

Letter to John Gage from John Sepulveda Regarding Decision in the Case Quimby Vs. United States 09/17/10

October 2010

VA SECRETARY ADOPTS 7422 WORK GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS THAT EXPAND TITLE 38 BARGAINING RIGHTS 10/25/10
BARGAINING TALKS FINAL SHINSEKI LETTER OCT 2010
November 2010

Information Received from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 11/16/10

Thanksgiving Day Message 11/23/10

Obama announces two-year federal pay freeze 11/29/10

LARGEST FEDERAL EMPLOYEE UNION DENOUNCES OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL TO FREEZE PAY 11/29/10

Questions from the field, concerning Obama’s Two Year Federal Pay Freeze 11/30/10

December 2010

More information on the Pay Freeze 12/01/10

DEFICIT COMMISSION CUTS TARGET FEDERAL WORKERS, AMERICAN TAXPAYERS 12/01/10

AFGE In the News Pay Freeze 12/01/10

Ratification of the Master Agreement 12/14/10

Extension on MA Ratification Date January 14, 2011 12/15/10

Rolled Over Articles (see attached) 12/15/10

2 More Additional Roll Over Articles 12/15/10

Season’s Greetings 2010

Master Agreement Issues 12/22/10

FAQ’s Now Posted on AFGENVAC Website 12/23/10

Update on FAQs 12/28/10

Changes to the new Master Agreement are now on the website 12/29/10

January 2009

Celebrating the DVA Secretary’s Award 01/09/09

Contract Negotiations in Phoenix, AZ ~ Day 1 and 2 01/13/09

Day 4 in Phoenix, AZ ~ Contract Negotiations 01/15/09

Safety Conference Presidents Briefing ~ Opening 2009 01/29/09

February 2009

SATURDAY PREMIUM PAY UPDATE 02/09/09

Announcing a New Eldercare Benefit 02/09/09

Days 1 ~ 3 in West Palm Beach, FL ~ Contract Negotiations 02/25/09

February 27 Last Day of Contract Negotiations in West Palm Beach, FL 02/27/09

March 2009

Master Agreement Training in Durham, NC 03/06/09

Meeting with new Secretary of Veterans Affairs 03/12/09

Days 1 ~ 2 in Birmingham, AL ~ Contract Negotiations 03/17/09

Final Day of Contract Negotiations in Birmingham, AL 03/20/09

April 2009

Days 1 ~ 2 in San Francisco, CA ~ Contract Negotiations 04/21/09

Last Day of Contract Negotiations in San Francisco, CA 04/24/09

With saddened heart… 04/28/09

May 2009

Contract Negotiations in Little Rock, AR ~ Day 1 and 2 05/19/09

Memorial Day Message 05/20/09

Contract Negotiations in Little Rock, AR ~ Final Day 052109

June 2009

Contract Negotiations (Day 1 & 2) in Indianapolis, IN 06/16/09

4th of July Message 06/30/09

July 2009

Contract Negotiations (Day 1 & 2) in Kansas City, MO 07/14/09

AFGE NVAC Meeting on Sunday, August 23, 2009 07/21/09

Last Day ~Session 2~ Contract Negotiations Kansas City, MO 07/31/09

August 2009

Contract Negotiations week in Salem, Virginia 08/12/09

DRAFT ~ Obama Executive Order 08/17/09

VA Telework Policies Update (VBA) 08/17/09

Attached is a very important Decision on 7422 08/31/09

September 2009

Firefighters Uniform Allowance 09/01/09

Labor Day Message 09/02/09

Day 1 Contract Negotiations in Pittsburgh, PA 09/14/09

Contract Negotiations in Pittsburgh, PA (Day 3) 09/16/09

October 2009

VABackpay.com ~ Very Important Information 10/14/09

Contract Negotiations in West Palm Beach, Florida ~ Day 1 & 2 10/20/09

VABackpay.com ~ Very Important Information 10/21/09

NVAC Applauds Passage of Historic VA Health Care Funding Reform Legislation 10/22/09

Dallas, TX Joint Training 10/29/09

November 2009

Contract Negotiations in Dallas, Texas ~ Day 1 & 2 11/03/09

Contract Negotiations in Dallas, Texas ~ Day 3 & 4 11/05/09

Contract Negotiations in Dallas, Texas ~ Last Day 11/06/09

Veterans Day 2009

NPSB Training 11/13/09

Contract Negotiations in San Antonio, Texas ~ Day 1 & 2 11/17/09

Labor Union NPSB Training 11/17/09

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

November 30 Labor Union NPSB Training 11/30/09

December 2009

Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services 12/10/09

AFGE’s Response to the Issuance of the Executive Order on Labor-Management Forums, issued by the White House 12/11/09

Last Day ~ Contract Negotiations in Orlando, FL 12/11/09

Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies on 122409 12/14/09

Article On Open Season Wrap-Up 121509

Season Greeting 12/23/09

January 2008

First & Second Day of Contract Negotiations in Columbia, SC 01/29/08

Fourth Day of Contract Negotiations in Columbia, SC 01/31/08

February 2008

First Day of Contract Negotiations in Houston, TX 02/25/08

Day Two of Contract Negotiations in Houston, TX 02/26/08

February 27th and 28th ~ 3rd and 4th Day of Contract Negotiations 02/27/08

Fifth Day of Contract Negotiations Houston, TX 02/29/08

March 2008

Day One of Contract Negotiations in Orlando, FL 03/25/08

Day Two of Contract Negotiations in Orlando, FL 03/26/08

Final Day of Contract Negotiations in Orlando, FL 03/28/08

April 2008

First Day of Contract Negotiations in Miami, Florida 04/21/08

Day of Contract Negotiations in Miami, Florida 04/23/08

Fifth and Final Day of Contract Negotiations in Miami, Florida 04/25/08

May 2008

First Day of Contract Negotiations in Detroit, MI 05/19/08

Second Day of Contract Negotiations in Detroit, MI 05/20/08

Have a Safe Memorial Day 05/21/08

Third Day of Contract Negotiations in Detroit, MI 05/21/08

June 2008

June Sacramento Contract Negotiations ~ Cancelled 07/12/08

July 2008

Have a safe and festive July 4th ! 07/02/08

Second Day of Contract Negotiations in Denver, CO 07/15/08

Flood Assistance – Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Areas 07/08/08

Calling All Military Reservists Reclaim Lost Leave 07/08/08

Last Day of Contract Negotiations in Denver, CO 07/18/08

NVAC Loses Long Time Member 07/29/08

August 2008

First and Second Day of Contract Negotiations in Cleveland, OH 08/12/08

Third Day of Contract Negotiations in Cleveland, OH 08/13/08

Fourth Day of Contract Negotiations in Cleveland, OH 08/14/08

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day 08/28/08

October 2008

Day 1 and 2 of Contract Negotiations in Dallas, Texas 10/21/08

Day 3 of Contract Negotiations in Dallas, Texas 10/22/08

Day 4 of Contract Negotiations in Dallas, TX 10/23/08

Final Day of Contract Negotiations in Dallas, TX 10/24/08

November 2008

Day 1 and 2 of Contract Negotiations in Louisville, KY 11/18/08

Contract Negotiations in Louisville, KY ~ Day 3 11/19/08

Last Day of Contract Negotiations in Louisville, KY 11/21/08

Have a Safe and Festive Thanksgiving 11/21/08

December 2008

Happy Holidays 2008

January 2007

Contract Negotiation Update 01/08/07

Contract Negotiation Update 01/09/07

Contract Negotiation Update 01/10/07

Contract Negotiation Update 01/11/07

Contract Negotiation Update 01/12/07

Febbruary 2007

Contract Negotiation Update 02/12/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Bay Pines 02/13/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Bay Pines 02/15/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Bay Pines ~ 02/16/07

March 2007

Update on the Saturday Premium Pay Decision 03/01/07

Want to do to be an Observer at Contract Negotiations 03/01/07

Settlement Agreement for Official Time at the AFGE Human Rights 03/12/07

Official Time for the Legislative Conference, February 2007 03/12/07

AFGE NVAC Sanctioned Title 38 Email Group 03/15/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Albuquerque, NM. 03/26/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Albuquerque, NM. 03/27/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Albuquerque, NM. 03/29/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Albuquerque, NM. 03/30/07

April 2007

Update on Saturday Pay from Jackie Sims NVAC 04/17/07

Contract Negotiations Update from Boise, ID 04/23/07

More Updates from Boise, ID ~ Day 2 04/25/07

Day 3 ~ Contract Negotiations in Boise, ID 04/26/07

Contract Negotiations in Boise, ID ~ Day 4 04/27/07

Final Day ~ Contract Negotiations in Boise, ID 04/27/07

May 2007
2007 All Employee Survey 05/01/07

NVAC’s Efforts to bring this to the Attention of Congress Has Paid Off!! 05/02/07

7422 Action Alert! 05/03/07

Immediate Release from Congressman Hare 05/05/07

Contract Negotiations Day 1 Reno, NV 05/21/07

Contract Negotiations Day 2 Reno, NV 052207

Contract Negotiations Day 3 Reno, NV 05/23/07

Memorial Day Message 05/24/07

Contract Negotiations Day 4 Reno, NV 05/25/07

June 2007

Contract Negotiations Asheville, NC ~ Day 1 06/26/07

Contract Negotiations Asheville, NC ~ Day 2 06/26/07

Contract Negotiations Asheville, NC ~ Day 3 06/27/07

Contract Negotiations Asheville, NC ~ Day 4 06/28/07

Contract Negotiations Asheville, NC ~ Day 5 06/29/07

July 2007

Contract Negotiations Portland, OR (Negotiations held in Vancouver, WA) Day 1 and Day 2 07/24/07

Contract Negotiations Portland, OR (Negotiations held in Vancouver, WA) Day 3 07/25/07

Contract Negotiations Portland, OR (Negotiations held in Vancouver, WA) Day 4 07/26/07

Contract Negotiations ~ Portland, OR ~072707

August 2007

Day 2 ~ Contract Negotiations in Milwaukee, WI 08/28/07

Labor Day …More than a Day Off! 08/29/07

Day 3 ~ Contract Negotiations in Milwaukee, WI 08/29/07

Day 4 ~ Contract Negotiations in Milwaukee, WI 08/30/07

September 2007

Contract Negotiations in Long Beach, CA ~ Day 1 09/24/07

Contract Negotiations in Long Beach, CA ~ Day 2 09/25/07

3rd Day of Contract Negotiations in Long Beach, CA 09/26/07

Contract Negotiations in Long Beach, CA ~ Day 4 09/27/07

Contract Negotiations in Long Beach, CA ~ Last Day 09/28/07

October 2007

Contract Negotiations in Long Beach, CA ~ Last Day 10/01/07

Official Time for AFGE Convention 10/04/07

Be sure to register with EES for the AFGE NVAC Training Convention 10/11/07

Contract Negotiations in Memphis, TN ~ Day 1 10/22/07

Contract Negotiations in Memphis, TN ~ Day 2 10/23/07

Contract Negotiations in Memphis, TN ~ Day 3 10/24/07

Contract Negotiations in Memphis, TN ~ Day 4 10/25/07

Final Day ~ Contract Negotiations in Memphis, TN 10/26/07

November 2007

2007 Thanksgiving Greetings! 11/21/07

NVAC Elects Officers ~ 2007 11/21/07

Contract Negotiations in Philadelphia, PA ~ Day 1 11/27/07

Day 2 ~ Contract Negotiations in Philadelphia, PA 11/28/07

Contract Negotiations in Philadelphia, PA ~ Day 3 11/29/07

Contract Negotiations in Philadelphia, PA ~ Final Day 11/30/07

December 2007

NVAC Loses a True Unionist and Good Friend 12/04/07

Happy Holidays 2007

January 2006

Implementation date for the 5-Tier Performance Appraisal System and Article 26 012306

NVAC Wins Arbitration Decision

February 2006

IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 26 – PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL 02/09/06

March 2006

Important Information for New Orleans Employees 03/03/06

Additional Information for NO Employees 03/06/06

Organizational Chart for New Orleans in the Future 03/07/06

CLARIFICATION ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 26 03/08/06

April 2006

Urgent Help with Jobs for Family Members 040306

Important Information for New Orleans Employees 040706

Information for New Orleans Employees 042606

Teleconference for New Orleans Employees 042806

May 2006

Important Notice for Current, Retirees, and Separated VA Employees 05/09/06

NVAC/AFGE Approved Surveys and/or Research 05/09/06

NVAC/AFGE Approved Surveys and/or Research 05/15/06

Retirement Calculator 05/17/06

Memorial Day, a day to celebrate, remember, and honor our nations’ veterans 05/26/06

June 2006

Continuing Employment Options for Louisiana HCS Employees 06/19/06

Secretary’s Memo on Safeguarding Protected Data 06/19/06

Contract Negotiation Update 06/2/606

Contract Negotiation Update 06/28/06

Best Wishes For A Safe and Enjoyable 4th Of July! 06/29/06

July 2006

Message to Unions 07/18/06

Contract Negotiation Update 07/24/06

Contract Negotiation Update 07/25/06

Contract Negotiation Update 07/26/06

Contract Negotiation Update 07/27/06

Contract Negotiation Update 07/28/06

August 2006

Saturday Premium Pay Update 08/16/06

Contract Negotiation Update 08/21/06

Contract Negotiation Update 08/22/06

Contract Negotiation Update 08/23/06

Contract Negotiation Update 08/24/06

Contract Negotiation Update 08/25/06

Labor Day 2006 08/31/06

Moving Ahead- GovExec.com 08/31/06

September 2006

VHA Nurse Recruitment and Retention Survey 09/06/06

Contract Negotiation Update September 18, 2006 09/1/806

Contract Negotiations in San Francisco, CA 09/20/06

Contract Negotiation Update September 21, 2006 09/21/06

Contract Negotiation Update September 22, 2006 09/22/06

October 2006

Board Redefines Rules for Union Exemption 10/04/06

AFGE Analysis of NLRB Oakwood Decision

Contract Negotiation Update October 30, 2006 10/30/06

November 2006

Contract Negotiation Update ~ November 1, 2006 11/01/06

Contract Negotiation Update ~ November 2, 2006 11/02/06

Contract Negotiation Update ~ November 3, 2006 11/03/06

LET US REMEMBER AND HONOR OUR VETERANS!! 11/08/06

Tentative Dates and Locations for Contract Negotiations 11/21/06

Thanksgiving Day Message 11/21/06

December 2006

Holiday Greetings 2006

Biomedical Engineering Technicians Survey 12/20/06

January 2005

Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel Roster 01/05/05

More systems to base pay on performance 01/04/05

Voluntary Early Retirement Authority 01/05/05

Area House Members Implore Bush to Support Pay Parity 01/25/05

Who’s Who of Key Players for VA in the House of Representatives 01/26/05

Development of a communication channel for VBA issues 01/27/05

February 2005

VA funding in new Appropriations Committee 021005

National VA Council Web site 021005

March 2005

Larney Werth’s Obituary 030905

NVAC Website Update 031505

War Supplemental and VA funding update 031605

AFGE Military Leave case 032805

April 2005

Gathering of Information 04/08/05

Oklahoma City, 10 Years Later 04/14/05

SATURDAY PREMIUM PAY UPDATE 04/15/05

Linda Bennett to join Lane Evans and the House Veterans Affairs Committee 04/22/05

Physician Pay and Retirement Update 04/28/05

GSA raises per diem rate in 17 cities 04/29/05

May 2005

Going before the FLRA 05/03/05

Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin sworn in 05/06/05

Memorial Day – Never Forget

June 2005

Mid-Term Bargaining 06/22/05

VA plans to consolidate support services more than 36,000 employees affected 06/20/05

Best wishes for a memorable Fourth of July! 06/30/05

July 2005

An Open Letter of Gratitude 07/21/05

NVAC Loses a Valued Member 07/22/05

Edith Pritchett Arrangements 07/25/05

August 2005

Cell Phone for Soldiers Program 08/24/05

Update on Hurricane Katrina 08/30/05

September 2005

Have a safe Labor Day 09/01/05

Second update on Hurricane Katrina 09/01/05

Additional Help Information on Hurricane Katrina 09/02/05

Another Update on Hurricane Katrina 09/02/05

Hurricane Katrina Update 09/06/05

Pay, Leave, and Veteran’s Benefits Related to Hurricane Katrina 09/06/05

EVANS INTRODUCES HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION TO ASSIST VETERANS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA 09/08/05

Links Related to Katrina 09/12/05

VA Creates Procedures for Benefits in Wake of Hurricane Katrina 09/14/05

Proposed bill could bring pay parity to federal law officers 09/14/05

Hurricane Relief Teams – Police Officers 09/27/05

Katrina Update Gift Card Distribution 09/27/05

October 2005

Update on Ratification 10/04/05

Please remember 10/05/05

Further information 10/06/05

Possible Fraud 10/07/05

Reminder Cell Phone for Soldiers Kick Off Day 10/11/05

After the Storm 10/12/05

Tell Us About Katrina Tell us your stories 10/17/05

Hazardous Pay 10/24/05

AFGE Reacts to Law Enforcement Concept Paper 10/27/05

Just When You Thought It Was Safe!–New Move in Senate to Freeze Feds’ 2006 Raise 10/31/05

November 2005

Republican Senators Propose Pay Freeze to Offset Katrina Costs

Honoring Our Veterans 11/09/05

Happy Thanksgiving 11/22/05

FEDERAL AGENCIES MEET FINANCIAL REPORTING DEADLINE 11/22/05

December 2005

UNIFORM RIBBON AND LAPEL PIN 12/06/05

Holiday Greeting 2005

Arbitrator Upholds Local Union Rights on Shifts, Work Assignments 12/29/05

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