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No Clear Plan to Fill More Than 45,000 Job Vacancies at VA

The Department of Veterans released eye-opening figures over the weekend showing that the VA had more than 45,000 full-time job vacancies -- thousands more than had previously been reported. Under the new quarterly reporting requirements of the VA Mission Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in June, the VA said that as of June 30 there were "45,239 overall vacancies at the department, out of a total of 419,353 full-time authorized and budgeted positions." Previous estimates on job vacancies at the VA had put the total at about 35,000. The vast majority of the vacancies were on the healthcare side of the department at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), where there were 40,456 vacancies out of a total of 375,953 full-time, authorized and budgeted VHA positions, the VA said. In addition, there were about 1,978 vacancies in the Veterans Benefits Administratio...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/09/04/no-clear-p...

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