31 Jan '17, 10pm

DAV, VFW, PVA urge President Trump to exempt entire Department of Veterans Affairs from hiring freeze

DAV, VFW, PVA urge President Trump to exempt entire Department of Veterans Affairs from hiring freeze

As you know, the past few years have been a challenging time for VA, both for its health care and benefits systems. However, as a result of significant Congressional oversight, enactment of new legislation and internal VA transformation, there has been a marked increase in both the quality and timeliness of VA health care and benefits. As these reforms have taken hold, the number of veterans, family members and survivors seeking access has increased. In order to keep up with the rising demand, Congress infused VA with new resources to fill thousands of open positions as well as expand staff to meet critical needs of veterans in areas such as mental health, homelessness, claims and appeals processing. While we are encouraged by the recent news that most clinical positions have been exempted from the hiring freeze, many of non-clinical but nonetheless critical VA positions w...

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