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Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate paper licenses- Waste of money

Currently for credentialing and privileging purposes, all licenses must be verified before completing an application which is usually done online as primary source verification which is acceptable by the Joint Commission. Then within 5 days a written license request has to be mailed. Usually the state licensing boards require a fee, some as high as $50 per license verification. And our office has never gained any additional... more »

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Combining EQIP and VetPro

Currently, there are two separate systems in which new employees who are also practitioners have to enter all of their history and credentials. VetPro is the Credentialing and Privileging database and EQuip is the Human Resources/Background Screening database. Inputing the same information into both systems is a lot of double work and it would make it easier for new employees if both of these systems worked together or... more »

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One Background Screening System

Currently there are multiple background screening systems. A paid employee goes through the EQUIP sytem and gets a NACI, a WOC employee would get at SAC, and contract employees have to do their system through Little Rock. Employees do not know what their status is and may complete the wrong background screening and then they have to go through the system all over again. By eliminating the multiple background screening... more »

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Volunteer Time Off- No loss in Benefits,FTE Status, or TIG

Local County Governments already use this type of program and it has saved many jobs and reductions in force. In a VTO program, you can trade the government back 1%, 2%,3%,4% 5%,10%,15% or 20% of your pay to get the equivalent days or hours off. Allows for flexible hours, more vacation, or shorter days/weeks. Program does not impact your FTE status, retirement or benefits. This program will save millions during a normal... more »

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Interview Job Candidates Before You Hire Them!

Even in a tough Job Market, the VA has seen a tremendous turnover of new hires, with many leaving within 6 months of being hired. That means people are quiting very high paying jobs while the unemployment rate is over 9 percent. This indicates there is a problem with how we attract, recruit, and retain talent.

Most of the time the VA does not take the time to actually interview candidates to see if they were a good... more »

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