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Department of Veterans Affairs

One password for every system

In the VA, every employee has access to at least 2 computer systems requiring separate unique passwords that must be changed frequently. These include a general log-on to access a computer terminal, VISTA (where vacation and sick leave must be entered), the Talent Management System (for required training at least annually). Additional systems include the travel management system, CPRS, VINCI, etc. If we could just... more »

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1 computer system - VA ONE Processing System

When I began working for VA over 20 yrs ago we operated out of computer system under the (BDN) Benefits Delivery Network. This system was tied into all parts of VA. The main part we used was to pay deserving veterans benefits for their lost wages due to a slightly to completely debilitating disability. This disability being due to their service for their country. This system was in the DOS format and slightly cumbersome... more »

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Electronic FOIA

Since we are already preparing the Veterans “Claim files” for copying when requested, why not scan the file instead. Scanned files can be put into virtual temporary folders then saved as a PDF on CD’s. The 2 directions you can use this is once the files has been scanned you can keep 1 disk in a protective envelope with the date scanned to keep in the “C-file”. File the CD down in date order for future use when d1bc... more »

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Building on Omnibus

VA benefits are currently paid based on the date of claim. Although there are different laws governing entitlement dates, most of the time benefits are paid based on the date that a claim was received, at least for original claims. For instance, if a claim is received June 15, 2011, the payment date will be July 1, 2011. Therefore, when the claim is finnally decided and a payment is going to be made, July 1, 2011 would... more »

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Eliminate Paper Checks and Require Direct Deposit or Debit Card

Currently, a VA beneficiary's benefits will be suspended if a paper check is returned to us or if pertinent mail is returned due to an invalid address. At this time, I think elimnating paper notification is not prudent because a lot of the beneficiaries may not have the ability to access emails for electronic notification.

Therefore, eliminating paper checks would be a better way to cut down on mailing costs, fraud,... more »

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