Department of Veterans Affairs

"Paths to Success" in federal service.

"Paths to Success" in federal service. Providing service connected disabled veterans with the skills needed to transform government through service once again. Identify current and future Human Capital needs within VA and other federal agencies and align Vocational Rehabilitation training options for service connected disabled veterans with those current and future needs by creating specific training "Paths to Success" ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Annual Pre-Certified Job Fair for New Graduates

Federal agencies should be able to participate in an annual job fair, where they are able to choose among pre-certified recent graduates of undergraduate and graduate programs. This idea addresses several problems: 1) The broken Federal hiring process. This will reduce the amount of time it takes to bring new hires on for entry-level jobs in the government (currently months and months), saving costs from postings and ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation through the Economy Act

The Federal Government funds substantial amounts for renovation, minor improvements, and other types of construction services in its facilities. The Economy Act, 31 USC 1535, and FAR Section 17 authorize Interagency Acquisitions by which government agencies can purchase goods or services from other Federal agencies or from within the same agency. Much of this work could be performed by Veterans in the Compensated Work ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Use Closed-Circuit TV Programming to Provide Health Education to Veterans in VA Clinic Waiting Areas

VA clinics should consider using educational programming through closed-circuit TV in waiting rooms to promote healthy lifestyle changes in Veterans and to Inform Veterans about VA Benefits. VA can provide educational programming through closed-circuit TV in all VA Clinic waiting rooms to provide health education, increase health literacy, and to inform Veterans about VA Benefits. Topics should include but not limited ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Use Closed-Circuit TV Programming to Provide Health Education to Veterans in VA Clinic Waiting Areas

VA clinics should consider using educational programming through closed-circuit TV in waiting rooms to promote healthy lifestyle changes in Veterans and to Inform Veterans about VA Benefits. VA can provide educational programming through closed-circuit TV in all VA Clinic waiting rooms to provide health education, increase health literacy, and to inform Veterans about VA Benefits. Topics should include but not limited ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Proper care for Veterans

Insist upon minimum staffing numbers for the V.A. hospitals. There are Mental Health doctors that have 350 patients or more, and they are supposed to see them once a month. This is not conducive to good healthcare for veterans, and providing good healthcare would eventually decrease cost, wait times, decrease patient and employee stress. It would be cost benificial in the long run because veterans would have an actual ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Link VONAPP to Forms Page

I suggest VA has a web page for veterans and claimants to access forms. VA also has a web page to submit forms online. I suggest a link on the web page where the forms are listed for printing to the web page where the forms can be submitted online. This would save processing time involved with paper forms. This would also move VA toward the goal of paperless claims processing. Online forms are more efficient because ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Create Department of Volunteer Service - Solves Problems While Saving Millions

We need a national clarion call to mobilize volunteerism to solve our nation’s most challenging problems and to maximize our citizenry engagement – whether the challenges are local, regional, national or international. We can do this without adding to the national debt and in fact can create immediate cost savings without reinventing the wheel – we do so by calling a new generation of Americans and all generations to ...more »

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Judicial Branch

Require Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans First!

A lot of Veterans returning from the war face huge barriers gaining employment. Veterans wanting a career in Law Enforcement are are no different. Returning Veterans would make perfect Law Enforcement Officers. They know how to following orders, they are highly trained, and excel at being team players. They have exceptional skill at protecting themselves and others. Although it is true that Veterans do receive some ...more »

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Access Board

Reduce Discrimination complaints

Utilize existing subject matter experts (Employees with Disabilities, especially Disabled Veterans) to perform accessibility surveys at ALL of our offices and meeting locations to determine if the facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Draft a transition plan to correct deficiencies utilizing maintenance dollars. This will help reduce EEO Complaints and Program Delivery Complaints.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Need Clothing

I suggest that the Department of Homeland Security and its uniformed agency’s implement a Department wide program to transfer obsolete and excess uniform clothing to the Department of Veteran Affairs for transfer to VA Medical Centers nationwide. At our Agency, we have transferred thousands of units of obsolete, excess and good condition used clothing to VA Medical Centers nationwide. This transfer program has helped ...more »

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Japan-United States Friendship Commission

Remember Bataan Veterans

For a small fee and NOT FOR FREE, remember Bataan Veterans, Philipino, American, and Japanese (since they suffered with, though not as badly as, the POW's they took) by taking people on guided tours and crusies following the Bataan Death March and the hell ships' routes.

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