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The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the President to "consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans."

This forum also includes the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Perhaps you are working for the VA or interested in working for the VA. Here is a forum to share your experience with the VA.

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morick  
#1 Posted : Monday, February 14, 2022 10:37:32 AM(UTC)
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I have a question as it relates to accountability between the Veterans Affairs agency and bargaining union employees (BUE) within a department with the VA. If a department of BUEs is refusing to do a job that they and the agency had agreed upon years ago via a contract, who or what within the VA agency is responsible for holding the BUEs accountable? Does that fall on a specific entity within an individual VA institution or does that fall on a regional entity within the VA (i.e. the VISN (Veterans Integrated Services Networks))? What steps need to be taken to hold the BUEs accountable for breaking contract (job audit, contract renegotiation, union involvement, etc.)?
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#2 Posted : Monday, February 14, 2022 1:57:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: morick Go to Quoted Post
I have a question as it relates to accountability between the Veterans Affairs agency and bargaining union employees (BUE) within a department with the VA. If a department of BUEs is refusing to do a job that they and the agency had agreed upon years ago via a contract, who or what within the VA agency is responsible for holding the BUEs accountable? Does that fall on a specific entity within an individual VA institution or does that fall on a regional entity within the VA (i.e. the VISN (Veterans Integrated Services Networks))? What steps need to be taken to hold the BUEs accountable for breaking contract (job audit, contract renegotiation, union involvement, etc.)?
The supervisor(s) and Labor Relations Officer/Employee Relations Officer can begin the conduct/performance adverse actions on the employees who are refusing to do their jobs. If the union supports the employees in direct conflict with the contract negotiated with the agency, the agency can go to the FLRA to request action and sanctions against the union. If the union is not supporting the employees (because they are violating the contract), then the employees can be suspended and/or removed for failing/refusing to do their job.

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morick on 2/16/2022(UTC)
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