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bam987  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6:06:53 PM(UTC)
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Long story short, took a job with the VA as a medical provider and am about 4 months in. The location I am in is not good for me mentally. How soon can I transfer to another location?
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What sort of appointment / hire is this?
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:03:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: bam987 Go to Quoted Post
How soon can I transfer to another location?
With the explicit proviso that this is based on general experience with govt HR and not the VA in particular, I suspect it will be difficult for you to change jobs, even staying at the same location, in under 12 months.

There are always exceptions but I'll bet that is the standard policy.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:43:36 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: someoldguy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: bam987 Go to Quoted Post
How soon can I transfer to another location?
With the explicit proviso that this is based on general experience with govt HR and not the VA in particular, I suspect it will be difficult for you to change jobs, even staying at the same location, in under 12 months.

There are always exceptions but I'll bet that is the standard policy.



In VA medical providers have different rules around types of job hires they an get.

Some have recruitment bonuses sone don’t or hired under specialprobrams that carry service requirements.
Some are classified like term or grant fu Dec jobs s permanent.
Some are joint funded thru university

Medical providers have few options outside of VA because of how the VA pay system is structured. They get special pay bands that put them at higher pay than what they coukd get working in DOD or Indian health.

Navy Bubblehead  
#5 Posted : Monday, July 18, 2022 6:12:39 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: bam987 Go to Quoted Post
Long story short, took a job with the VA as a medical provider and am about 4 months in. The location I am in is not good for me mentally. How soon can I transfer to another location?


What makes you think another VA location is going to better for you mentally?
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#6 Posted : Monday, July 18, 2022 8:45:37 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Navy Bubblehead Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: bam987 Go to Quoted Post
Long story short, took a job with the VA as a medical provider and am about 4 months in. The location I am in is not good for me mentally. How soon can I transfer to another location?


What makes you think another VA location is going to better for you mentally?


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