Serial No. 115-7: Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality Providers, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 22, 2017   [open pdf - 675KB]

This is the March 22, 2017 hearing on "Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] to Recruit and Retain Quality Providers" held before the House Subcommittee on Health. From the opening statement of Brad Wenstrup: "The Commission on Care summed it up best in their final report last year when the commissioners noted that VHA [Veterans Health Administration] suffers from staffing shortages and vacancies at every level of the organization and across numerous critical positions. It lacks competitive pay to aid recruitment and retention of highly specialized positions and utilizes inflexible hiring processes, a talent management approach from the last century, and a confusing mix of personnel authorities and position standards. Together, these findings are to say the very least troubling. They clearly indicate a need for much further action to improve VA's ability to recruit and retain high performing staff and ensure that skilled candidates for open positions are quickly identified, successfully recruited, and swiftly hired." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Goldenkoff, Debra A. Draper, Max Stier, Louis J. Celli Jr., Steve Young, and Paula Molloy.

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