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Referred in Senate (01/04/2017)

1st Session
H. R. 27


January 4, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain a copy of any reprimand or admonishment received by an employee of the Department in the permanent record of the employee.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act”.

SEC. 2. Retention of records of reprimands and admonishments received by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) In general.—Chapter 7 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 719. Record of reprimands and admonishments

“If any employee of the Department receives a reprimand or admonishment, the Secretary shall retain a copy of such reprimand or admonishment in the permanent record of the employee as long as the employee is employed by the Department.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

“719. Record of reprimands and admonishments.”.

Passed the House of Representatives January 3, 2017.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   

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