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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

VA Acquisition Workforce Improvement and Streamlining Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve the hiring, training, and efficiency of acquisition personnel and organizations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/10/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
07/10/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/10/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/10/2017Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/10/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1]* 07/10/2017
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 07/10/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 08/01/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs07/10/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity07/10/2017 Referred to
House Appropriations07/10/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/10/2017)

VA Acquisition Workforce Improvement and Streamlining Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement certain training curricula and certification programs for specified logistics, construction, or facilities management employees of VA or the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

The VA may develop: (1) curricula in a manner that provides such training in person, over a website, or by another federal agency; and (2) certification programs in a manner that uses either one level of certification or more than one level as appropriate for different grades of the General Schedule.

The VA shall prioritize the use of acquisition internship programs to hire employees in entry-level, acquisition positions.

The VA shall develop a plan to reduce duplication and increase efficiencies of the VA's acquisition functions in a manner that achieves cost savings necessary to carry out such training, certification, and acquisition internship programs. The VA shall determine whether to: (1) consolidate or abolish certain service area and program contacting activity offices and transfer their functions to certain other VA or VHA facilities; and (2) consolidate specified functions of the VA's Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction and the VHA's Procurement and Logistics Office into one such office.