All Information (Except Text) for S.1325 - Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 06/08/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/11/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-320. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017
Actions Overview (1)
|06/08/2017||Introduced in Senate|
06/08/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|07/11/2017||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-320.|
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
|06/08/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
Action By: Senate
07/11/2017 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-320.
06/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
|Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]*||06/08/2017|
|Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]*||06/08/2017|
|Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]*||06/08/2017|
|Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]*||06/08/2017|
|Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]*||06/08/2017|
|Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]||07/10/2017|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Veterans' Affairs||06/08/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Congressional oversight
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Employee hiring
- Employee performance
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal officials
- First responders and emergency personnel
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Health facilities and institutions
- Health personnel
- Higher education
- Law enforcement officers
- Licensing and registrations
- Medical education
- Mental health
- Public-private cooperation
- Temporary and part-time employment
- Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
- Veterans' medical care
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (06/08/2017)
Better Workforce for Veterans Act of 2017
This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to appoint qualified graduates and post-secondary students to competitive service positions without regard to certain federal civil service employment and retention provisions.
The VA shall allow for excepted service appointments of qualifying students and recent graduates leading to career or career conditional employment.
The VA may appoint: (1) highly qualified candidates without regard to competitive service provisions if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) determines that the VA has a severe shortage of highly qualified candidates, and (2) former highly qualified federal employees to high-demand VA positions without regard to such provisions.
The VA shall: (1) develop a resume-based application method for senior executive appointments comparable to the OPM resume-based application method; (2) establish a single database that lists each vacant position that is critical to the VA's mission, difficult to fill, or both; (3) measure and collect specified information on hiring effectiveness; (4) develop a standardized VA exit survey; (5) publish information on VA nurse staffing levels; (6) develop a tool for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) human resources employees to assess their knowledge relating to how certain VA health care providers are treated differently than other VA employees; (7) include mental health professionals and marriage and family therapists in the VA education and training program; and (8) provide VHA human resources professionals with employee recruitment and retention training.
The VA and the Surgeon General shall enter into a memorandum of understanding for the assignment of at least 500 commissioned officers of the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service to the VA.
The bill revises provisions regarding: (1) pay for medical center and veterans integrated service network directors, (2) the hiring preference service requirement, and (3) VA reductions in force.