Senate Bill 1094
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-41 on Jun 23, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 11, 2017
Latest Action
Jun 23, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1094
Congress
115
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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Passed
June 6, 2017
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
Summary

Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

This bill establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, to be headed by the Assistant Secretary for Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.

The VA shall develop criteria to promote supervisory protection of whistle-blowers and provide supervisors with related training.

The bill revises VA authority to remove certain employees or senior executives for reasons of misconduct or performance, including by permitting such individuals to be demoted or suspended.

The VA: (1) shall reduce the federal annuity of a removed individual who is convicted of a felony that influenced his or her performance while employed in such position, and (2) may reduce the federal annuity of a retired individual who was convicted of such a felony but who left the VA before final action was taken.

The VA may recoup an award, a bonus, or relocation expenses paid to an employee under specified circumstances.

The VA may directly appoint medical center directors and Veterans Integrated Service Network directors.

The bill revises time periods for adverse action reviews with respect to physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, registered nurses, physician assistants, and expanded-function dental auxiliaries.

The VA shall: (1) assess the effect of the enactment of this bill on the hiring, promotion, retention, and productivity of individuals in senior executive positions; and (2) collect information on the outcomes and effectiveness of disciplinary actions carried out during the three-year period ending on the date of enactment of this bill.

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Created
May 12, 2017 12:26:38 AM
Updated
May 4, 2021 5:04:47 AM