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Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Will Require All Employees Be Vaccinated

Rye Catcher

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And you are a judgemental prick.

But most left wingers are.

Statement: "And you are a judgemental prick."

Response: Idiot-gram ^^^; variety Ironic, and it's judgmental, not judgemental.
 

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Prove it!

The article says it only applies to temp hires.
Title 38 employees are temps only.

Here is what the article said exactly:
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Title 38 VA healthcare personnel, including physicians, dentists, registered nurses, and others, will have eight weeks to become fully vaccinated against the disease in compliance with the new policy, the department said in a press release.

"We're mandating vaccines for Title 38 employees because it's the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the delta variant spreads across the country," McDonough said. "Whenever a Veteran or VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to know that we have done everything in our power to protect them from COVID-19. With this mandate, we can once again make — and keep — that fundamental promise."
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But to find out what a Title 38 employee is, you have to look up the VA Handbook:
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4. EXCLUSIONS
a. Officers appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or by the President alone, to positions for which rates of basic compensation may exceed the maximum rate provided in the General Schedule.
b. Employees in the Senior Executive Service.
c. Physicians, dentists, nurses, and other employees in the Veterans Health Administration whose pay is fixed under 38 U.S.C., chapter 74. (See part II of this handbook.)
d. Employees in the Veterans Health Administration appointed under 38 U.S.C., chapter 73.
e. Non-U.S. citizens employed at the VA Regional Office, Manila, Republic of the Philippines, who are paid according to local prevailing wage rates.
f. Temporary employees in the excepted service for which employment is not reasonably expected to exceed 90 days in a 12-month period.
g. Members of the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
h. Members of the Board of Contract Appeals. [Title 38 employees whose performance is appraised using VA Form 3482e.
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So normal VA employees have a fixed pay, so then are exempt from Title 38, by part "c.".

"c. Physicians, dentists, nurses, and other employees in the Veterans Health Administration whose pay is fixed under 38 U.S.C., chapter 74."

So then this only refers to Title 38 employees who do not have a fixed salary, meaning they are contractor or temps.
 

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Just reinforcing what he said. Nice.
He said I wasnt human. Doesnt surprise me, just like reality, his irony was lost on you.
 

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I was at a VA on the 20th and yes, mask were worn..
You seem to be a jack of all trades who hasn’t worked the past 10 Years?
 

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Saving people from themselves, one mandate at a time.



WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will require 115,000 of its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the next two months, making it the first federal agency to mandate that employees be inoculated, government officials said on Monday.

The move comes as concern is growing that the substantial portion of the population that has not been vaccinated is contributing to the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. While it was a sharp departure from the Biden administration’s reluctance to embrace mandates, it was part of a broader shift in which New York City, many hospital chains and some private employers are deciding that the time has come to make being vaccinated a requirement.

“I am doing this because it’s the best way to keep our veterans safe, full stop,” Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, said in a telephone interview on Monday. The department is one of the largest federal employers and is the biggest integrated health care system in the country.

The mandate will apply to workers who are “the most patient-facing,” Mr. McDonough said, including doctors, dentists, registered nurses, physician assistants and some specialists. Beginning on Wednesday, those health care workers will have eight weeks to get fully vaccinated or face penalties including possible removal, he said.

And conservatives can stow the lies about ‘government overreach’ and freedom being ‘violated’ – the courts have held, and the law is clear, that employers can require employees to be vaccinated.
 

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