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- 1 How do I file a grievance as a VA employee?
- 2 How do I file a VA grievance?
- 3 Who can you complain to about the VA?
- 4 Is it worth filing a grievance?
- 5 How do I file a federal employee grievance?
- 6 How do I write a complaint letter to the VA?
- 7 Can I sue the VA for pain and suffering?
- 8 Can you sue the VA for negligence?
- 9 Who governs the VA?
- 10 How do I file a congressional complaint against the VA?
- 11 Is it bad to file a grievance at work?
- 12 What happens when you submit a grievance?
- 13 What can be the outcome of a grievance?
How do I file a grievance as a VA employee?
You need to present a formal grievance in writing through supervisory channels (normally your immediate supervisor) within 10 days after you receive a determination under the informal grievance procedure. You must furnish sufficient information to identify and clarify the reason for the grievance.
How do I file a VA grievance?
Call the VAOIG Hotline toll- free at 800-488-8244, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Wednesday and Friday, or 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, excluding federal holidays. E-mail the VAOIG Hotline by using the web form on their website (see resources).
Who can you complain to about the VA?
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is authorized to investigate complaints regarding VA-accredited individuals, when appropriate. In addition, OGC may also refer matters to other State and Federal law enforcement authorities for possible inquiry.
Is it worth filing a grievance?
You should never file a grievance to get back at your boss or try to punish them. Grievances are not ways of harassing a manager by covering him/her with paperwork. Grievances are a dispute resolution process that you may use when you think the contract has been violated. You can’t file a grievance against a co-worker.
How do I file a federal employee grievance?
Current and former federal employees, including probationary employees, and applicants for federal employment can file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Complaint forms are available on the Web at www.osc.gov. Employees do not need attorneys to file a complaint.
How do I write a complaint letter to the VA?
Write a complaint. Include your name, address and telephone number. If you are filing on behalf of a veteran, widow, widower or dependent, include your personal information as well and how you are related to the complainant. Clearly describe the complaint.
Can I sue the VA for pain and suffering?
If you or a loved one has suffered from the negligence of the VA, you can file a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to receive compensation for pain and suffering and economic loss.
Can you sue the VA for negligence?
You may be able to sue the VA if you have been the victim of medical malpractice. If the negligent health care provider in your case committed malpractice at a VA hospital, the case may be governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
Who governs the VA?
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, a cabinet-level official, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. VA is the federal government’s second largest department after the Department of Defense.
How do I file a congressional complaint against the VA?
Connect with OCLA
- 810 Vermont Avenue, NW. Suite 500. Washington, DC 20420.
- Phone: 202-461-6490. Fax: 202-273-9988.
- Congressional Relations Officers and Liaisons.
Is it bad to file a grievance at work?
Filing a grievance is not appropriate if an employee is taking too much time off or slacking at work since this is not a violation of the contract. An employee may not file a grievance against his or her supervisor if they think they are unprofessional or incompetent.
What happens when you submit a grievance?
A grievance procedure is a formal way for an employee to raise a problem or complaint to their employer. The employee can raise a grievance if: they feel raising it informally has not worked. they do not want it dealt with informally.
What can be the outcome of a grievance?
The employer could decide to uphold the grievance in full, uphold parts of the grievance and reject others, or reject it in full. If the employer upholds the grievance wholly or in part, it should identify action that it will take to resolve the issue.