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H.R. 1066 - VA Management Alignment Act of 2017

Sponsor: Derek Kilmer (D)
Introduced: 2017-11-07
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

VA Management Alignment Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report (including recommendations for appropriate legislation) regarding the roles, responsibility, and accountability of elements and individuals of the VA.

In creating such report, the VA shall utilize the results of:

  • the Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Process of the VA established by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014;
  • any study or report by the Commission on Care established by such Act; and
  • other studies or reports, including a report titled "Task Force on Improving Effectiveness of VHA Governance: Report to the VHA Under Secretary for Health," dated February 28, 2015.

The VA shall also specify clearly delineated roles and responsibilities to optimize the organizational effectiveness and accountability of each:

  • Administration, staff office, or staff organization and each subordinate organization thereof; and
  • key leader of the VA in relation to any Administration, staff office, or staff organization, Veteran Integrated Service Network, or medical facility.

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1066


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 7, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


AN ACT

    To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report regarding the organizational structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “VA Management Alignment Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Report on the organizational structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) Report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report (including recommendations for legislation the Secretary considers appropriate) regarding the roles, responsibility, and accountability of elements and individuals of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(b) Matters included.—In creating the report under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—

(1) utilize the results of—

(A) the Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Process of the Department of Veterans Affairs established by section 201 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–146);

(B) any study or report by the Commission on Care established by section 202 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–146); and

(C) other studies or reports, including a report titled “Task Force on Improving Effectiveness of VHA Governance: Report to the VHA Under Secretary for Health”, dated February 28, 2015; and

(2) specify clearly delineated roles and responsibilities to optimize the organizational effectiveness and accountability of each—

(A) Administration, staff office, or staff organization;

(B) subordinate organization of each Administration, staff office, or staff organization; and

(C) key leader of the Department in relation to any Administration, staff office, or staff organization, Veteran Integrated Service Network, or medical facility.

(c) Definition.—In this Act, the term “key leader of the Department” includes—

(1) the Secretary;

(2) the Deputy Secretary;

(3) each Under Secretary;

(4) each Assistant Secretary;

(5) each Deputy Assistant Secretary;

(6) the Chief Financial Officer;

(7) the Chief Information Officer;

(8) the General Counsel;

(9) the Inspector General;

(10) the Director of Construction and Facilities Management;

(11) the Chief of Staff;

(12) the Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals;

(13) the Vice Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals;

(14) the Director of each Veterans Integrated Service Network; and

(15) the Director of each medical facility.

Passed the House of Representatives November 6, 2017.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk

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