Federal News Network: VA makes ‘full court press’ on recruiting, retaining staff with new workforce incentives

The Department of Veterans Affairs, facing an increased workload as more veterans seek VA health care and benefits, is prepared to significantly staff up under the Biden administration’s fiscal 2024 budget request.

The VA in its fiscal 2024 budget request is looking to grow its workforce to 453,834 employees — a more than 4.5% increase from current staffing levels…

While Congress has yet to consider an actual spending plan for the next fiscal year, the VA is acting now on hiring and retention incentives contained in the PACT Act to grow its health care and benefits workforce.

VA Chief Financial Officer Jon Rychalski told reporters Thursday that the percentage of Veterans Health Administration staff receiving recruitment, retention and relocation incentives have more than doubled this year, compared to last year… Read the full article here.



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