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Stellar, Retired after 33 year Career

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Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working for the United States Excellent Benefits and Salary

Cons

Very few can"t pick your co-workers

Advice to Management

Great job serving Veteran however we can do more.

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  1. Registered nurse case manager

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working with veterans. It provides me great joy to help them. I find that co-workers are professional and supportive.

    Cons

    To many chiefs to respond too.

  2. out patient clinic rn w/med surg, home health, hospice, case mgmt, admin exp

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stability of perm status after 2 year probation, work m-f 8 to 4:30, no overtime allowed, no on call rotation, all holidays off, generous vacation (16 hours) per month, sick leave 8 hours per month, va values education. they will reimburse some education costs, offer 401k with matching up to 5%, can transfer to another va location and retain accrued vacation, satisfaction of working with our veterans (very rewarding aspect of the job), daily have a dramatic effect on vets health and their lives,

    Cons

    2 year probation, loss of annual cost of living pay adjustments, infrequent (every 2 years) meager ($200/month) step increases, no advancement without a masters degree, very low ceiling before maxed out in your job category. example, hired as a rn with a bsn and 13 years of exp. would come in as a nurse II, step 7, every 2 years go up one step. there are only 12 steps. in order to get more salary increases, must have a masters degree

    Advice to Management

    return yearly cost of living increases, nurse step increases yearly, eliminate step ceiling of 12 steps, increase 401k matching percentage, RN retirement package seperate from other clerical package, more like provider benefit, reward longevity with permanent pay increases to encourage retention, increase bonus, so it conveys reward and appreciation rather than feel like an insult, return pay increases for specialized certifications, retain current pay level, regardless of where nurse transfers to, as kaiser increases their rn pay scale, automatically increase va rn pay scale immediately to enhance retention, remember the rn shortage will continue to get worse, do what you must to keep your current staff, SPEED UP HIRING PROCESS, as your nursing pool ages, consider allowing part time positions rather than working full time or retire

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