US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Nursing Management top heavy, once black-balled, forever black-balled, policies and procedures NOT followed by admin

Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Haven, CT
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Haven, CT

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

Pros

Taking care of our veterans and their families.

Cons

Management protects management....even when their own policies and procedures are not followed. Excessive amount of favoritism shown by nursing management. When a mistake is made by a nurse, instead of acting like a "high reliability"institution that we are told we are, the nurse's mistake is sent to human resources for review and punishment. It is not used to educate, simply punish.....especially if you are on their "list".. If you are acting like a pt advocate should, and you reveal an "issue" that you report, you better believe you will pay dearly in some way...... Of course they will NEVER be found guilty of retaliation....It will just be a coincidence that after you revealed the issue, you have been detailed to a tiny CBOC for the rest of your VA career.......

Advice to ManagementAdvice

WE NEED A COMPLETE CHANGE OVER IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION......

Doesn't Recommend

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    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Veterns Claims Examiner in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Veterns Claims Examiner in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Job security, government benefits, helping Veterans, usually able to stick to 40 hours and then forget about work so work/life balance is good, salary is decent.

    Cons

    Job experience and training for many of the positions doesn't translate into anything useful for jobs outside of VA. The government seems to enjoy doing things the hard way - red tape! Retention of bad employees is a big issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more willing to discard dead weight employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Laid back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Voucher Examiner in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Voucher Examiner in Denver, CO

    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, easy requirements and job, easy to take leave, overtime..telework..a lot of veterans working there..

    Cons

    Can feel stuck in position, office politics, "senior coworkers," job is too easy, hard to move elsewhere unless working on college,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees better informed, stop depending on the same supervisor to "pass" info. Improve morale, increase telework opportunities, stop random schedule changes, work on weather announcements..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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