NAGE Dept. of VA Resources
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DO NOT CONTACT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON OFFICIAL DUTY TIME, USING A GOVERNMENT PHONE, ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, OR USING GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT INCLUDING GOVERNMENT EMAIL ADDRESSES.
The House will be considering anti-VA employee bill, the Veterans, Employees, Taxpayers, Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 1461) which will:
Click to read NAGE National President David J. Holway's letter to the House opposing H.R. 1461
Tell Your Congressperson to vote NO to H.R. 1461
- Places a cap on official time use by any local union official employed by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as low as 25 percent, unless a waiver is granted by the Secretary;
- Prohibits any local union official who earns more than $100,000.000 annually from using any official time, unless a waiver is granted by the Secretary;
- Forbids local union officials from contacting members of Congress while on official time, even if the contact is in regard to whistleblowing protection; and
- Extends the probationary period of new hires at the VA from 12 to 24 months.