This bill seeks to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) by changing the way it manages disciplinary records.
The VA, like many institutions, maintains a structure for disciplining its employees. Two of the less-severe punishments (not necessarily firing or suspensions) are admonishments (for “minor misconduct”) and reprimands (for “misconduct”). They’re essentially letters to the employee telling them how they messed up.
Under current law, admonishments stay in an employees’ file for two years, reprimands for three. This bill would keep the reprimand or admonishment on file as long as an employee works for the VA.