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VA - 13810 - National Commission on VA Nursing - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Commission on VA NursingAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number13810
Original Establishment Date3/25/2002Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/23/2004Committee URLhttp://www.va.gov/ncvan
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date3/24/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date8/23/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Oyweda
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityPublic Law 107-135Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Moorer
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 107-135Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-273-8176
Effective Date Of Authority*3/25/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-273-9055
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*oyweda.moorer@hq.med.va.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Commission was established in 2002, through Public Law 107-135, and charged to provide advice and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding legislative and organizational policy changes to enhance the recruitment and retention of nurses and other nursing personnel in the Department. The Commission focused on identifying strategies and tactics to assure the readiness and capacity of VA to meet the current and future nursing needs of American's veterans. In putting forth its recommendations, the Commission reviewed the findings from multiple sources and sought to develop visionary changes to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)that, if implemented, will serve to assure that nurses will be available in adequate numbers with the requisite skills for caring for the nation's veterans through the foreseeable future. Further, the Commission believes that if VHA were to implement these recommendations, it will serve as a model for nursing throughout the nation. Through deliberate processes of review, analysis and synthesis, the Commission developed its recommendations in the areas of leadership, professional development, work environment, respect and recognition, fair compensation, technology, and research/innovation. The Comission submitted to the Secretary and Congress its findings and recommendations in its final report on March 18, 2004, including 18 recommendations.
How is membership balanced?*The Commission included 12 members appointed by the Secretary from knowledgeable VA and non-VA experts. Two were representatives of employees (including nurses) of the VA, one a representative of professional associations of nurses of the Department or similar organizations affiliated with the Department of VA health care practitioners, one a nurse from a nursing school affiliated with the VA, two were representatives of veterans and one economist. The remainder were appointed as the Secretary considered appropriate. Geographic, ethnic, gender and advocacy representations were attributes highly valued within the Commission and to the group's topic deliberations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission had two meetings this year. The meetings were designed to generate relevant input from various sources to allow the Commission to meet its mandate in a timely fashion.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission was establised pursuant to Public Law 107-135 and terminated 90 days after the date of submission of its final report.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings were open to the public.
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentEstablished a multidisciplinary task force to develop plans for implementation of recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentRecruitment and retention of nurses.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*18Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*95.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Commission provided advice to Congress and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding legislative and organizational policy changes to enhance the recuitment and retention of nurses and other nursing personnel issues in the Department.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$143,277.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$10,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$11,419.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$9,984.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$8,796.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$1,204.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$184,680.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016214National Commission on VA Nursing2003
 COM-017084National Commission on VA Nursing2002