EES Team Creates Critical Capability for VA Staff to Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation - Employee Education System
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EES Team Creates Critical Capability for VA Staff to Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation


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In July, President Biden proclaimed that all Federal employees would require the COVID-19 vaccination or otherwise comply with COVID-19 precautions, creating the need for VA to implement a way for staff to attest to their vaccination status. This created a challenge for VA, since there is no personnel system that touches all employees, contractors, interns, volunteers, etc., in order to collect the attestations.

The VHA Office of Healthcare Transformation reached out to the Employee Education System (EES)’s Client Services Division for support in using the VA’s internal learning management platform as a possible repository for vaccination attestations. With VA leadership approval, EES established an ad hoc integrated process team to determine how best to support the Human Capital Services Center (HCSC) in this endeavor.  

Due to EES support of the design, development, testing and implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination attestation, VA was able to launch over 416,000 assignments to VA employees within three days, and more have been assigned since. This attestation data is critical to assist VA in purchasing and/or ordering testing for all employees not fully vaccinated, not vaccinated or those who declined to answer, which helps VA keep Veterans and their families safe from exposure to COVID-19 in its facilities.