Approved 38 U.S.C. § 3683 Waivers - Office of General Counsel
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Approved 38 U.S.C. § 3683 Waivers

38 U.S.C. § 3683 was amended on September 29, 2018. The current version of the law requires VA to take corrective or disciplinary action against employees who have certain connections to for-profit educational institutions. However, if no detriment results in such connections, VA leadership may grant a waiver that allows the employee to avoid corrective or disciplinary action. VA will post approved waivers below within 30 days after approval.

Position Title Station Description FPEI FPEI Connection Start Date Approval Date
COMPLIANCE AUDITOR 534 - Charleston VAMC Conducting and coordinating investigations/audits on reported incidents of non-compliance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) administrative policies and directives. Establishing evaluation and audit techniques to monitor facility compliance with medical center policies and procedures. Serving as a technical advisor on the propriety of statutory, regulatory, and procedural requirements regarding a broad range of medical center related programs and topics. Keller Graduate School Of Management Of Devry University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 10/28/2019 10/17/2019
Nurse Support Specialist 757 - Columbus OPC Provide direct support to the maintenance and operations for infection control, patient safety, and risk management programs at the facility. Responsible for activities such as: completing infection control risk assessments (ICRA), leading Root Cause Analysis (RCA) teams, and coordinating Peer Review activities. Felbry School Of Nursing Salary or wages from the FPEI 9/3/2019 10/16/2019
CPRS Trainer 539 - Cincinnati VAMC I provide CPRS and JLV training for all users of the Electronic Health Record Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 11/25/2019 10/15/2019
Utlization Management (Staff Nurse) 675 - Orlando VAMC Ensure Veterans are receiving the right care in the right setting at the right time. Help to ensure Veterans receive inpatient health care services at the appropriate level of care when that care is needed, and receive only needed health care services at the lowest possible cost. Assess the medical appropriateness of the level of care and services offered to Veterans; help facility leaders make decisions on patient care management and discharge coordination processes; and identify delays in treatment and services. Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 11/26/2018 10/15/2019
Registered Nurse 691 - Greater Los Angeles HCS I work in Purchased Skilled Dept. We process home health orders written by VA Providers. American Career College-Los Angeles Salary or wages from the FPEI 10/28/2019 10/8/2019
PCMHI Therapist 657A5 - Marion, IL VAMC Primary Care Mental Health Integration. Assist in the delivery of immediate and short term evidence based care for primary care patients identified with a variety of emotional and psychiatric problems including depression, anxiety, insomnia, family/relationship problems, etc.     Develop plans to assist in reducing risky health behaviors.  Introduce relaxation techniques such as diaphragmic breathing, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, etc. as a means to reduce emotional stress response.  Collaborates with veteran to identify pleasurable and physical activities to increase behavioral activation along with discussing challenges and barriers that may limit motivation to change. Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 6/24/2019 10/8/2019
Assistant Cemetery Director Baltimore National Cemetery 802- Baltimore National Cemetery Serves as the Assistant Cemetery Director at Baltimore National Cemetery. American Public University System Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 12/2/2019 10/4/2019
Staff RN-Operating Room 675 - Orlando VAMC Circulating Staff Nurse:RN-Operating Room Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 11/24/2019 10/3/2019
Registered Nurse 568 - VA Black Hills HCS Podiatry Nurse Case Manager in Specialty Clinic. Review consults for patient care, manage phone calls, faxes, and emails, handle requests for diabetic or custom shoes/inserts, check patients in for podiatry appointments, take vital signs, document, assess patient needs and relay to doctor, patient education, scan patients for orthotics on Ped Align scanner, reorder orthotics as needed from Ped Align system, manage inventory of specialty podiatry products used by doctors for patient care, assist with wound care, perform wound care. Aspen University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 1/7/2020 9/24/2019
Human Resources Specialist 598 - Central Arkansas Veterans HCS Provide various HR services for the facilily Webster University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 10/28/2019 9/23/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist 657A4 - Poplar Bluff VAMC • Completes social histories and psychosocial assessments for patients. • Develops individualized plan of care or treatment plan for patients. • Conducts individual, group, and family clinical interventions designed to facilitate the identification of co-occurring mental health disorders, and social needs as treatment issues. • Identifies high risk patients and provides case management and therapy services • Provides crisis intervention services to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint. • Arrange referral and placement of patients for treatment, social support, vocational/educational, and other adjunctive services. • Serves on BHIP team and attend weekly meetings, consultations and trainings Walden University Salary or wages from the FPEI 7/23/2019 9/23/2019
Medical Support Assistant 631 - Central Western MA HCS Assist patients’ care by processing record requisitions checking completeness and determining if requested records are for direct patient care of record review. Follow established policy and procedure to securely transfer and receive patient records while also complying with HIPAA regulations. Manage changes to policy and procedure due to updates in regulatory requirements and the VA mission. Ensure timely and accurate record retrieval through collaboration with primary care providers promoting safe patient care. Clarify unclear patient and community care provider requests for medical, personnel, and administrative matters by contacting and working with requestors. Springfield College Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 7/24/2019 9/19/2019
Psychologist 675 - Orlando VAMC From functional statement: -Provides a full range of therapeutic, recovery-oriented, evidence-based interventions. Interventions will be appropriate to an inpatient psychiatric unit population and will be both individually- and milieu-based. -Provides a full range of psychodiagnostic and treatment planning services including clinical interviewing, psychological assessments/screenings, and recovery planning. -Performs diagnostic evaluations for a full range of mental disorders, using the most appropriate psychological techniques in providing quality care. -Consults with MH and other medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues. -Provides treatment recommendations and guidance to staff. -Independently provides psychological services at all levels of complexity and consults with peers and supervisors as appropriate. -Promotes involvement of family/social support systems for patients, when appropriate, as a means and vehicle for sustaining recovery. -Provides recovery-oriented group services on a regular basis. The recovery group will be available for other staff to attend for training purposes in strengths-based and patient-centered principles. -Advocates for patients, ensuring the care patients receive is patient-centered and recovery-oriented. May mediate events involving patients and staff if patients have complaints on the unit, using a patient-centered approach in which the patient feels empowered to make appropriate and healthy choices for their recovery. -Involvement in program evaluation and/or quality improvement activities. -Provides clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training. -Involved in Psychology Training Program. -Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assist in their formulation of the psychological characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients. -Represents psychology on decision-making committees at the program, service or Medical Center level.     -Participates in PI or peer review activities. -Assists in preparation of Action Items, RFP’s and grant proposals, as assigned. -Reviews local and national policies and procedures and current data on recovery-oriented and evidence-based practices for psychosocial rehabilitation. -Attends staff and organizational meetings. QPR Institute Salary or wages from the FPEI 9/16/2019 9/11/2019
Podiatry Resident 541 - Cleveland VAMC Podiatry Resident Managing treatment of patients both clinically and surgically.  J & J Healthcare Institute Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 9/10/2019 9/10/2019
podiatry resident 541 - Cleveland VAMC podiatry resident Johnson & Johnson Institute’s Online Learning Program Gifts from the FPEI 9/9/2019 9/6/2019
Certified Peer Support Specialist 463 - Alaska HCS – Anchorage Certified Peer Support Specialist assigned to the Stations Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) team. Duties involve tasks to assist Veteran's that have experienced a recent episode of homelessness in their efforts to transition into and maintain stable housing. Salary or wages from the FPEI 7/1/2019 8/25/2019
Clinical Nurse Educator 675 - Orlando VAMC Provide education to nurses Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 8/22/2019 8/22/2019
Pharmacist 657 - St Louis VAMC process inpatient and outpatient orders at JB pharmacy; counsel patients on medications American College Of Healthcare Sciences Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 10/28/2019 8/22/2019
Psychologist Program Manager 675 - Orlando VAMC Psychologist - provide psychological services and coordinate the trauma recovery team at the Orlando VA Capella University Salary or wages from the FPEI 7/8/2019 8/19/2019
Senior Social Worker 549 - North Texas HCS Transitional Management program clinical case manager Maryland University of Integrated Health Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 9/1/2019 8/19/2019
care manager/coordinator 506 - Ann Arbor HCS care manager /coordinator schedule procedures and surgery for veterans in plastic surgery service university of Michigan school of nursing Salary or wages from the FPEI 9/1/2019 8/16/2019
RN 675 - Orlando VAMC Intermittent staff nurse in Cardiology service-cath lab and clinic. Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 8/26/2019 8/14/2019
Food service worker 636A6 - Central Iowa HCS Food Service worker, serve food from steam table to veterans on CLC floors, prepare trays for room service orders Des Moines Area Community College Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 12/1/2019 8/12/2019
Supervisory IT Specialist Office of Information and Technology Manages, supervises, oversees and monitors the day to day IT related technical operations and administrative work performed within the section/unit to which assigned. Assists the Division Chief with planning, coordinating, implementing and completing mission related work assigned to the Business Critical Systems section/unit. The work supervised covers VA facilities and customers within the assigned Region. Bryant & Stratton College-Online Salary or wages from the FPEI 8/1/2019 8/12/2019
Chief, Education Service 603 - Louisville VAMC Oversee Education, Medical Media, Medical Library, Veterans Health Education, and onboarding/exiting of Associated Health Trainees. American Public University System Salary or wages from the FPEI 8/5/2019 8/7/2019
Assit. Lab Manager/ Education Coordinator 549 - North Texas HCS Coordinate Clinical Rotations for Medical Laboratory Science and Phlebotomy Students George Washington University Salary or wages from the FPEI 12/1/2018 8/2/2019
Case Manager / License Clinical Social Worker 538 - Chillicothe VAMC Case Manger for the Homeless Program Assist, maintain, and keep homeless Veterans permanently house at Freedom's Path Apartment Complex located at Chillicothe's VAMC campus   Hondros College-Westerville Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 7/8/2019 7/16/2019
Nurse Educator 757 - Columbus OPC Nurse Educator/Informaticist- Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating education programs/activities based on assessed learning needs of staff for clinical and informatics areas. Collaboration with SIM program for development and implementation of SIMS training. Coordinates and facilitates New Nursing Orientation. Serves as a mentor for clinical and administrative staff, consults/collaborates in patient care and research, and educates in both formal and informal situations. Chamberlain University Salary or wages from the FPEI 7/29/2019 7/3/2019
Field Examiner 334- Lincoln Regional Office Primary duty is appointing fiduciaries to safeguard the financial welfare of veterans and beneficiaries. Grand Canyon University Salary or wages from the FPEI 7/22/2019 7/3/2019
Nurse Manager 508 - Atlanta VAMC Nurse Manager of Intensive Care Unit Walden University Salary or wages from the FPEI 10/1/2018 6/26/2019
RN 636A6 - Central Iowa HCS staff nurse caring for veterans University Of Phoenix-Online Campus Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 6/4/2019 6/21/2019
RN 636A6 - Central Iowa HCS Registered Nurse Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 10/12/2018 6/21/2019
RN 636A6 - Central Iowa HCS Registered Nurse in ICU Rocky Mountain University Of Health Professions Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 1/19/2019 6/21/2019
SUPPORT DIVISION DEPUTY DIRECTOR Employee Education System - 10A2B Serves as alter ego to the Support Division Director. Oversight of the VHA Talent Management System, Measurement and Evaluation, Marketing and Communication to VHA staff, Mandatory Employee Training, Interagency Shared Training, and Designated Learning Officers. Grand Canyon University Salary or wages from the FPEI;#Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 8/17/2019 6/14/2019
RN 652 - Richmond VAMC Nursing care Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 8/1/2019 6/12/2019
IT Specialist Office of Information and Technology certify invoices A To Z Computer Office Training Salary or wages from the FPEI 6/4/2019 6/11/2019
Nurse 573 - North Florida/South Georgia HCS Nurse manager for Wound/Ostomy team coordinates patient care with wounds or skin issues. Not related to specific hospital unit. Rasmussen College-Ocala Salary or wages from the FPEI 3/18/2019 6/10/2019
Physical Therapist 405 - White River Junction VAMC Evaluate and treat patients as a staff Physical Therapist. Evidence in Motion Salary or wages from the FPEI 6/10/2019 6/3/2019
clinical psychologist -telehealth team 549 - North Texas HCS Clinical mental health evaluation and treatment of veterans face-to-face and via telehealth Southern Methodist University Salary or wages from the FPEI 8/26/2019 5/23/2019
HUD/VASH Senior Social Worker 549 - North Texas HCS Senior Social Worker for the HUD/VASH Program at the Sam Rayburn Memorial VA Center in Bonham, Texas. Case management and social work services are provided to assist homeless Veterans to obtain and maintain permanent supportive housing. Conducts housing visits to check and assess the mental health and safety of Veterans who have obtained permanent supportive housing. Completes progress notes on home visits and other findings when assessing Veterans mental health/well being. Completes annual psychosocial social work assessments, and assist Veterans to work on their treatment plans in achieving goals. Social Worker carries a case load of 40 or more. Social Worker responsible for updating clinical reminders and required documentation.  Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 5/24/2019 5/22/2019
Staff Nurse 636A6 - Central Iowa HCS Care of patients in the ICU Clarkson College Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 1/18/2019 5/8/2019
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist 642 - Philadelphia VAMC Currently a Clinical Pharmacist specialist, duties include the following -Providing drug information to staff and patients -Review non form consults -Provide formulary information to staff and providers -Manage Anticoagulation Clinic patients for Gloucester and Camden CBOC -Review DOAC consults for Gloucester and Camden CBOC -Provide medication reconciliation for new clinic patients  University Of Phoenix-Online Campus Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 2/14/2019 4/25/2019
RN 612 - Northern California HCS Staff Nurse Emergency Department Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 8/30/2019 1/9/2019
Readjustment Counseling Therapist 438 - Sioux Falls HCS I am a Readjustment Counseling Therapist for the Sioux City Vet Center. I provide counseling services to Combat Veterans and Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma. Capella University Salary or wages from the FPEI 1/1/2019 12/19/2018
Management and Program Analyst 101OUSVBA- Office of the Under Secretary for Benefits Serve as a Complaint Case Manager, tracking, and mediating complaints through the Post Secondary Education Complaint System to ensure educational institutions are not in violation of Public Law 112-249: Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans. I recommend/track/monitor caution flags, which notify beneficiaries of certain issues they should be aware of when considering an institution. I also monitor and follow the proper protocol to report GI Bill Trademark infringement violations. Waiver # 3 Columbia Southern University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 1/1/2019 12/19/2018
Advanced Medical Support Assistant 652 - Richmond VAMC • Register and Greet Patients at Check-In • Update confidential patient information in CPRS and Vista • Obtain, release and scan medical records • Assist physicians, nurses and patients during admissions by completing consent forms and admitting patients from the ER to the wards • Answer multi-line phones, faxing and typing • ED to ED transfers from outside hospitals • Eligibility and Enrollment Ecpi University-Richmond South Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 11/5/2018 11/26/2018
Register Nurse 667 - Shreveport VAMC (Overton Brooks VAMC) REGISTERED NURSE IN OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH, (SUDS AND OAT IOP) Walden University Services from the FPEI (includes classes) 1/7/2019 10/26/2018