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VA Employee Settlements

 

Employee Settlements U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has established this page as a means to demonstrate accountability and transparency regarding settlements with employees.

On July 7, 2017, Secretary Shulkin announced that he is requiring approval by a senior official of any monetary settlement with an employee over the amount of $5,000. Any settlement above this amount will require the personal approval of the Under Secretary, Assistant Secretary or equivalent senior-level official within the organization in which the dispute occurs.

“Taxpayers need to know that we will engage in good faith settlement negotiations, where required by third parties, but will look to settle with employees only when they clearly have been wronged or when settlement is otherwise in Veterans’ and taxpayers’ best interests, and not as a matter of ordinary business,” Secretary Shulkin said. “We’re changing to a culture of accountability at VA, and this is an important step in that direction.”

The Office of Resource Management is building a settlement tracking capability to report on all settlements out of a central repository. This will replace a manual system that reports EEO settlements to senior officials.

We will post this information on a quarterly basis.

Documents

Settlements of all employee matters SINCE January 20, 2017 - (updated 1/11/2018)

Settlements of all employee matters SINCE January 20, 2017 - (updated 9/1/2017)

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