Navigation Links
Mismanagement at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Results in Chronic Staff Shortages, Budget Issues
Date:10/22/2007

Union Says VA Refuses to Act in Good Faith with Employees, Leads District in Discrimination Complaints

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represents thousands of employees at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS), today criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for refusing to act in good faith with its employees by failing to honor the union's contract.

The impact of the officials at the NF/SGVHS decision to refuse to resolve employee grievances is having a direct affect on patient care. While the VA is forced to operate under another continuing resolution, funding throughout the department is being stretched thin. Unresolved grievances put greater strain on the budget by diverting funds from the system's operating budget, denying employees the resources necessary to care for the area's burgeoning veteran population.

"It has become standard operating procedure to deny union officials meetings to even discuss pending grievances, let alone resolve their underlying issues," said J. David Cox AFGE national secretary treasurer and former VA nurse.

Administration officials' refusal to honor the contract is also hampering the system's ability to recruit and retain quality health care professionals. In many areas, particularly in the outlying clinics, staffing ratios are grossly inadequate.

"The North Florida/South Georgia system has more unresolved discrimination complaints than any other facility in the region, probably in most of the country" said Fred Brittain, president of AFGE's local 1976 which represents employees in the Lake City division. "Instead of trying to resolve them, the administration acts as if they don't exist."

In addition to ignoring the agreed upon dispute resolution process NF/SGVHS officials have repeatedly denied union representatives access to employee's in an attempt to strangle union act
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mismanagement of fractures a major concern, say experts
2. Rise In Obesity Among North Qeenslanders
3. Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments
4. Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India
5. Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis
6. Northeast To Get Mega Rural Health Mission
7. North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems
8. New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China
9. Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast
10. Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish
11. The mystery of the bulge in North Queenslanders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Zejax is a New Way ... Training Capability , World renown body weight trainer, Paul Ziachik, announces today ... dramatically increases a person’s training capability. , The American College of Sports Medicine ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Using the latest online ... teach people more effective ways to prevent and manage major depression. , “Suicide is ... enough, so people fall through the cracks and die needlessly everyday,” says Walker. “I’m ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... On July 23rd Clay Today Online reported the state of Florida ... system, which has amassed largely enough throughout the years. Florida is the third state ... recent reduction of non violent drug offender’s prison sentences, Florida is beginning to take ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... Ocean ... honors available, including the very rare “no recommendations.” No recommendations means CARF found no ... this is a notation that less than 3% of all facilities receive. In addition, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), ... of Health, has received a $2.9 million grant from the Office of the ... Health and Human Services (HHS). NJII will help the Department of Health ensure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Zejax is a Revolutionary New Way of BodyWeight Training Without Weights 2Health News:Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal 2Health News:Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal 3Health News:Florida Questions Its Spending on Punitive Incarceration in Light of Exorbitant Costs for Non Violent Offenders 2Health News:Florida Questions Its Spending on Punitive Incarceration in Light of Exorbitant Costs for Non Violent Offenders 3Health News:Ocean Hills Recovery Receives Accreditation from CARF International 2Health News:New Jersey Innovation Institute Awarded $2.9 Million Federal Grant to Advance Health Information Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange 2
... 6 Senetek PLC (OTC,Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a ... that target the science of healthy aging, today ... the 66th Annual Meeting,of the American Academy of ... presentation to the Academy, Dr. Sadick, a prominent ...
... damage follows soon after , , WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) ... amyloid plaques, the harbingers of Alzheimer,s disease, can develop in ... said Dr. Bradley Hyman, leader of the group reporting the ... Once the plaques develop, damage is evident in nearby nerve ...
... PARK, N.J. and NEW YORK, Feb. 6 HLTH,Corporation ... WebMD Health Corp.,(Nasdaq: WBMD ), today announced that ... months ended December 31, 2007 at,approximately 4:00 pm (ET) ... conference call at 4:45 pm (ET) on that day ...
... PLC (OTC,Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a Life Sciences company ... science of healthy aging, today announced,the launch of ... Mr. Frank Massino, Senetek,s Chairman and Chief Executive ... to Senetek at this,significant time in our Company,s ...
... Oncology Metrics,a business that develops products and ... cancer, today announced the launch of the,first annual ... practices understand critical operating measures., This benchmark ... nationally. Practices of all size are invited to ...
... humans and are good models for human biology and ... created a zebrafish that is transparent throughout its life. ... its internal organs, and observe processes like tumor metastasis ... organism. , The fish, described in the February 7 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dr. Neil Sadick Presents on Pyratine-6(TM) at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology 2Health News:Alzheimer's Plaques Can Form in One Day 2Health News:HLTH and WebMD Announce Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Health News:Senetek PLC Announces Launch of New Website 2Health News:Oncology Metrics Launches the National Practice Benchmark: One in a Series of Initiatives to Help Community Oncology Practices Better Measure Operational and Financial Performance 2Health News:Transparent fish to make human biology clearer 2Health News:Transparent fish to make human biology clearer 3
(Date:7/30/2015)... Calif. , July 30, 2015   ... to eliminate all preventable hospitalization, recently received confirmation ... its Remote Patient Intelligence (RPI) solution meets the ... FDA intends to exercise "Enforcement Discretion." ... not subject to further FDA regulatory requirements at ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals, ... delivery platforms, has received Orphan Drug Designation from ... second drug product that uses NanoSmart,s proprietary drug ... of dactinomycin for the treatment of Ewing,s sarcoma, ... FDA granted NanoSmart,s Orphan Drug Designation on the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Cleave Biosciences today announced that ... granted the company a key patent providing the ... CB-5083. This newly issued patent, "Fused ... U.S. 9,062,026, allows for claims on the composition ... oral inhibitor of p97, a critical enzyme that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 2FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 3NanoSmart Receives Second FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Pediatric Cancer 2
... 27 VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP ), a ... announced that before the market opens on Thursday, November ... financial results. The company will host a conference call ... President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Markin, and Chief ...
... ARAY ), a global leader in the field of ... installed base has signed on to utilize Accuray,s Treatment Planning ... 10 percent of U.S. sites that had signed ... is designed to help customers maximize utilization of their CyberKnife ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VirtualScopics Schedules Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Announcement 2Accuray's Treatment Planning Service Active at 20 Percent of U.S. CyberKnife Centers 2Accuray's Treatment Planning Service Active at 20 Percent of U.S. CyberKnife Centers 3Accuray's Treatment Planning Service Active at 20 Percent of U.S. CyberKnife Centers 4
... HCFA Evaluation and Management guidelines in selecting billing ... information, it calculates the HCFA scores for each ... the effect of changing different parts of the ... you entered to create an audit trail of ...
... Coder is simply more than ... a handheld solution for accurate ... both individual physicians and small ... now comes in three versions ...
... is a computerized medical reference ... encompasses a wide array of ... sets and decision tree analysis ... medical educators, nurses and health ...
... mobileMICROMEDEX™ gives physicians, ... professionals reliable clinical information ... confirm treatment decisions. Clinicians ... in mobileMICROMEDEX because all ...
Medicine Products: