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What do you think about the new VA Telework Plan?
In our commitment to upholding the rights and interests of VA employees, AFGE Local 17 has keenly followed the unfolding developments regarding the VA Telework Plan. We recognize that Secretary Denis McDonough’s recent proposal might significantly impact the way many of you work, and we are determined to ensure your concerns do not go unnoticed.
The proposed VA Telework Plan suggests a structured hybrid work schedule, emphasizing a return to the worksite for at least five days per pay period by this Fall for non-bargaining unit employees in the National Capitol Region (NCR). While there might be potential benefits from in-person collaborations, we cannot overlook the disruptions this could bring to the work-life balance many have come to value.
Our union believes in collective action and strength. As such, we have set up a survey specifically designed to hear your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding the VA Telework Plan. Your feedback is crucial in guiding our approach, negotiations, and advocacy strategy moving forward.
AFGE Local 17 stands by you. Let’s unite in addressing the challenges posed by this plan and work towards an optimal solution that respects the needs and rights of every VA employee.
Complete the VA Telework Plan Survey
Attention Attorneys at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals: Please do not complete the survey because you are exempt from the Secretary’s plan and will remain on your current telework/remote agreement. Administrative professionals at the Board, however, are encouraged to complete the survey.