Congressional Testimony

Date Subject Committee
Feb 4, 2014 Beyond Transformation: Reviewing Current Status and Secondary Effects of VBA Technology Statement of Eric Jenkins before the House VA Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Jun 24, 2013 Improving Government Efficiency and Performance Before the house committee on oversight and government reform on improving government efficiency and performance.
Jun 18, 2013 Why are Veterans Waiting Years on Appeal? A Review of the Post-Decision Process for Appealed Veterans' Disability Benefits Claims Statement before the House VA Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Jun 12, 2013 AFGE's Statement on S. 928 and Pending Benefits Legislation Statement before the Senate VA Committee
May 23, 2013 Improving Federal Health Care in Rural America: Developing the Workforce and Building Partnerships Statement before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of federal Programs and the Federal Workforce
Mar 20, 2013 Focusing on People: A Review of VA's Plans for Employee Training, Accountability, and Workload Management to Improve Disability Claims Processing Statement before the House VA Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Feb 5, 2013 VA's Actions and the Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak in Pittsburgh Statement of Kathi Dahl before the House VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Sep 19, 2012 Investing In An Effective Federal Workforce J. David's Oral Testimony to Senator Akaka
Sep 19, 2012 Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and DC on Investing in an Effective Federal Workforce Statement by J. David Cox Before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and DC on Investing in an Effective Federal Workforce
Mar 29, 2012 ontractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government? Congressional Testimony of John Gage on Contractors: How Much Are They Costing the Government?
Nov 30, 2011 VA Mental Health Care: Addressing Wait Times and Access to Care Statement of Michelle Washington Before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Jul 7, 2011 H.R. 2349, "Veterans' Benefits Training Improvement Act of 2011" Statement of Jimmy F. Sims, Jr. before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Jun 23, 2011 Insourcing Statement of Jacque Simon before the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the House Small Business Committee
Jun 21, 2011 Inspiring Students to Federal Service Statement of Witold Skwierczynski before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Jun 11, 2011 Pending Health-Related Legislation Statement of J. David Cox Sr. before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Jun 2, 2011 An Examination of Poorly Performing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Officers Statement of James R. Swartz, Jr. before the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Jun 1, 2011 Official Time for Volunteer Federal Employee Representatives: Why it's a Good Value for the Taxpayer Statement of John Gage before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
May 4, 2011 Inspiring students to federal service Witold Skwierczynski, President, National council of social security administration, Field operations locals, American federation of government employees, AFL-CIO. Before the subcommittee on oversight of government management, the federal workforce, and the District of Columbia. Senate committee on homeland security and governmental affairs. On Inspiring students to federal service May 4, 2011
Mar 9, 2011 FECA: A Fair Approach Statement of Milagro Rodriguez before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Mar 9, 2011 Are Federal Workers Underpaid? Statement of John Gage before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Mar 2, 2011 Veterans’ Affairs, Concerning The Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Maryann D. Hooker, MD, Lead Neurologist, Wilmington, Delaware, VA Medical Center Secretary, AFGE Local 342, On Behalf Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO And The AFGE National VA Council, Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs, Concerning The Fiscal Year 2012 Budget
Sep 30, 2010 Department of Defense Efficiency Initiative Statement of Jacqueline Simon, Public Policy Director, AFGE, AFL-CIO, Before the House Budget Committee on the Department of Defense Efficiency Initiative
Sep 29, 2010 Health House Committee on VA - Legislative Hearing Statement of AFGE and AFGE National VA Council Before the Subcommittee on Health House Committee on VA - Legislative Hearing
Sep 29, 2010 On Behalf of Title 38 Employees (Working title) Subcommittee on Health. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Sep 16, 2010 Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Sep 16, 2010 Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs on Examining Training Requirements of Veterans Benefits Administration Claims Processing Personnel Statement by Jimmy F. Sims, Jr., RVSR and AFGE Local 1738 Steward VBA Regional Office, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Behalf of AFGE and AFGE National VA Council Before House Committee on VA Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs on Examining Training Requirements of Veterans Benefits Administration Claims Processing Personnel
Jul 21, 2010 Are We Playing it Safe and Secure Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and District of Columbia
Jun 23, 2010 Statement By Molly M. Ames On “State Of The Veterans Benefits Administration” Statement By Molly M. Ames Rating Veterans Service Representative VBA Regional Office, San Diego, California On Behalf Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO And AFGE National Veterans Affairs Council Before The House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs On “State Of The Veterans Benefits Administration”
Jun 23, 2010 Statement By John Gage The National Security Personnel System And Performance Management In The Federal Government Statement By John Gage, President American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Oversight Of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, And The District Of Columbia Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On The National Security Personnel System And Performance Management In The Federal Government
Jun 4, 2010 Quality Vs Quantity: Examining The Veterans Benefits Administration’s Employee Work Credit And Work Management Systems Statement By Jimmy F. Sims, Jr. RVSR And AFGE Local 1738 Steward VBA Regional Office Winston-Salem, North Carolina On Behalf Of American Federation Of Government Employees And AFGE National Veterans Affairs Council Before House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs On Quality Vs Quantity: Examining The Veterans Benefits Administration’s Employee Work Credit And Work Management Systems
Jun 4, 2010 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Transforming Federal Hiring Statement by Jacqueline Simon, Public Policy Director Before The Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Regarding Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Transforming Federal Hiring
Jun 4, 2010 Statement By Joseph P. Flynn On Work-Life Programs: Attracting, Retaining And Empowering The Federal Workforce Statement By Joseph P. Flynn, NVP, AFGE, AFL-CIO, Before The Subcommittee On Oversight Of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, And The DC Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On Work-Life Programs: Attracting, Retaining And Empowering The Federal Workforce
Apr 13, 2010 Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Examination of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Delivery at Discharge and Quick Start Programs House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Examination of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Delivery at Discharge and Quick Start Programs
Mar 12, 2010 Veterans’ Affairs Oversight Hearing On VA Construction Statement By J. David Cox, R.N. National Secretary-Treasurer American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Oversight Hearing On VA Construction
Feb 25, 2010 Oversight And Government Reform Regarding FEHBP Prescription Drug Integrity, Transparency And Cost Savings Act Statement By Jacqueline Simon, Public Policy Director AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On The Federal Workforce, Postal Service, And The DC House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform Regarding FEHBP Prescription Drug Integrity, Transparency And Cost Savings Act
Feb 25, 2010 Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act, P.L. 110-389 Statement By John McCray Rating Specialist VBA Regional Office, Los Angeles, CA On Behalf Of AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Implementation And Status Update On The Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act, P.L. 110-389
Feb 25, 2010 Managing The Defense Acquisition System And The Defense Acquisition Workforce Statement By Joseph Flynn, National Vice President, AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Defense Acquisition Reform Panel House Armed Services Committee Regarding Expert Perspectives On Managing The Defense Acquisition System And The Defense Acquisition Workforce
Nov 6, 2009 Veterans’ Affairs Legislative Hearing Statement For The Record Submitted By American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Legislative Hearing
Nov 6, 2009 Managing The Thrift Savings Plan To Thrive Statement Of J. David Cox, Sr., National Secretary-Treasurer, AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On The Federal Workforce, Postal Service, And The D.C. House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform On Managing The Thrift Savings Plan To Thrive
Sep 30, 2009 Veterans’ Affairs Hearing On VA Contracts For Health Care Statement By Mary A. Curtis, APRN, BC Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist And Clinical Application Coordinator Boise VA Medical Center Boise, Idaho On Behalf Of AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Hearing On VA Contracts For Health Care
Sep 24, 2009 Honoring The Fallen: How Can We Better Serve America’s Veterans And Their Families? Statement By John Nicolai, Cemetery Representative, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado On Behalf Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Honoring The Fallen: How Can We Better Serve America’s Veterans And Their Families?
Jun 29, 2009 The National Security Personnel System Statement Of John Gage, National President American Federation Of Government Employees AFL-CIO Before The Defense Business Board Task Group On The National Security Personnel System
Jun 18, 2009 Addressing The Backlog Statement By Michael Ratajczak Decision Review Officer, VA Cleveland Regional Office On Behalf Of The AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Veterans’ Affairs Committee On Addressing The Backlog
Jun 16, 2009 Protecting Our Employees: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness And The Federal Workforce Statement Of T. J. Bonner, President, National Border Patrol Council AFGE AFL-CIO On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On Protecting Our Employees: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness And The Federal Workforce
May 18, 2009 Front-Line Federal Workers In Response To The Swine Flu (H1N1) Outbreak Statement Of T. J. Bonner, President, National Border Patrol Council, AFGE AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Federal Workforce, Postal Service And The DC House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform On Protecting The Protectors: An Assessment Of Front-Line Federal Workers In Response To The Swine Flu (H1N1) Outbreak
May 18, 2009 Protecting The Public From Waste, Fraud, And Abuse: The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Of 2009 Statement For The Record By The AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform On Protecting The Public From Waste, Fraud, And Abuse: The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Of 2009
May 14, 2009 Examining Appellate Processes And Their Impact On Veterans Statement By William Angulo Preston, Acting President, AFGE, Local 17 On Behalf Of The AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Committee On Veterans' Affairs On Examining Appellate Processes And Their Impact On Veterans
Apr 29, 2009 Veterans’ Affairs, Concerning Pending Health-Related Legislation Statement By Ammie Hilsabeck Registered Nurse Oscar G. Johnson Va Medical Center On Behalf Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs, Concerning Pending Health-Related Legislation
Apr 2, 2009 The National Security Personnel System Statement Of The American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO For The Record Before The House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee On Readiness On The National Security Personnel System
Mar 24, 2009 Libraries, Parks and Recreation Testimony of AFGE Local President Deborrah Jackson Before Council Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation
Mar 16, 2009 Document Tampering And Mishandling At The Veterans Benefits Administration Statement By Geneva Moore, Senior Veterans Service Representative VBA Regional Office, Winston-Salem, N.C. On Behalf Of AFGE, AFL-CIO Before A Joint Hearing Of The Subcommittees On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs And Oversight And Investigation House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Document Tampering And Mishandling At The Veterans Benefits Administration
Mar 10, 2009 Federal Bureau Of Prisons Statement Of Bryan Lowry, President And Phil Glover Legislative Coordinator Of The Council Of Prison Locals, AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Commerce, Justice, And Science House Committee On Appropriations On Federal Bureau Of Prisons March 10, 2009
Mar 5, 2009 Putting People First: A Way Forward For The Homeland Security Workforce Statement By John Gage National President AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Management, Investigations, And Oversight House Committee On Homeland Security On Putting People First: A Way Forward For The Homeland Security Workforce
Feb 11, 2009 eview Of Veterans’ Disability Compensation: What Changes Are Needed To Improve The Appeals Process? Statement Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Local 17 Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Hearing On Review Of Veterans’ Disability Compensation: What Changes Are Needed To Improve The Appeals Process? February 11, 2009
Oct 17, 2008 Examining The Effectiveness Of The Veterans Benefits Administration Training, Performance Management And Accountability Statement By Michael Ratajczak Decision Review Officer, VA Cleveland Regional Office On Behalf Of The American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Veterans’ Affairs Committee On Examining The Effectiveness Of The Veterans Benefits Administration Training, Performance Management And Accountability
Oct 17, 2008 Domestic Partner Benefits For Federal Employees: Fair Policy And Good Business Statement By Sherri Bracey, Program Manager Women’s And Fair Practices Department AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On Domestic Partner Benefits For Federal Employees: Fair Policy And Good Business
Oct 17, 2008 Follow-Up On Oversight Hearing On G.I. Bill Implementation. Statement By Leonard Smith Veterans Claims Examiner VBA Atlanta Regional Office On Behalf Of The American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Follow-Up On Oversight Hearing On G.I. Bill Implementation.
Jul 22, 2008 Improving Performance? A Review of Pay-For-Performance Systems In The Federal Government Statement of John Gage, National President American Federation Of Government Employees AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Oversight Of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, And The District Of Columbia Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On Improving Performance? A Review of Pay-For-Performance Systems In The Federal Government
Jul 10, 2008 Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Veterans’ Disability Compensation Claims Processing Statement By J. David Cox, R.N. National Secretary-Treasurer, AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Veterans’ Disability Compensation Claims Processing
Jul 8, 2008 Veterans’ Affairs Legislative Hearing Statement Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Health House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Legislative Hearing
Jun 19, 2008 Homeland Security And Government Affairs Management Challenges Facing The Federal Protective Service: What Is At Risk Testimony Of David L. Wright, President, FPS Union, AFGE, Before The Senate Subcommittee On Oversight Of Government Management, The Federal Workforce And The DC Of The Committee On Homeland Security And Government Affairs Management Challenges Facing The Federal Protective Service: What Is At Risk
Jun 12, 2008 Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On S. 3013, Non-Foreign Area Retirement Equity Assurance Act Of 2008 Statement For The Record Of American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Oversight Of Government Management, The Federal Workforce, And The District Of Columbia Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs On S. 3013, Non-Foreign Area Retirement Equity Assurance Act Of 2008
May 22, 2008 Human Resources Challenges Within The Veterans Health Administration Statement Of J. David Cox, RN, National Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Health House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Human Resources Challenges Within The Veterans Health Administration
May 22, 2008 Department Of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Legislation Statement Of J. David Cox, RN, National Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation Of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Department Of Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Legislation
May 14, 2008 Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs: Recruiting And Hiring The Next Generation Of Fed Employees Statement Of John Gage, NP, AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Oversight Of Gov’t Management, The Fed Workforce, And The DC Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs: Recruiting And Hiring The Next Generation Of Fed Employees
May 14, 2008 More Work, Less Resources: Social Security Field Offices Struggle To Deliver Service To The Public Statement Of Witold Skwierczynski Pres. Of The AFGE Nat’l Council Of SSA Field Operations Locals, Baltimore, MD Before The Senate Committee On Finance On More Work, Less Resources: Social Security Field Offices Struggle To Deliver Service To The Public
Apr 30, 2008 Catching Up: Benefits That Will Help Recruit And Retain Federal Employees Statement Of John Gage National President American Federation Of Government Employees AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Federal Workforce, Postal Service And The District Of Columbia House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform On Catching Up: Benefits That Will Help Recruit And Retain Federal Employees
Apr 25, 2008 Clearing the Disability Backlog – Giving the SSA the Resources it Needs to Provide the Benefits Workers Have Earned Statement of Witold Skwierczynski, President of the National Council of SSA, Field Operations Locals, On Behalf of AFGE,AFL-CIO, Before the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means on Clearing the Disability Backlog – Giving the SSA the Resources it Needs to Provide the Benefits Workers Have Earned
Apr 9, 2008 Making the VA The Workplace Of Choice For Health Care Providers Statement By Valerie O’meara, N.P. Professional Vice President, AFGE Local 3197, Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs On Making the VA The Workplace Of Choice For Health Care Providers, April 9, 2008
Mar 13, 2008 Science and Technology U.S. House of Representatives AFGE National Council of EPA Locals 238 Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Committee on Science and Technology U.S. House of Representatives
Mar 6, 2008 Investing in the Future of the Federal Workforce: Paid Parental Leave Improves Recruitment and Retention Statement By Mary Jean Burke, First Executive VP, Nat'l VA Council, AFGE, AFL-CIO, Before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Joint Economic Committee on Investing in the Future of the Federal Workforce: Paid Parental Leave Improves Recruitment and Retention
Feb 14, 2008 Examining The Backlog And The VA’s Claims Processing System Statement By J. David Cox, R.N. National Secretary-Treasurer AFGE, AFL-CIO Before The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs House Veterans’ Affairs Committee On Examining The Backlog And The VA’s Claims Processing System
Feb 12, 2008 Oversight and Government Reform on Pay for Performance Systems Statement by John Gage, National President American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Before the Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Pay for Performance Systems

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