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[FR Doc. 2016–27938 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Annual Determination of Staffing Shortages Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Section 7412 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) to determine and report on the top five occupations of VA personnel covered under 38 U.S.C. 7401, for which there are the largest staffing shortages. The top five occupations are calculated over the fiveyear period preceding the determination, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is required to publish these findings in the Federal Register. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 224 (Monday, November 21, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Annual Determination of Staffing Shortages

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 7412 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires 
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) to 
determine and report on the top five occupations of VA personnel 
covered under 38 U.S.C. 7401, for which there are the largest staffing 
shortages. The top five occupations are calculated over the five-year 
period preceding the determination, and the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs is required to publish these findings in the Federal Register. 
Based on its review, the IG identified

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the following six occupations as having the largest staffing shortages 
in the identified time period: Medical Officer, Nurse, Psychologist, 
Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist and Medical Technologist. Six 
occupations are identified because the Psychologist and Physician 
Assistant positions tied for the third position, and the Physical 
Therapist and Medical Technologist positions tied for the fifth 
position. Additional information and analysis can be found at: 
www.va.gov/OIG.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Rasmussen, Management Review 
Service (10AR), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420 Telephone: (202) 461-6643. (This is not a toll-
free number.)

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. 
Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, 
approved this document on November 2, 2016 for publication.

    Dated: November 16, 2016.
Michael Shores,
Acting Director, Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the 
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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