Department of Veteran Affairs – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Guidelines
Document Number: 2015-28256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-06
Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. VA seeks to find an appropriate balance between preventing fraud in the Veterans First Contracting Program and providing a process that would make it easier for more VOSBs to become verified. The Verification Program has been the subject of reports from both the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and VA's Office of Inspector General stating that despite VA's Verification Program, fraud still exists in the Veterans First Contracting Program. Some stakeholder feedback has been that the current regulations at 38 CFR part 74 are too open to interpretation and are unnecessarily more rigorous than similar certification programs run by the Small Business Administration (SBA). This proposed rule would clarify the eligibility requirements for businesses to obtain ``verified'' status, add and revise definitions, reorder requirements, redefine the definition of ``control'', and explain examination procedure and review processes. This proposed rule would additionally implement new changesreferences to community property restrictions, ``unconditional'' ownership, day- to-day requirements, and full-time requirements would be removed or revised and limited in scope; an exception for majority, supermajority, unanimous, or other voting provisions for extraordinary business decisions would be added.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-28184
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)) all agencies are required to publish in the Federal Register a notice of the existence and character of their systems of records. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records entitled ``Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) RecordsVA'' 119VA005R1C.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-27448
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has amended and is publishing the alteration of a system of records entitled ``Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Records-VA'' 119VA005R1C. The amended and altered system of records makes only administrative edits and revisions as necessary.
Advisory Committee on VA Disability Compensation and Related Benefits; Notice of Establishment
Document Number: E8-19659
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs