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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameVeterans and Community Oversight and Engagement BoardAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2611
Original Establishment Date5/24/2017Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15 Voting / 5 Non Voting
Current Charter Date7/3/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Veterans Experience Office, Community Engagement
Date Of Renewal Charter7/3/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date5/12/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*Eugene
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameWindfield
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Skinner
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixJr.
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 114-226Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 631-7645
Effective Date Of Authority*9/29/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*eugene.skinner@va.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board convenes to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on: identifying the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; improving services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any successor master plans. Identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership (aligns with SECVA Priority and VA Strategic goals: Improving Customer Service, Implementing the Mission Act, modernize systems and focus resources more efficiently to be competitive and to provide World Class capabilities to Veterans and its employees) Provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members (aligns with SECVA Priority and VA Strategic goals: Improving Customer Service, Implementing the Mission Act, modernize systems and focus resources more efficiently to be competitive and to provide World Class capabilities to Veterans and its employees) Provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any other successor master plans. (aligns with SECVA Priority: Improving Customer Service, Business Transformation) Provide the community with opportunities to collaborate and communicate by conducting public forums (aligns with SECVA Priority: Improving Customer Service, Business Transformation) Focus on local issues regarding the Department that are identified by the community with respect to health care, implementation of the Master Plan and any subsequent plans, benefits, and memorial services at the Greater Los Angeles Campus. (aligns with SECVA Priority: Improving Customer Service, Implementing the Mission Act, Business Transformation)
How is membership balanced?*The Board will be comprised of approximately 15 voting and 5 non-voting Board members who shall be appointed by the Secretary. Not less than 50 percent of Board members shall be Veterans. The non-Veteran Board members shall be family members of Veterans, Veteran advocates, service providers, real estate professionals familiar with housing development projects, or stakeholders. VA will strive to develop a Board membership that represents members with diverse professional and personal qualifications to include Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members. Additionally, to the extent possible, the Board membership shall represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, and geographical background. Voting and non-voting members may be Special Government Employees or Regular Government employees. Board members will serve as objective advisors. One of the non-voting members is an honorary position for the descendant of the individual who donated the land for the West Los Angeles VA campus in 1887. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Board will be selected by the Chief Veterans Experience Officer, VEO from among the Board members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board will meet two to four times a year. In FY 2019, the Board met three times: January 9-10, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA); April 16-17, 2019 (Los Angeles CA); and August 14-15, 2019 (Los Angeles CA).
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The current membership of the Committee allows for not less than 50 percent to be veterans. The nonveteran members shall be family members of veterans, veteran advocates, service providers, real estate professionals familiar with housing development projects, or stakeholders. Local Community input is relevant and provides the community opportunities to collaborate and identify the goals of the community and veteran partnership, provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for veterans, and provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the draft master plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any successor master plans. Advice or information obtained from local members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such veterans and members; are germane to local issues regarding the Department that are identified by the community with respect to health care, implementation of the draft master plan and any subsequent plans, benefits, and memorial services at the Campus
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee meetings are open to the public, except when the Committee is conducting tours of VA facilities, participating in off-site events, and participating in workgroup sessions. Tours of VA facilities are closed, to protect Veterans’ privacy and personal information.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*13Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is a total of recommendations for FY 2018 through FY 2019.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*23.07%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment1 Recommendation from 2nd Recommendation Package:

CONCUR: Pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary, VA’s Office of Real Property is currently negotiating with LA Metro the terms of a temporary and permanent easement to allow LA Metro to construct and operate a Purple Line Extension station on the VA West Los Angeles Campus.

2 Recommendations from the 3rd Recommendation Package:

CONCUR: VAGLAHS has already implemented all appropriate aspects of the recommendation to create a communications portal, content management platform to enhance knowledge management, increase engagement with LA Veteran Community, and rebuild trust that has been lost. While the VCOEB acknowledges the creation of the new master plan-related Web site (http://wwestladraftmasterplan.org) the boards recommendation does not acknowledge the many hours that IPT members and their supporting contactors have spent and will continue to spend in direct communication and collaboration with the VCOEB members to incorporate their suggestions into the Web site’s layout, content, and related push content delivery processes.

CONCUR: Given the lack of appropriated funds associated with the Implementation of the Draft Master Plan. VA will convene an ad hoc working group of representatives from VAGLAHS, the IPT, VA Veterans Experience Office, and the Office of General Counsel to identify and pursue appropriate funding and partnership opportunities.
Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback CommentAgency feedback is provided by written responses to Committee recommendations, through briefings and updates to the Committee, and by information mailed to the members throughout the year.Narrative Description*Agency has provided feedback on 11 out of 13 recommendations. Feedback has been via Memorandum from SECVA to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, Chairman and Board members. Remaining two recommendations currently in staffing and response development.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$54,000.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$54,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$330,865.42Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$363,951.96
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,824.80Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$11,907.28
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$14,139.65Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$15,553.62
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$409,829.87Est. Total Next FY*$445,412.86
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.50
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032495• Master Plan with Services and Outcomes2019
 COM-032496• Outreach and Community Engagement with Services and Outcomes2019
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033587Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board2018
 COM-001234Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board2017