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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on the Readjustment of VeteransAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number1331
Original Establishment Date10/9/1996Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date4/16/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sherry
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameL
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Moravy
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixMs.
Specific Establishment Authority*38 U.S.C. 545Designated Federal Officer Phone*(734) 222-4319
Effective Date Of Authority*10/9/1996Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-273-9071
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*sherry.moravy@va.gov
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?*To fully map the readjustment service needs of Veterans returning from military service in a combat theater, the Committee strives to understand the psychological, social, familial, economic and educational needs critical for a successful post-war readjustment to civilian life, as well as the psychosocial readjustment needs that accompany the physical wounds of war such as TBI and family supportive counseling. In conjunction with its needs assessments, the Committee reviews VHA’s services available to meet these war-related readjustment needs. The Committee has identified several VA programs that are of value to Veterans' post-military readjustment to include: Readjustment Counseling Service Vet Centers; Mental Health with particular attention to VHA's Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Care Management and Social Work Services, PTSD and substance use treatment programs; Primary Care; polytrauma systems of care; homeless programs; and VBA's employment, education and service connection programs.
Based on the unique needs of combat theater Veterans, Service members and their families, the Committee will focus on critical readjustment service functions that not only match VA’s priorities of 1) improving customer experiences, 2) implementing the MISSION Act, 3) executing the Electronic Health Record management contract, 4) modernizing and transforming our business processes; but also those that correspond with VHA’s priorities of 1) building the trust of Veterans and the American people; 2) fostering our organizational learning; and 3) modernizing our systems. The Committee's reports will be widely distributed within VA, to Congressional leaders, and to the major Veterans service organizations.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee is composed of war-zone Veterans, all of whom have shown some type of significant post-military career accomplishment in their respective communities. Among the membership are attorneys, health care and mental health providers, state directors of Veterans' services, and other various professionals, all of whom collectivity represent the various branches of the U.S. Military. The Committee membership also maintains diversity of gender, ethnicity and geographical representation. The Committee provides a diversity of perspective and expertise indispensable to its function as a Veteran consumer representative body that reinforces VA's efforts to Improve the Veteran Experience and build their trust.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee conducts at least two meetings each year. The input of this Committee continues to be positive, constructive, and helpful in informing VA's understanding of post-war readjustment problems and in advising the management of service delivery systems to meet the needs of returning war Veterans. The Committee contributes to quality improvements in VA programs in readjustment counseling, medical facility PTSD services, Veterans employment and family issues pertaining to readjustment, and resolving difficulties regarding compensation and disability for PTSD. The Committee's input also provides substantive contributions to improving Veterans' trust in and access to VA services. The significant level of utilization of VA programs in readjustment counseling, mental health and health care among the new Veteran populations who served in Afghanistan and Iraq suggests that this Committee's activities will be quite useful to VA for the foreseeable future. During FY 2018, the Committee held two meetings: February 2018 (Washington DC) and September 2018 (Washington DC)
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee provides an organized forum of motivated Veterans of various backgrounds and areas of expertise who review VA services and benefits, and provide recommendations to the Secretary. The Committee's input represents that of well-informed and thoughtful consumer representatives who focus their attention on the effectiveness and coordination of VA and other agency services with particular attention to the readjustment needs of Veterans returning from OEF/OIF/OND. The Committee's conclusions and recommendations are generated from testimonies of Veteran consumers, VA and other agency service providers, and various other program officials that directly impacts Improved Community Care. The Committee also conducts thoughtful reviews of relevant research findings and program policy positions significant to Veteran services. VA service providers and management officials are sufficiently involved with ongoing issues of direct service delivery and program management to preclude this type of careful attention and review provided by the Committee regarding the interface between VA service providers and Veteran consumers. The Committee is the only organized external body that provides systematic review of Veterans' readjustment problems to include war-related PTSD. The Committee's input is directly relevant to building trust and positive experiences, and is of significant value for Suicide Prevention.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee's meetings are open to the public, unless the Committee meets directly with Veteran consumers which would be closed in order to protect the patient privacy and in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. section 552b).
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee's Eighteenth Annual Report contained 9 recommendations primarily focused on organizational development of the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) and the areas of needed collaborative alignment with VHA to ensure the continued success of the RCS Vet Center program mission for providing outreach and readjustment counseling to combat Veterans, Service members and their families. The report was submitted to Congress in September 2017 with the Secretary's written approval, either in full or in-principle, for all 9 recommendations. The Committee’s Nineteen Annual Report will be submitted in December 2018.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Committee's conclusions and recommendations have been referenced by the agency in Congressional reports and hearing statements.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentBased on the Committee membership being composed of Veteran leaders in their home communities, a positive outcome is enhancement of public relations for VA.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*168Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis is a total of recommendations for FY 2003 through FY 2018. The Committee focuses on producing a manageable number of well crafted recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*65.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentPartial implementation of some recommendations is considered a positive outcome by the Committee.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAll of the Committee's recommendations are given serious consideration by the agency and implemented to the extent feasible. 19th annual report is under review.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentCommittee members networking within their respective communities with other local community leaders provides additional informal access to the Committee's work.
Agency Feedback CommentAgency feedback is provided annually in writing in response to the Committee's reports. Feedback is also provided verbally from participating VA officials during the course of the Committee's meetings each year.Narrative Description*The Congressional mandate of this Committee to assist VA to improve the post-war readjustment of Veterans who served in combat is central to VA. The Committee's recommendations contribute to facilitating Veterans' post-war transition to civilian life and to the successful recovery of war-wounded Veterans.
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001240Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2017
 COM-003063Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2016
 COM-003269Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2015
 COM-005153Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2014
 COM-005482Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2013
 COM-007302Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2012
 COM-008235Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2011
 COM-008808Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2010
 COM-009690Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2009
 COM-010677Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2008
 COM-012112Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2007
 COM-013226Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2006
 COM-014246Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2005
 COM-015215Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2004
 COM-015331Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2003
 COM-016348Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2002
 COM-018176Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of War Veterans2001
 COM-018189Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of War Veterans2000
 COM-019247Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of War Veterans1999
 COM-020905Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans1998
 COM-021141Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Vietnam and Other War Veterans1997
 COM-033601Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans2018