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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs (VA) Claims Processing Task ForceAgency NameDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Fiscal Year2002Committee Number10729
Original Establishment Date4/13/2001Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/5/2001Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*11
Current Charter Date4/24/2001Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Program Analyst
Date Of Renewal Charter4/24/2003Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date10/5/2001Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR.
Specific Termination AuthoritySecretary DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*O'Hara
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary DecisionDesignated Federal Officer Phone*202-273-5130
Effective Date Of Authority*5/22/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-273-5991
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*john.o'hara@mail.va.gov
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The VA Claims Processing Task Force presented the Secretary with their final report on October 2001. This report included 34 recommendations, more than half of which were to be implemented in one year. The goal is to reduce the claims backlog and processing times by 50 percent over a two-year period. The Task Force specifically identified ways to allow VA's employees to spend more time helping veterans, to improve the basic claims process, to enhance accountability at all levels and to encourage all VA offices to attack this problem with a One-VA approach.
How is membership balanced?*The Task Force consisted of 12 members who served the duration of the committee. Selection criteria for Task Force membership was based on expertise in organizational assessment, functional anaylsis, and improving operational processes. Membership included current and former VA officials, veteran advocacy organizations and other experts. Attention was given to equitable geographic distribution and to ethnic and gender representation.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Task Force accomplished its mission.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Secretary established this Task Force as a commitment to make the processing of applications for veterans benefits faster and more accurate. This Task Force provided a top-to-bottom review of the VA claims process.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Task Force did not meet in FY 2002.
Recommendation RemarksThe Task Force terminated on 10/5/01 following the completion of its report on recommendations to improve the quality and timeliness of processing disablity claims.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback CommentNarrative Description*
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$3,493.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$10,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$3,491.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$1,293.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$722.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$18,999.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-017294Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Claims Processing Task Force2001