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Department of Veterans Affairs.


Notice with request for comments.


Section 203 of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Act of 1991 (Pub. L. 102-40), dated May 7, 1991, revised the disciplinary grievance and appeal procedures for employees appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(1). It also required the periodic designation of employees of the Department who are qualified to serve on Disciplinary Appeals Boards. These employees constitute the Disciplinary Appeals Board Panel from which Board members in a case are appointed. This notice announces that the roster of employees on the Panel is available for review and comment. Employees, employee organizations, and other interested parties shall be provided, without charge, a list of the names of employees on the Panel upon request and may submit comments concerning the suitability for service on the Panel of any employee whose name is on the list.


Names that appear on the Panel may be selected to serve on a Board or as a grievance examiner after April 14, 2014.


Requests for the list of names of employees on the Panel and written comments may be directed to: Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Requests and comments may also be faxed to (202) 273-9776.

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Larry Ables, Employee Relations and Performance Management Service, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Veterans Start Printed Page 14600Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Mailstop 051, Washington, DC 20420. Mr. Ables may be reached at (202) 461-6172.

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Public Law 102-40 requires that the availability of the roster be posted in the Federal Register periodically and not less than annually. The 2013 newly trained Disciplinary Appeals Board members covered by this notice are identified and listed with their positions in Appendix A.

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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. Jose D. Riojas, Chief of Staff, Department of Veteran Affairs, approved this document on February 25, 2014, for publication.

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Dated: March 10, 2014.

William F. Russo,

Deputy Director, Regulation Policy and Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Appendix A

2013 Training Attendees—Disciplinary Appeals Board

Naomi AlazrakiM.DChief, Nuclear Medicine7
Gloria Bengoa-FarringtonR.NNurse Manager12
Alan BernsteinR.NAssociate Director, Patient Care Services17
Kay BowerR.NAssociate Director, Patient Care Services11
Colleen ButlerR.NWomen Veterans Program Manager19
J. Michael CasparianM.DChief, Dermatology15
Theresa ChristensonR.NClinical Nurse Manager12
Michael CookD.OSection Chief, Nuclear Medicine3
Karin CookeR.NAssociate Chief Nurse4
Nancy DowneyN.PChief, Quality Management22
Jean DunnR.NAssociate Chief Nurse, VISN 1717
Melissa EdwardsR.NChief Nurse6
Maura FlynnN.PNurse Practitioner1
Sumit GhoshM.DPhysician, Gynecology4
Phillip HaddadM.DPhysician, Hematology/Oncology16
Sean HattonM.DChief, Admin Medicine7
Michele HillR.NChief Nurse6
Areef IshaniM.DSection Chief, Nephrology23
Patrice KennedyN.PNurse Practitioner19
Terry ReeseN.PNurse Practitioner15
Susan WalshR.NHome Based Primary Care Coordinator2
Jayson YapM.DNephrologist10
Zahid YasinM.DPhysician16
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[FR Doc. 2014-05580 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]