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Department of Veterans Affairs.


Notice with request for comments.


This notice announces that the roster of employees on the Disciplinary Appeals Board 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 August 17, 2017.


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) 495-5200.

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

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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. Public Law Start Printed Page 32931102-40 requires that the availability of the roster be posted in the Federal Register periodically and not less than annually.

Signing Authority: 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. Gina S. Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on July 10, 2017, for publication.

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Dated: July 12, 2017.

Michael Shores,

Director, Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

[2017 Disciplinary Appeals Board (DAB) Trainees—June 6-9, 2017]

Physician nameCategoryTitleSpecialtyCityStateVISN
Acevedo, WilliamPhysicianDeputy Chief of StaffSan JuanPR8
Anderson, Michael TChiropractorChiropractorChiropractorButlerPA4
Bates, Barbara EPhysicianChief of Staff/PM&RPhysical Medicine & RehabSaginawMI10
Boswell, Rita SPhysician AssistantPA/Surgical CareSurgery—Vascular/ThoracicKansas CityMO15
Brooks, Johnnie RPhysician AssistantPA/Orthapedic SurgerySurgery—OrthopedicMemphisTN9
Cannon, Debra CPhysician AssistantPA/Primary CareSurgery—ENT/ThoracicDaytonOH10
Dhanani, ShawkatPhysicianChief of StaffWhite CityOR20
Ellington, Tracy LPodiatristPodiatristPodiatryMadisonWI12
Garcia-Bunuel, Martin LPhysicianDeputy Chief of Staff/Primary CarePrimary CareBaltimoreMD5
Horn, Mary JoOptometristChief, OptometryOptometryFayettevilleAR16
Huss, Jason TPodiatristPodiatristPodiatrySeattleWA20
Lynne, David NOptometristSupervisor, OptometristOptometryOrlandoFL8
Turner, Cassidy LDentistChief, DentalDentalRichmondVA6
Vien, Lee QOptometristOptometristOptometryPalo AltoCA21
Worley, Mark APhysicianChief of Staff/PsychiatryPsychiatryFayettevilleAR16
Zimmerman, Paul SDentistChief, DentalDentalSheridanWY1
Nurse nameCategoryTitleSpecialtyCityStateVISN
Cleveland, Cynthia DRNADPCSBirminghamAL7
Gunn, Susan LCRNACRNALouisvilleKY9
Heck, Michael LCRNACRNALebanonPA4
Jones, Kendra LRNRNSurgical ICUBaltimoreMD5
Neff, Tammy ARNActing ADPCSIowa CityIA23
Ortiz, Celina RCRNACRNADallasTX17
Otterness, Sara ARNAPRNNephrology/DialysisMinneapolisMN23
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[FR Doc. 2017-14980 Filed 7-17-17; 8:45 am]