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From: Shirley Pratt <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, Jim Richards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MOPH Region VI Weekly Report 3/6-26/2014
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 06:46:53 -0700
Weekly reports generated by Region VI NSOs, 3/27-4/2/2014.
San Diego VARO:
to Training. Issues discussed were Claims, Appeals, SEP etc. Continued administrative work in the office i.e., updating VCMS, setting up appointments, following up on letters received, filing letters received, telephone calls, email/telephone call responses.
We were notified this week the monthly VA meeting had been postponed due to the Travel Board.
I have a meeting today with hospital management pertaining to the VHA directive on DBQ�s. This should be interesting. I have accepted a request from the VA hospital to attend the opening of the new southeast clinic on the twenty fourth of this month.
NVLSP is here this month as a guest of American Legion. I was finally able to catch up with Ron yesterday and we spoke for a while. It is really too bad someone can�t put pressure on VA central office to allow the RO to work non rating claims. At least those where a veteran is waiting for special adaptive housing because he or she is constantly falling at home.
I have been developing a relationship with the new workers at the Vet Center.
Decisions have been slow coming in partly because the VA is back to holding a certain amount of claims as ready to rate simply to feed to the media. Raters with nothing to do because they are not allowed to take those below a set number.
General office duties.
I have met with a lot of Veterans that are coming to see me about FDC claims. Filed new claims.
I have reviewed decision letters and letters from VA requesting more info from our Veterans.
I now have my card reader for the PIV ordered, as soon as I receive that I will be doing classes with the VA once again.