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With a half million personnel records backlogged, VA promises vaccines for archive staffers to catch up

April 2, 2021
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From the Military Times website

Veterans Affairs officials will begin vaccinating some staffers at the National Personnel Records Center in an effort to cut down on mounting backlog of service record requests there, but leaders warned that a permanent fix to the problems are still far off.

During testimony before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said he is using his federal authorities to schedule vaccines for staffers at the NPRC’s Maryland and Missouri sites in an effort to “get them back to work.”

The agency has been operating at severely reduced staffing levels — as low as 10 percent of normal — for the last year.

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