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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration—Resource Planning and Methodology for the Future: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25455.
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Facilities Staffing Requirements
for the Veterans Health Administration—
Resource Planning and Methodology for the Future

INTERIM REPORT

Committee on Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration

Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Board on Human-Systems Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration—Resource Planning and Methodology for the Future: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25455.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration—Resource Planning and Methodology for the Future: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25455.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration—Resource Planning and Methodology for the Future: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25455.
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COMMITTEE ON FACILITIES STAFFING REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

COLIN G. DRURY, University at Buffalo (emeritus), Co-Chair

JAMES B. SMITH, U.S. Ambassador (retired), Co-Chair

ROBERT ANSELMI, Engineering Department, Veterans Hospital Administration (Retired)

ALBERTO J. GALUÉ, Talent Acquisition and Development, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

ROBERT GOODMAN, The Innova Group, Austin, Texas

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

GENE HUBBARD, Human Capital Division, RiVidium, Inc., Manassas, Virginia

WILLIAM S. MARRAS, NAE, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and Spine Research Institute, Ohio State University

KIMBERLY O’KEEFE, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Department of the Army (retired)

CHERYL PAULLIN, Talent Management and Analytics Division, Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, Virginia

FRED S. SWITZER III, College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, Clemson University

BRIAN YOLITZ, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, Minnesota State College and University System

Staff

CAMERON C. OSKVIG, Director

DANIEL TALMAGE, Program Officer

KELLY ARRINGTON, Senior Program Assistant (until June 2019)

HEATHER KREIDLER, Associate Program Officer (until July 2019)

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BOARD ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENT

JAMES P. WHITTAKER, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C., Fairfax, Chair

WAYNE ARNY, Wayne Arny & Associates, Virginia Beach, Virginia

THOMAS BOSTICK, Intrexon Corporation, McLean Virginia

ROSS COROTIS, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado

MAJOR GENERAL ARNOLD FIELDS, U.S. Marine Corps (retired)

PATRICIA GALLOWAY, Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc., McLean, Virginia

G. EDWARD GIBSON, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University

SANJIV GOKHALE, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University

CHRIS POLAND, Chris D. Poland Consulting Engineer, Canyon Lake, California

JAMES RISPOLI, Project Time and Cost, Inc., Arlington, Virginia

DOROTHY ROBYN, Boston Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University

SHARON L. WOOD, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

Staff

CAMERON C. OSKVIG, Director

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BOARD ON HUMAN-SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

PASCALE CARAYON, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Chair

JAMES BAGIAN, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

DIANA BURLEY, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University

BARBARA DOSHER, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine

FRANCIS (FRANK) T. DURSO, Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology

EDMOND ISRAELSKI, AbbVie, North Chicago, Illinois

NAJMEDIN MESHKATI, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California

FREDERICK OSWALD, Department of Psychology, Rice University

DAVID REMPEL, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

EMILIE ROTH, Roth Cognitive Engineering, Stanford, California

WILLIAM J. STRICKLAND, Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, Virginia

MATTHEW WEINGER, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Staff

TOBY M. WARDEN, Director

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Preface

This interim report by the Committee on Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration is part of the project to prepare a comprehensive resource planning and staffing methodology guidebook for the Facility Management (Engineering) Programs of the Veterans Health Administration. The committee has held five committee meetings and five workshops so far, and one more workshop and one more meeting are planned. From these activities, the committee has developed both a deep appreciation of the complexities associated with VHA Facilities Management and an understanding of its current methods of staff modeling and planning. The wide-ranging expertise brought to bear on the study challenge through the varying committee investigations has allowed the committee to evaluate existing models from potential analogs of the VHA Facility Management’s situation. As the committee’s target organization knowledge and modeling examples converge, it is beginning to develop findings and recommendations to meet the statement of task.

We wish to express our deep appreciation to the members of the committee for their diligent and dedicated contributions to developing and participating in the multiple workshops and meetings. The diverse expertise and experience offered by the members of the committee were indispensable to the formulation of the individual sessions. We also wish to thank, on behalf of the entire committee, the staff of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, whose expertise and skill was absolutely essential to our meeting the charge from our sponsor.

Colin Drury and James Smith, Co-Chairs
Committee on Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Rear Admiral David J. Nash of Dave Nash & Associates, LLC. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was tasked by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to prepare a comprehensive resource planning and staffing methodology guidebook for VHA Facility Management (Engineering) Programs. The resource and staffing methodology must take into account all significant parameters and variables involved in the VHA Engineering Programs. The methodology should yield customized outputs based on site-specific input data, to enable specification of the optimal budget and staffing levels for each site.

Currently, the VHA does not utilize a staffing model for defining its facilities workforce. Each medical center defines its required facilities staffing. This interim report focuses on the types, availability, usage, and limitations of models in the staffing processes.

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