Will VA real-time tracking plan include employees?

Unions representing Veterans Affairs employees disapprove of the agency's real-time location system that may also track staff, reports NextGov.

Procurement documents state the real-time location system should have the "ability to track equipment, staff and patients at VA facilities (and the interactions thereof), with the objective of monitoring business and clinical activities." However a VA spokeswoman told NextGov there is no official plan for tagging staff. Union representatives from the American Federation of Government Employees, National Nurses United-VA and National Association of Government Employees object to tracking employees for reasons including compromised patient care and electronic interference from tags.

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