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.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.