To be considered for the Without Compensation appointment, send the following documents to Natalie Robinson at Natalie.Robinson3@va.gov:
Without Compensation (WOC) appointments need to complete appropriate credentialing and background investigation, according to the duties of the position. Acceptance of services by qualified individuals, directly or indirectly involved in patient care activities on a WOC basis, is permissible provided they are not utilized and expected to perform work for which funds are provided on a continuing basis. This applies to physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, nurses, nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, expanded-function dental auxiliaries, certified respiratory therapy technicians or registered respiratory therapists, licensed physical therapists, licensed practical or vocational nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, students, and/or trainees in medical support programs from affiliated institutions and other professional, research, technical, clerical, and unskilled personnel who may be appointed on a WOC basis.
Non-citizens may be utilized on a WOC basis when no qualified citizens are available and it is determined to be in the best interest of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Students enrolled in academic programs that are on a WOC appointment through an affiliate, and are non-citizens, must provide appropriate documentation. The non-citizen must provide proof of employment authorization issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service). The most probable approval for WOC appointment of a non-U.S. citizen is for a candidate with Permanent Residency status, if recruitment requirements have been met. Foreign nationals holding non-immigrant work-related visas are generally limited to receive WOC appointment by Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations.
For more information contact Farrokh Alemi Ph.D. at 727 398 9368.