U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Lady CPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Work environment likely to be variable depending on the site you work at and individual supervisors. No maternity leave or short term disability is available - maternity leave is a compilation of your own accrued sick/vacation leave, donated leave from other employees, borrowed leave (that you borrow in advance from yourself and must pay back monetarily if you do not return to work), and FMLA. Women and men appear to be treated equally (there are a majority of women in my field) but there may be variability among sites.

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Gain as much experience as you can. Take copious notes. Rub elbows & get references. Then move on.

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Lady Pepsi

Employees were verbally encouraging and accommodating regarding my recent pregnancy and maternity leave, however there are many inconvenient practicalities that my VA location, which is large and well-funded, needs to address. For instance, human resources was unable to provide me with the correct paperwork to request advance paid leave (which consisted of my vacation and sick time for the year) despite multiple calls and assurance that I was "all set." As a result, several weeks into my leave I was surprised to learn that I had technically become "overdrawn" on my sick time, and my boss as well as the entire administration of my department was emailed about it. Highly embarrassing! I had to file a retroactive request for the leave. Also, there is no convenient parking for expectant mothers unless you are able to procure a handicap placard for yourself. The employee parking garage (5 stories) has no elevator. Also, there is no lactation room at my hospital such that my department has to reserve a conference room daily where I can pump.

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How do women feel about working at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? 40% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 20% would recommend U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 2.6 out of 5. What are the benefits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers 1.5 weeks of paid maternity leave, 16 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

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