Your supervisor, with instructions from the director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, will determine your work status during an emergency situation. Do not assume you are excused especially if your position has been designated essential. Talk to your supervisor today about your status and how you should contact him or her during a crisis. Patient care continues and your presence may be crucial to continued hospital operations.
During a VA-declared emergency:
If you cannot make it to work and are unable to contact your supervisor, then please go to the
VA Employee Emergency Information web site
to post information about you and your status in this emergency.
VA Employees should return to this page for updates. For more information about this emergency, go to our main
VA Employee Helpline:
During emergencies, VA employees may call 1-866-233-0152 for assistance and
information about VA facilities.
VISN 16 Employee Helpline: During emergencies, VA employees may call toll-free 1-866-208-5307 for assistance and guidance.
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