Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Work Status for Employees

Situation Update

Last updated on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:59 PM CST

Director statement regarding reporting for duty:
At this time, all Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center facilities are fully operational. Your supervisor, with instructions from the Medical Center Director, 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 Emergency Information page.

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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