Within 180 days of enactment, H.R. 5864 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish qualifications and performance metrics for each human resource position with the Veterans Health Administration. Within one year of enactment, the bill also would require VA and the Government Accountability Office to report to the Congress on the qualifications and standardized performance metrics for those positions. Based on the resources needed to address similar requirements, CBO estimates that implementing this bill would cost less than $500,000 over the 2019-2023 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting H.R. 5864 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5864 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 5864 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.