1. REASON FOR ISSUE: This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Handbook establishes procedures to implement the objectives and requirements of VA Directive 0700, Administrative Investigations. It is intended to promote effectiveness and uniformity in the conduct and reporting of administrative investigations within VA, and to enhance the usefulness of investigative reports.
2. SUMMARY OFCONTENTS: This VA Handbook establishes operational requirements and procedures for convening, conducting, reporting, and reviewing administrative investigations. The appendices to this instruction provide definitions, work-aids and advisory materials.
3. RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: The General Counsel is responsible for the recertification and contents of this Handbook. Questions may be referred to Regional Counsel or to the Office of the General Counsel (023) as appropriate.
4. RELATED DIRECTIVE:VA Directive 0700, Administrative Investigations.
5. RESCISSIONS: None.