The mission of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) is to recognize and meet the legitimate requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Its essential goal is to guarantee the fair and loyal execution of the laws, guidelines and strategies that the Secretary has liability regarding regulating, and by so doing empower the Department to achieve its central goal of the administration to our Nation’s veterans.
General Counsel: Richard A. Sauber
The General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs issues composed lawful assessments having a precedential impact in settlings and requests including veterans’ advantages under laws regulated by VA.
The General Counsel’s understandings on lawful issues, contained in such feelings, are indisputable with respect to all VA authorities and workers in the matter at issue as well as in later mediations and requests, without an adjustment of controlling resolution or guideline, Court choice, or an overriding composed legitimate assessment of the General Counsel.
VA gives these feelings to give the public notification of those translations of the General Counsel that should be continued in future advantage matters and to help veterans’ advantage inquirers and their delegates in the indictment of advantage guarantee.
One more significant expert obligation inside the Office of General Counsel is an organization of cases emerging under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).