I really had to hunt for any information about this academy but there is was, in small print, mis-named, on the Baltimore VARO webpage.
The Baltimore Regional Office is co-located with the Eastern Area Human Resource Center (HRC) and the VBA Training Academy.
Recruits travel to MD and live in a hotel. They study M-F and have weekends off. The recruits used to spend three weeks at the school. They now study for eight weeks (page 3). That pace is still hurried but a little saner. The previous 3-week residency period was woefully inadequate for the important tasks facing new hires.
The public needs more information about the Veterans’ Benefits Academy, its curriculum and budget. What is taught there? It’s a secret. Where is it? The VA would rather you didn’t ask.
Ed. note: Member Harry and founder of HCVets sends me this morsel.