Hello, I have recently been hired by the VA and feel as though I was hired at the wrong level. I obtained my BSN in 3 of 2015, however, prior to that, I have been and worked consistently as an RN since 10/2009. That is over 5 years of RN experience, starting off in the MICU, then doing IR, and now hired by the VA back in a MICU. My salary is much lower than the private sector. I took a $17K pay cut, and now I feel as if I made a mistake.I understand the benefits are great with the VA but I live in NYC where our hospitals are unionized and the benefits are just as good as the VA, but with a much higher pay rate.Can someone let me know how to go about determining if I was hired at the correct level and grade? I was hired as a RN 1, Level 2, Step 5.I also believe I have 30 days to dispute this which means I only have about a week left until I have been here for 30 days.Thank you for your input.It is hard to navigate the VA where I work because I am constantly being redirected to a different department that is supposed to be able to help me.