Tag: VA

Former Official: VA Slow to Discipline Employees

on January 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A former agency official says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is slow to discipline employees for misconduct and too willing to settle disciplinary cases without firing the workers involved.

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Trump Taps David Shulkin as VA Secretary

on January 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Donald Trump has announced he will noinate David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ undersecretary of health, to lead the VA.

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Why Trump Still Hasn’t Named a Leader for the VA

on January 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Finding the right person for the job — and someone who actually wants it — remains one of Trump’s biggest challenges less than two weeks before his inauguration.

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AFGE Will Be Fighting Republican VA Reform Efforts

on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump promised to fire incompetent and dishonest Department of Veterans Affairs employees, but he will have to fight the American Federation of Government Employees—the largest federal worker union—every step of the way.

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Trump Continues Search for VA Secretary

on January 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump continued his search for a candidate to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs this week, meeting with at least two choices for the job.

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VA Medical Center Employee Charged With Distributing Heroin

on January 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A sheriff’s department in West Virginia arrested an employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg for allegedly dealing heroin – the second such arrest in three years.

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Latest Phoenix VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

on January 5, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix says that he has been retaliated against for reporting that patients were dying while waiting for care.

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House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records

By on January 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records

The House has voted to pass a bill that would make reprimands remain permanently on a VA employee’s record.

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DOJ Declines to Prosecute VA Employees

on December 30, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A pair of Department of Veterans Affairs officials who defrauded the VA for $400,000 will not face any criminal charges, despite an inspector general's request that they both face a criminal investigation.

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Trump Considering Privatizing Some VA Care

on December 29, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Amid a series of job interviews, Trump met with a group of health care professionals in a discussion that included talk of a system that would allow veterans to use the traditional VA system or opt for private medical facilities.

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