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Tweets, Politics, and A Career as a Federal Employee

By on February 26, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tweets, Politics, and A Career as a Federal Employee

Social media is a powerful tool. Federal employees are in a unique position. Can they tweet hostile political opinions to many followers? Is that a good career move?

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VA Secretary: Some Employees Are ‘Going To Be Fired’

on February 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin pledged Thursday to fire VA workers who need to be fired in order to ensure the troubled agency can deliver on its promise to veterans.

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House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does the use of official time at the VA improve veterans’ care, and how much official time is actually used by employees? A recent House Committee hearing sought to find answers to these questions.

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Senate Confirms Treasury, VA Secretary Picks

on February 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Senate has confirmed Donald Trump's picks to lead both the VA and Treasury departments.

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Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

By on February 8, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Paid Time for Union Activity and Government Efficiency

How much time and money are spent at the VA on official time? GAO finds no consistent reporting system.

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Troubled VA Center’s Director Gets New Post While Under Investigation

on February 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The VA abruptly removed the director of a VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La., on Wednesday after a months-long investigation of mismanagement allegations and multiple employee complaints to top VA officials, transferring him to another job in neighboring Mississippi.

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VA Announces Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

By on January 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that direct patient care positions within the agency are exempt from the Trump administration’s hiring freeze.

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VA Committee Chairmen Ask for Agency Exemption From Trump on Hiring Freeze

By on January 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Committee Chairmen Ask for Agency Exemption From Trump on Hiring Freeze

The Chairmen of the House and Senate VA committees sent a letter to President Trump asking for clarification about exempting the VA from the hiring freeze.

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Legislation Introduced in House to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on January 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced in House to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Legislation was recently introduced in the House of Representatives to make it easier to fire VA employees for poor performance.

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Rubio Reintroduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on January 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Rubio Reintroduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced legislation this week that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.

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