The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act is expected to become law. These are some of the key changes impacting employee disciplinary procedures.
A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make changes including creating an expedited appeal process for VA employees and alter existing appeal procedures.
Legislation is moving in Congress to make it quicker and easier to fire VA employees. The bill would also have provisions to protect whistleblowers and to encourage managers to address performance problems.
President Trump has issued a proclamation for Public Service Recognition Week to honor the work of federal employees and to ask for their help in making government operate more efficiently.
The author says that the Trump administration’s approach to government is causing great uncertainty among Federal workers.
A new report found numerous problems with patient care at a VA facility. Here is a summary and solutions suggested to improve caring for veterans in the VA.
The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.