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50-Count Indictment Leads to Indefinite Suspension at VA

By on January 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
50-Count Indictment Leads to Indefinite Suspension at VA

An Atlanta VA employee, indicted by a Federal grand jury on 50 counts of making false statements in connection with performing his official duties, was indefinitely suspended by the agency pending the outcome of the criminal case against him.

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Executive Order Directs Agencies to Expand Mental Health Resources for Veterans

By on January 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Directs Agencies to Expand Mental Health Resources for Veterans

President Trump has signed an executive order to expand mental health resources for veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

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What Do Americans Think of Federal Agencies?

By on January 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
What Do Americans Think of Federal Agencies?

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are showing greater overall satisfaction with some larger federal agencies.

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VA Knowingly Hires Doctors With Past Malpractice Claims

on December 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A USA Today investigation found that the VA has a pattern of hiring doctors with a history of malpractice claims against them.

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White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed

By on November 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed

The VA announced that its hotline for veterans is now fully staffed and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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VA Failing to Report Poorly Performing Doctors

By on November 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Failing to Report Poorly Performing Doctors

A GAO report found that the VA is failing to properly report and document poor performance among its healthcare providers.

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Former VA Employee Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Theft

By on November 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Former VA Employee Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Theft

The Justice Department announced an indictment against a former VA employee for a scheme to steal veterans’ benefits money.

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Medical Malpractice Coverups at VA Lead to New Legislation

By on November 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Medical Malpractice Coverups at VA Lead to New Legislation

A media investigation highlighting serious problems at the VA has led to introduction of yet another reform bill aimed at fixing some of the agency’s problems.

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VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals

By on November 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals

A bill to change how care is provided for American veterans could substantially alter the role of the VA.

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Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

The author says that the VA is the perfect testing ground for trying a new approach to hiring veterans.

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