Tag: VA

Report: VA Facility Served Food Trays with Cockroaches to Patients

By on May 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Report: VA Facility Served Food Trays with Cockroaches to Patients

A VA Inspector General’s report substantiated claims that cockroaches were present in the kitchen facility at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

Continue Reading »

How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

By on May 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House sets spending priorities for large federal agencies. Here is a summary for some key agencies.

Continue Reading »

VA Bureaucracy Continues To Protect Bad Employees, Hurt U.S. Troops

on May 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The authors of legislation to reform the VA make their case by detailing recent problems within the agency that they say will be improved with passage of their bill.

Continue Reading »

Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

By on May 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make changes including creating an expedited appeal process for VA employees and alter existing appeal procedures.

Continue Reading »

Making It Quicker and Easier to Fire VA Employees

Making It Quicker and Easier to Fire VA Employees

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.

Continue Reading »

Veteran Says He Nearly Operated on Himself When VA Wouldn’t Pay Bill

on May 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A veteran threatened to operate on himself live on social media when the VA refused to pay his medical bill.

Continue Reading »

Appeals Court Rules on Former VA Director’s Termination

Appeals Court Rules on Former VA Director’s Termination

In an early test of the new law designed to make it easier to fire DVA senior executives and to streamline the appeals process, the appeals court has handed down a significant ruling that presents a mixed bag.

Continue Reading »

VA Secretary Considering Closing Over 1,100 VA Facilities

on May 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector.

Continue Reading »

VA Fires Louisiana Director Amid Scandal, Secret Wait Lists

on May 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The director of the beleaguered Shreveport VA hospital in Louisiana has been fired following a three-year tenure filled with scandal including accusations of covering up a secret wait-list, creating severe staffing shortages and refusing to buy essentials like vital signs machines, linens or mattresses.

Continue Reading »

Woman Heading to Prison for Defrauding VA of Almost $400k in Benefits

By on May 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Woman Heading to Prison for Defrauding VA of Almost $400k in Benefits

A Florida woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to falsely obtaining benefits from the VA.

Continue Reading »

Top