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Trump’s VA Reform Plan Currently Running ‘Ahead of Schedule’

By on March 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”

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Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

New legislation would make all Veterans Health Administration facilities completely smoke free.

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VA Suicide Hotline Still Riddled With Problems

on March 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The VA suicide hotline is still sending nearly a third of calls to outside back-up centers despite pledges by Veterans Affairs officials to stop the practice last year after a scathing report found the centers had routed veterans to voicemail, an inspector general investigation found.

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Do As This Former VA Employee Says, Not As He Does

By on March 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Do As This Former VA Employee Says, Not As He Does

A Veterans Affairs employee, claiming to be a protected whistleblower, was removed for mishandling a radiological substance, the very activity that he had blown the whistle on with regard to others at his facility.

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House Passes Legislation to Streamline VA’s Hiring Procedures

By on March 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation to Streamline VA’s Hiring Procedures

The House has passed legislation designed to improve the VA’s ability to hire and retain quality federal employees.

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House Passes Legislation Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on March 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

The House passed legislation that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance as well as allow the agency Secretary to reduce employee pensions under certain conditions.

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VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

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.

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Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

By on March 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

A new bill would reduce retirement income for some federal employees working as federal union representatives while being paid by the federal government.

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Legislation Reintroduced in Congress to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on March 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced in Congress to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced in Congress to make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.

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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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