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My Father and the Dysfunctional, Broken VA

on August 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A woman shares her story about helping her father get care for his cancer treatment at the VA.

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

By on August 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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VA Says It Was Forced to Rehire Fired DC Medical Director

By on August 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Says It Was Forced to Rehire Fired DC Medical Director

The MSPB has issued a stay order requiring the VA to rehire the former Washington, DC medical director that it fired in July.

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Whistleblower Gets Job In New Accountability Office at Trumps’ VA

on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A government worker who has testified in Congress about problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs has a job at the new office aimed at protecting VA whistleblowers from retaliation.

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A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

By on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

AFGE scored several legislative victories in the House of Representatives last week.

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Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

By on July 30, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

Congress has sent legislation to the White House that would institute a number of HR requirements for the VA.

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VA Legislation Roundup: Employee Bonuses, Marijuana, and Canine Medical Research

By on July 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Legislation Roundup: Employee Bonuses, Marijuana, and Canine Medical Research

The House issued several votes this week that could potentially impact future regulations at the VA.

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Labor Secretary Wants To Reform Occupational Licensing

By on July 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Labor Secretary Wants To Reform Occupational Licensing

The Labor Secretary is advocating loosening or abolishing some occupational licensing that could help lower agency labor costs.

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Manchester VA Official Removed Over Substandard Care Allegations

on July 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire's only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of "dangerously substandard care."

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Whistleblowers Say Manchester VA Hospital is Endangering Patients

on July 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Whistleblowers say a four-star VA hospital in New Hampshire is plagued with problems reminiscent of those found in a third-world country.

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