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Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

By on November 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

Federal employee unions have filed a lawsuit against the VA over restrictions the agency placed on the use of official time.

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VA Official Reassigned After House Hearing Over Delayed GI Bill Benefits

on November 15, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Computer problems at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed for months or never be delivered.

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VA Launches Revamped Website

By on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Launches Revamped Website

The VA launched a new website this week as part of the agency’s digital modernization effort that it says puts a focus on customer support.

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Feds Find ‘Blatant Disregard’ For Veteran Safety at VA Nursing Home

on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nursing home staff members asleep on their shifts became the focal point of a new internal report about the quality of patient care at one of the VA's lowest ranked nursing homes in the country.

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New Director Promises to Fix Washington DC VA Medical Center

on November 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new full-time director of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center promises fixes and improvements in performance. VA’s internal ratings system lists the DC VA Medical Center as among the worst performing in the nation, officially labelling it “high risk, low performing.”

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After a Year of Turmoil, New VA Secretary Says ‘Waters Are Calmer’

on November 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
In a recent interview, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said his department is on the mend after a tumultuous 2018.

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New VA Secretary Rejects Call To Suspend Fatal Dog Experiments, Says They May Help Veterans

on November 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is rejecting a call for the agency to suspend invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs because he says they could potentially advance medical research and lead to breakthroughs that could help veterans.

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Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

By on November 6, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

A former federal employee with the VA and OPM will be serving time in prison for stealing from a veteran and fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.

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VA Moves Ahead with Canine Medical Experiments Despite Criticism

on November 1, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pushing forward with invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs as part of the VA's medical research program despite controversy over the procedures.

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VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

By on October 31, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

The VA has announced changes to its pension regulations to help ensure that only veterans with a genuine need receive the benefits.

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