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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

By on July 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

Recently introduced legislation would undo the expedited removal procedures recently enacted through law for federal employees at the VA.

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Lawmakers Demand Secret VA Nursing Home Data Be Released After Report

on June 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Several members of Congress demanded Tuesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs release a full complement of nursing home data that the agency has kept hidden from the public for years, citing a recent USA Today and Boston Globe investigation into the state of care at VA facilities.

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Secret VA Nursing Home Ratings Hide Poor Quality Care of Elderly Vets

on June 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nearly half of VA nursing homes nationwide – 60 – received the agency's  lowest ranking of one out of five stars as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to documents obtained by USA Today.

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GAO: Long Waits Under VA’s Expanded Private Health Program

on June 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A VA program designed to give veterans greater access to private doctors has failed to provide care within 30 days as promised due to faulty data and poor record-keeping that could take years to remedy, according to a government investigation released Monday.

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VA Announces New Acting Secretary

By on May 30, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces New Acting Secretary

The VA announced that Peter O’Rourke will serve as the agency’s new Acting Secretary.

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VA MISSION Act May Soon Give Veterans Access to Private Sector Care

on May 24, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation that has recently passed both the House and the Senate expands the private health care options for veterans by extending the current VA choice program.

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Indefinite Suspension of VA Firefighter for Stalking Is Upheld

By on May 23, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Indefinite Suspension of VA Firefighter for Stalking Is Upheld

An arbitrator, and now the appeals court, has upheld the indefinite suspension of a VA employee in connection with several incidents of his “stalking” of female coworkers.

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Trump Donates His First Quarter Salary to VA

By on May 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The White House announced that President Trump has donated his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Lawmakers Want Hearing on Problems at DC VA Medical Center

By on May 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Hearing on Problems at DC VA Medical Center

Four Congressmen are calling for an investigation into a series of problems at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.

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Fly Infestation Causes VA Hospital to Postpone Over 80 Surgeries

By on May 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A fly infestation at a Los Angeles VA hospital led to closing operating rooms and delaying surgeries. Bug lights are installed to trap the insects as well.

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