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VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

By on May 11, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

The author says that AFGE’s PR campaign about a collective bargaining agreement with the VA is likely more hype than truth.

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VA Publishes Code of Integrity for its Employees

By on April 30, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Publishes Code of Integrity for its Employees

The VA recently published a new Code of Integrity to set the ethical standards and obligations of its employees.

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Lawmakers Calling for Action After Veteran Suicides at VA Facilities

on April 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for more to be done to prevent veteran suicides after three former service members took their lives at Veterans Affairs facilities within five days earlier this month.

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Manager at Loma Linda VA Center Found To Be Convicted Murderer

on April 28, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Edwin Winslow Bennett was still on parole for the 1989 gangland-style execution of a business rival when he began a meteoric rise through the managerial ranks at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. He is now the project manager for the VA’s Ambulatory Care Center in Redlands, CA.

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Man Pretends to Be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits

By on April 9, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pretends to Be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits

A Connecticut man pleaded guilty to stealing over $70,000 in benefits payments from the VA by posing as his dead sister.

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Washington DC VA Medical Center Employees Say They Still Lack Resources

on April 3, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
One year after a scathing internal report detailed mismanagement at the Washington DC VA Medical Center, the facility is dogged by stubborn problems and still faces hurdles to improve its performance according to federal employees who work there.

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Veterans Harmed at VA Nursing Homes In 25 States, Inspections Find

on March 28, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Newly released inspection reports paint a discouraging picture of the care that veterans have received at VA nursing homes throughout the country.

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Senators Don’t Want Veterans to Pay for VA’s Benefits Errors

By on March 25, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Don’t Want Veterans to Pay for VA’s Benefits Errors

Legislation has been reintroduced that would shield veterans from having to pay back benefits they received as a result of the VA’s errors.

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Report Highlights Link Between Employee Engagement and Patient Care at VA Facilities

By on March 25, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Report Highlights Link Between Employee Engagement and Patient Care at VA Facilities

A new analysis of data at VA medical centers finds that there is a direct link between employee morale and the quality of patient care.

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Former VA Official Sentenced for $2 Million Bribery Scheme

By on February 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Official Sentenced for $2 Million Bribery Scheme

A former VA official has been sentenced for his role in a $2 million scheme in which he took bribes in return for enrolling disabled military veterans into schools.

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