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Former VBA Employee Sentenced for Illegally Accessing Veterans’ Records

By on January 24, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VBA Employee Sentenced for Illegally Accessing Veterans’ Records

A former federal employee with the Veterans Benefits Administration has been sentenced to prison for illegally accessing veterans’ medical records.

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Should the VA be Providing Acupuncture Services to Veterans?

By on December 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should the VA be Providing Acupuncture Services to Veterans?

Legislation has been introduced to require the VA to expand access to acupuncture services.

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VA Blasts AFGE for Allowing ‘A Culture of Sexual Harassment’ to Thrive

on November 23, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday blasted the nation’s largest federal employees union for tolerating a “culture of sexual harassment” and demanded assurances that the union is doing its utmost to protect VA employees.

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Squeezing Union Influence in Agencies

By on November 21, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Squeezing Union Influence in Agencies

OPM’s advice to agencies on controlling federal union time and expenses is now in effect. Here is an analysis.

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VA Clamping Down on Official Time and Union Office Space

By on November 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Clamping Down on Official Time and Union Office Space

The VA is moving to implement President Trump’s executive orders which will put new restrictions on unions’ use of official time and office space.

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Former VA Employee Charged with Health Care Fraud

By on November 13, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Employee Charged with Health Care Fraud

A former VA employee, his daughter and ex-wife are facing charges of health care fraud in excess of $300,000.

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How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

By on November 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

A new law has changed the VA disability benefits claim process. Here is a summary of the changes.

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Sanders Proposes Expanded VA Services

on November 11, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is proposing a plan to expand Veterans Affairs services and hire 50,000 new agency employees according to an agenda he released to coincide with Veterans Day.

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VA Left Veterans’ Personal Data at Risk

on October 28, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs found that numerous VA and agency-affiliated employees across the country had access to sensitive information stored on two unprotected shared servers which left the personal data of veterans at risk.

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Former VA Secretary Claims Trump Weighed Closing Parts of Health System

on October 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin has claimed that President Trump considered issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress.

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