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Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

By on May 29, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

The VA is successfully implementing recent executive orders to restrict the use of official time and free office space previously used by unions.

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Family Says VA Worker Forced to Go Back to Work 5 Days After Exposure to Coronavirus

on May 26, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The family of an employee of the Washington DC VA Medical Center, who eventually died from complications with COVID-19, said he was required to work inside the hospital while symptomatic.

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Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

By on May 18, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

A VA retiree challenged agency actions against him, arguing it had opened its investigation in retaliation for his whistleblowing in violation of the law.

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Former VA Doctor Indicted on Civil Rights and Sexual Abuse Charges

By on May 14, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Doctor Indicted on Civil Rights and Sexual Abuse Charges

A former VA doctor has been indicted on federal civil rights and abusive sexual contact offenses.

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Is 16 Years Enough?

By on May 11, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Is 16 Years Enough?

A VA doctor, when reassigned from his preferred compressed work schedule, challenged the agency’s action as a violation of a 16-year old settlement agreement.

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Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

By on April 30, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Maximum Penalty Imposed on VA Physician Charged with 15 Hatch Act Violations

OSC announced a decision which found a former VA physician violated the Hatch Act when running for U.S. Senate.

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VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

By on April 22, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

A VA nurse who engaged in several whistleblowing activities accused the agency of illegal reprisals against her. The MSPB found in favor of the agency, but the appeals court sent it back to the Board.

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VA Benefits Recipients Will Get Coronavirus Stimulus Payments

By on April 17, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
VA Benefits Recipients Will Get Coronavirus Stimulus Payments

The IRS has announced that VA benefits recipients will automatically get coronavirus stimulus payments.

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VA Employee to Plead Guilty for Embezzling $70k Using Square App

By on April 17, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Employee to Plead Guilty for Embezzling $70k Using Square App

A VA employee has agreed to plead guilty to stealing nearly $70k worth of agency funds via a mobile app.

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Man Arrested for Attempting to Defraud VA in Multimillion Dollar Coronavirus Scam

By on April 11, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Arrested for Attempting to Defraud VA in Multimillion Dollar Coronavirus Scam

A Georgia man has been charged with trying to sell the VA non-existent protective equipment for the coronavirus totaling over $750 million.

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