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New Law Will Give Some VA Federal Employees Additional Paid Leave

By on September 11, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Law Will Give Some VA Federal Employees Additional Paid Leave

A new law will provide disabled veterans in medical positions at the VA with additional paid leave to seek medical treatment.

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How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

By on September 11, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

How has the VA disability appeals process changed since reform legislation was passed in 2017?

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

By on September 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

Title 38 is a unique hiring authority that applies to some federal employees and one that creates a much different appeals process.

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Inside VA’s Lowest Rated Nursing Homes

on September 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Documents obtained by media outlets provide a glimpse into problems cited at some of the VA's lowest rated nursing homes. The facilities received the lowest ranking of quality as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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45,239 Vacancies at the VA

By on September 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
45,239 Vacancies at the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a new report on vacancies at the agency.

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VA Takes Action to Restrict Collective Bargaining and Official Time

By on August 19, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Takes Action to Restrict Collective Bargaining and Official Time

The VA is clamping down on unions’ use of collective bargaining in some situations.

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New Colorado VA Hospital is State of the Art, and More Than $1 Billion Over Budget

on August 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A replacement for the VA's existing Denver medical center which took 14 years to build saw costs balloon from $328 million to $1.73 billion as of its opening.

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VA Announces Leadership Changes

By on August 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces Leadership Changes

The VA announced four key leadership changes that will soon take effect at the agency.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds from Two Federal Agencies

By on August 8, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds from Two Federal Agencies

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a substantial sum of VA and Social Security benefits.

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VA Staff Plea for Changes at DC Medical Center

on August 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Employees at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington are pleading with the new VA secretary to take action as conditions at the facility have continued to deteriorate even after national leaders swept in more than a year ago, removed the hospital director and sent in patient-care experts to help.

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