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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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Top 10 Things VA Employees Should Know the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

By on January 28, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Top 10 Things VA Employees Should Know the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

These are ten important things federal employees at the VA should know about the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Prevention Act.

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VA Slams NBC News Story About Not Reimbursing Veterans Under GI Bill

By on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Slams NBC News Story About Not Reimbursing Veterans Under GI Bill

The VA said in a statement that a story published by NBC News which said some veterans would not be reimbursed GI Bill benefits they are owed is false.

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VA Says It Won’t Reimburse Underpaid GI Bill Benefits Recipients

on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Student veterans reported they weren't getting benefits payments on time or there were errors which the VA blamed on computer problems. The agency also said it doesn't plan to reimburse those who were underpaid.

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Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

By on November 28, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

Recently introduced legislation would prevent collection of overpayment debt from veterans resulting from errors made by the VA in paying benefits.

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Teleworking as a Reasonable Accommodation is an Essential Right Granted to the Federal Employee

By on November 28, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Teleworking as a Reasonable Accommodation is an Essential Right Granted to the Federal Employee

Telework can be a reasonable accommodation provided to federal employees. The author looks at a court decision that illustrates how it can apply.

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Does the VA Need a New Mission Statement?

By on November 27, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Need a New Mission Statement?

Should the VA’s mission statement be changed to be more gender neutral? Some in Congress think so and have introduced legislation to change it.

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Man Lies Twice About Being a Veteran to Get Benefits

By on November 27, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Lies Twice About Being a Veteran to Get Benefits

A man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying not once, but twice, about being a veteran in order to receive almost $200,000 in benefits.

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Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records

on November 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Apple Inc. is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans, a partnership that would simplify patients’ hospital visits and allow the technology giant to tap millions of new customers, according to people familiar with the effort.

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Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

By on November 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Unions Sue VA Over Official Time Restrictions

Federal employee unions have filed a lawsuit against the VA over restrictions the agency placed on the use of official time.

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