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VA Reports Five Coronavirus Cases As It Steps Up Screening, Restrictions

on March 12, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Veterans Affairs medical facilities across the country are screening patients and restricting visitors to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus as the agency grapples with five cases of COVID-19.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

By on March 4, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

As a recent court case shows, the time period (or lack thereof) on a settlement agreement can have surprising consequences for federal employees.

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Bill Would Give All VA Employees New Paid Parental Leave Benefit

By on March 3, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Give All VA Employees New Paid Parental Leave Benefit

Legislation has been introduced that would formally ensure that all VA employees would be covered by the new paid parental leave benefit.

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VA Employee Charged with Embezzling $70k Using Square App

By on February 6, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Employee Charged with Embezzling $70k Using Square App

A VA employee has been charged in federal court with embezzling nearly $70,000 in VA funds.

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Grand Jury Hearing Evidence in Potential Serial Killer Case at West Virginia VA Hospital

on January 30, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to hear evidence in the case of a potential serial killer at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia, according to an individual briefed on the case.

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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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