Tag: VA

Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

The author says that the VA is the perfect testing ground for trying a new approach to hiring veterans.

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VA Conceals Shoddy Care And Health Workers’ Mistakes

on October 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A USA TODAY investigation found that the VA has for years concealed mistakes and misdeeds by staff members entrusted with the care of veterans.

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VA to Begin Disclosing Agency Secretary’s Official Travel

By on September 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA to Begin Disclosing Agency Secretary’s Official Travel

In an effort to bolster transparency, the VA will begin posting a list of all official travel by the agency secretary on its website.

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VA Fires Former DC Medical Center Director… Again

By on September 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Fires Former DC Medical Center Director… Again

The VA announced that it has fired the former DC Medical Center Director for the second time using its authority under the new VA Accountability Act.

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VA Has a New ‘Wait List’ Problem

on August 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a growing problem with veterans waiting to see doctors outside the VA as promised under the Veterans Choice Program.

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VA Psychiatrist Had Inappropriate Sexual Contact with His Patient

By on August 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Psychiatrist Had Inappropriate Sexual Contact with His Patient

A VA psychiatrist faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to witness tampering after having a sexual relationship with a female patient.

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New Law Changing Appeals Process at the VA

By on August 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Law Changing Appeals Process at the VA

President Trump has signed into law provisions that will change the appeals process for veterans seeking certain benefits from the VA.

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My Father and the Dysfunctional, Broken VA

on August 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A woman shares her story about helping her father get care for his cancer treatment at the VA.

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How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

By on August 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

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VA Says It Was Forced to Rehire Fired DC Medical Director

By on August 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Says It Was Forced to Rehire Fired DC Medical Director

The MSPB has issued a stay order requiring the VA to rehire the former Washington, DC medical director that it fired in July.

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