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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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VA Official Reassigned After House Hearing Over Delayed GI Bill Benefits

on November 15, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Computer problems at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed for months or never be delivered.

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VA Launches Revamped Website

By on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Launches Revamped Website

The VA launched a new website this week as part of the agency’s digital modernization effort that it says puts a focus on customer support.

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Feds Find ‘Blatant Disregard’ For Veteran Safety at VA Nursing Home

on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nursing home staff members asleep on their shifts became the focal point of a new internal report about the quality of patient care at one of the VA's lowest ranked nursing homes in the country.

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New Director Promises to Fix Washington DC VA Medical Center

on November 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new full-time director of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center promises fixes and improvements in performance. VA’s internal ratings system lists the DC VA Medical Center as among the worst performing in the nation, officially labelling it “high risk, low performing.”

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After a Year of Turmoil, New VA Secretary Says ‘Waters Are Calmer’

on November 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
In a recent interview, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said his department is on the mend after a tumultuous 2018.

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