Congress has passed legislation that would provide a cost of living adjustment for disabled veterans receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other compensation for survivors of veterans who have died as a result of their service to the country.
U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) have introduced legislation that would take back bonuses paid to employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who were involved in the manipulation of electronic waitlists.
With the VA making national headlines as a result of the falsified waiting times and paying of employee bonuses based on inaccurate data, how much was paid out in bonuses to employees of the Veterans Health Administration? Here are results from the FedSmith.com database of individual federal employee bonus payments in the Veterans Health Administration in recent years.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released a new report based on a year-long investigation of VA hospitals around the nation that chronicled the inappropriate conduct and incompetence within the VA that led to well-documented veteran deaths and delays.
President Obama announced Friday that he has accepted the resignation of VA secretary Eric Shinseki over the growing problems at the agency.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) says the recent problems at VA have been caused by staffing shortages.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced a disability claims backlog but more work remains to be done, according to recent testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
At least 85 nurses in the VA are working as full-time union representatives. Two Senators are questioning the impact on veterans of federal employees working as full-time union representatives.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that GI Bill is now a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and VA is the sole owner of the mark.
Congressmen Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Richard Burr (R-NC) have called for VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich to be removed from his position following an Inspector General report outlining excessive spending on recent conferences.