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Man Lies About Having PTSD to Get VA Disability Payments

By on October 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Lies About Having PTSD to Get VA Disability Payments

A man has pleaded guilty to lying about having PTSD in order to get over $90,000 in VA disability benefits to which he was not legally entitled.

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Former VA Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud Charges

By on October 26, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Former VA Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud Charges

A former VA official pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for enrolling disabled military veterans in for-profit schools.

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VA Announces Milestone in Modernizing Veterans’ Claims Processing

By on October 25, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces Milestone in Modernizing Veterans’ Claims Processing

The VA announced it has reached a new milestone in its efforts to move paper veterans claims to a digital system.

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Senior VA Official Criticized For Displaying Portrait of KKK’s First Grand Wizard

on October 24, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A senior official with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is facing allegations of racism for hanging a portrait of the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard in his office.

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VA Says Morale is Improving Among its Employees

By on October 19, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Says Morale is Improving Among its Employees

There is a positive trend in morale among VA employees according to the latest employee feedback survey results.

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DC VA Medical Center Has a New Director

By on October 12, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DC VA Medical Center Has a New Director

The VA announced that it has appointed a new director of the embattled DC VA Medical Center.

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Unwelcome Sexual Contact Leads to Removal

By on September 27, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Unwelcome Sexual Contact Leads to Removal

Inappropriate conduct of a romantic nature by a female VA employee toward a male employee led to her removal.

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New Law Will Give Some VA Federal Employees Additional Paid Leave

By on September 11, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Law Will Give Some VA Federal Employees Additional Paid Leave

A new law will provide disabled veterans in medical positions at the VA with additional paid leave to seek medical treatment.

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How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

By on September 11, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

How has the VA disability appeals process changed since reform legislation was passed in 2017?

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

By on September 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

Title 38 is a unique hiring authority that applies to some federal employees and one that creates a much different appeals process.

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