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Lawmakers Calling for Action After Veteran Suicides at VA Facilities

on April 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for more to be done to prevent veteran suicides after three former service members took their lives at Veterans Affairs facilities within five days earlier this month.

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Senators Don’t Want Veterans to Pay for VA’s Benefits Errors

By on March 25, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Don’t Want Veterans to Pay for VA’s Benefits Errors

Legislation has been reintroduced that would shield veterans from having to pay back benefits they received as a result of the VA’s errors.

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Former VA Official Sentenced for $2 Million Bribery Scheme

By on February 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Official Sentenced for $2 Million Bribery Scheme

A former VA official has been sentenced for his role in a $2 million scheme in which he took bribes in return for enrolling disabled military veterans into schools.

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New Law Allows Agencies to Pay Interest for Mistakes on Military Service Deposits

By on January 3, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Law Allows Agencies to Pay Interest for Mistakes on Military Service Deposits

A new law would authorize agencies to pay interest to federal employees on mistakes made in calculating military service deposits.

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Apple Launches Discount Program for Veterans and Military

By on December 7, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Apple Launches Discount Program for Veterans and Military

Apple has launched a discount program for active duty military and veterans with discounts on many of its products including iPhone and Apple Watches.

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VA Slams NBC News Story About Not Reimbursing Veterans Under GI Bill

By on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Slams NBC News Story About Not Reimbursing Veterans Under GI Bill

The VA said in a statement that a story published by NBC News which said some veterans would not be reimbursed GI Bill benefits they are owed is false.

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VA Says It Won’t Reimburse Underpaid GI Bill Benefits Recipients

on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Student veterans reported they weren't getting benefits payments on time or there were errors which the VA blamed on computer problems. The agency also said it doesn't plan to reimburse those who were underpaid.

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Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

By on November 28, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

Recently introduced legislation would prevent collection of overpayment debt from veterans resulting from errors made by the VA in paying benefits.

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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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Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

By on November 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

The author says that taking steps to hire veterans is one that can produce quality new hires within the federal workforce.

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