Veterans Affairs

How the government can improve the work life for veterans and reservists

About one in four federal employees are veterans, spouses of veterans, or reservists. The Interagency Veterans Advisory Council, with 125 agencies participating,…

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA reviewing ‘unacceptable’ racial disparity in veterans receiving benefits

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What services might Veterans Affairs be hiding behind its website?

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi TannoWashington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

2 former VA employees plead guilty to embezzling nearly $3 million from the agency

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What the rollout of the PACT Act teaches us about the link between the employee and customer experience

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FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA hiring to ‘maximum capacity’ to assist vets seeking PACT Act benefits

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi TannoWashington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

Many vets are landing jobs, but the transition can be tough

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VA tries a novel way to ensure veterans get to their medical appointments

The Veterans Health Administration has been working a deal with Uber the ride service to help rural veterans get to their appointments.

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VA considering steps to shorten wait times for veterans needing medical care

Veterans currently experience long wait times for pain management treatment. Allowing nurse anesthesiologists to treat them would speed the process up.

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Nurses at one Veterans Affairs facility win a double-digit pay increase

Registered nurses working for the Veterans Health Administration in Las Vegas recently got a 12% raise. This after promising to hold a big rally. That got management to sit down with the Title 38 employees. For the details, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked with Linda Ward-Smith, president of Local 1224 of the American Federation of Government Employees.

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