In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have formed a new partnership to uncover potential waste, fraud and abuse among veteran health providers.
Lawmakers said they still couldn’t recommend the Department of Veterans Affairs’ accountability office as a safe space for whistleblowers, despite VA’s assertions that the organization is slowly improving.
Last year, VAs medical facilities had vacancy rates of 11%. That’s why management of care stays stuck on the high risk list maintained by the GAO.
A scathing review by VA’s inspector general found the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection failed to meet the missions Congress gave it, and may have actually put whistleblowers in danger.
As agencies begin to review the recent results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the Office of Personnel Management has a new toolkit to help supervisors better understand and digest the feedback.
To deepen its ability to root out health care fraud, the VA OIG has teamed up with its counterpart at the Justice Department.
Enactment of laws establishing veteran-owned businesses as a distinct class is done a lot to help veterans.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Offices says one-third of the Veterans Affairs workforce is eligible to retire by 2022, and the agency has no succession plan in place.
The Veterans Legacy Project has launched a website to create a more modern and robust memorial space for veterans.
VA’s National Cemetery Administration recently launched a project to give the deceased vets a new life online, where visitors can find out more about who they were.
Vocational rehab is a major effort at the Department of Veterans Affairs as it tries to get veterans with service-related disabilities into gainful employment.
The Office of Personnel Management on Friday instructed agencies to begin implementing the president’s workforce executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee removals.
The inspectors general for the Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs are setting up a new VA health care fraud task force.
A two-year investigation by Vietnam Veterans of America concluded foreign online trolls are systematically targeting US service members and veterans.