Bob McDonald

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Under mounting pressure to free convicts as a last act, Obama is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before leaving office in two weeks. But don’t expect many famous offenders to make the list. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama administration looks back on management successes

Two weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration has highlighted some of the management milestones it’s achieved over…

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Touting 2 years of progress, McDonald hopes Trump will continue VA transformation

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Devil’s in the details for implementing VA Commission recommendations

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Obama weighs in on VA Commission’s health care suggestions

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VA Secretary Bob McDonald/MIchael BonfigliVA Secretary Bob McDonald said his department should be compared with other healthcare businesses, not federal agencies. (Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)

Veterans omnibus hits ‘stumbling block’ in Senate

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VA Secretary Bob McDonald/MIchael BonfigliVA Secretary Bob McDonald said his department should be compared with other healthcare businesses, not federal agencies. (Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)

RIFs, a new CIO and 3 other takeaways from VA Commission on Care

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Repackaged House bill extends same controversial VA firing procedures to all SES

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VA’s McDonald: 2016 can be a turning point for department

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says Congress needs to support the agency through reform legislation and full funding if lawmakers want to see…

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VA Secretary Bob McDonald/MIchael BonfigliVA Secretary Bob McDonald said his department should be compared with other healthcare businesses, not federal agencies. (Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)

Compare us to other businesses, not federal agencies, VA leader says

VA Secretary Bob McDonald said his department is different enough from other federal agencies that a separate personnel system is appropriate for VA senior…

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New SES performance management options hiding in Senate VA omnibus

At nearly 400 pages, the Veterans First Act, which the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee introduced last week, covers everything from veterans homelessness to more flexible work hours for VA doctors and nurses. But VA’s senior executives are still the main target of the legislation.

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