Denis McDonough

(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)

VHA begins disciplinary process for employees who haven’t responded to vaccine mandate

The department is still digging through the data, but Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he’s seeing a “bigger number” of employee accommodation…

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday, Sept. 17, to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Now entering: Uncharted territory with the federal vaccine mandate

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(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, Navy veteran Ronnie Jackson, of Blakeslee, Pa., receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Fran McLean at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. Advocates say it’s also a time to take stock of the veteran lives lost to the coronavirus and to recommit to vaccinating those who remain reluctant. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Vaccination rates vary inside VA as mandate expands to broader federal workforce

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(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, Navy veteran Ronnie Jackson, of Blakeslee, Pa., receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Fran McLean at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. Advocates say it’s also a time to take stock of the veteran lives lost to the coronavirus and to recommit to vaccinating those who remain reluctant. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

VHA employee vaccinations on the rise amid surge in COVID cases, deaths

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VA restores official time to health care workforce, agrees to a reset with AFGE

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Few VA employees easily navigating new EHR after training, months of use, auditors say

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VA’s EHR strategic review is complete, but path forward isn’t quite ready for primetime

Veterans Affairs has finished its highly-anticipated strategic review of the electronic health record modernization program, but it needs more time to…

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This May 25, 2021 photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington.  The Biden administration says American citizens holding recently expired U.S. passports will be allowed to return home from abroad on that document until the end of year. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)

US citizens can now self-select their gender on their passports

The State Department makes a big policy change to passports. All federal fighters will likely make no less than $15 dollars an hour. And Guantanamo Bay…

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VA to start providing gender confirmation surgeries for its patients

In today’s Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs plans to add gender confirmation surgery to the list of benefits it offers to vets in its health care system.

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