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VA hired 59,000 employees this fiscal year, but still struggles with workforce shortages

The Department of Veterans Affairs hired thousands of health care employees through a streamlined hiring process since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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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)

McDonough: 6 VA health care workers fired for not following COVID-19 workplace protocols

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VA looks to do more with fewer facilities as it rethinks real estate needs

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Omnibus spending bill sets higher maximum salaries for some VA health care workers

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VA plan to rethink real-estate footprint calls for closing some medical facilities, building others

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VA launches automation pilot to process veteran disability claims faster

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing its backlog of disability claims faster than ever before, but is looking to accelerate this pace through…

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Cadets salute during the National Anthem prior to the NCAA college football game between the Army Black Knights and Massachusetts at Michie Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in West Point, N.Y. The U.S. military academies provide a key pipeline into the leadership of the armed services and have welcomed more racially diverse students each year for the better part of the last decade. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Service members who lose their job during deployment get more help in their corner

In today’s Federal Newscast, service members facing job loss after returning from deployment will see a renewed focus from two of their most staunch defenders.

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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)

McDonough warns of ‘deleterious’ impact of full-year continuing resolution on VA operations

Congress has punted the tough debates on government funding for the rest of fiscal 2022 until mid-February, but Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said he’s already worrying about the prospect of a full-year continuing resolution.

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