Denis McDonough

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)FILE- A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The number of Americans getting a COVID-19 vaccine has been rising in recent days as virus cases once again surge and officials raise dire warnings about the consequences of remaining unvaccinated.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

VA mandates COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers

Title 38 health care workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs will have eight weeks to get fully vaccinated, per a new mandate from the agency.

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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

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(Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Denis McDonough speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Pent up demand for VA services driving record 2022 budget request, agency says

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Biden administration sets mid-July deadline to finalize agency reentry plans

Agencies must finalize reentry plans and post-pandemic workforce policies by July 19, the Biden administration said Tuesday. The Social Security Administration…

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Fake invoices cost complicit contractor $50M

A defense contractor that created fake invoices, pays the government $50 million. OPM has elevated is office of diversity and inclusion. And, if given…

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VA’s unreliable infrastructure estimates raise more questions about EHR’s cost

The Department of Veterans Affairs underestimated the costs of the physical infrastructure upgrades needed to prepare VA medical facilities for its new electronic health record. VA’s IG said those upgrades may cost between $3.1 and 3.7 billion.

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