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Congress wants more ‘walk,’ less ‘talk’ on diversity and inclusion efforts at VA

Employees worry recent initiatives designed to raise the profile of diversity and inclusion within the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t trickle down…

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VBA says it will reduce disability claims backlog by fall, but Congress isn’t so sure

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VA launches strategic review, considers schedule changes amid concerns with new EHR

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More paid leave for feds on the table, as COVID-19 reconciliation talks begin

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Federal pay gap between men and women is narrowing, GAO reports

In today’s Federal Newscast: The Federal pay gap between men and woman has narrowed, but it’s still there. Two congressmen want to stop government funding…

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Third time’s the charm? VA sets new date for initial electronic health record rollout

After multiple delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs is roughly three weeks away from the initial rollout of its electronic health record modernization…

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Without clear standards, veterans are in the dark on community care wait times

The Department of Veterans Affairs said standard community care wait times, similar to the metrics it has for its own health services, aren’t necessary, especially if it cleans up its own bureaucratic referral and scheduling process.

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