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VA asks Congress to repeal cuts to agency’s award and incentive spending

Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson wrote to Congress this week, asking that it begin work immediately to repeal cuts to the agency’s award…

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Congress skeptical of VA’s $5 million payouts to settle employee disciplinary cases

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House committee subpoenas VA for failed construction project documents

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

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VA board of senior health execs would review disciplinary appeals

Negotiations between the House and Senate VA committees over a new veterans omnibus have stalled, as the Veterans Affairs Department releases more details…

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VA proposes reduced punishments for VBA leaders

Following an investigation by VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson, the agency is recommending a combination of reduced pay and suspension for four VA leaders…

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VA watchdog finds suicide hotline sent callers to voicemail

The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General says the VA’s suicide hotline has been struggling to keep up with the growing volume of calls, and in some cases, veterans have been transferred to voicemail without getting through to a live operator.

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