At least 40% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be absent at any one time during a severe coronavirus outbreak, the agency estimated. VA’s inspector general and employee unions have also expressed concerns with staffing and supply shortages.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday defended the firing of his deputy secretary, describing the removal as a “simple business decision.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Health Care Act will correct an unintended consequence from a 2010 bill that was supposed to help Veterans Affairs Department fill Senior Executive Service positions.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office says agencies will not have to cut their spending because of sequestration in fiscal 2020, bad news for budget hawks concerned about the national debt.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have formed a new partnership to uncover potential waste, fraud and abuse among veteran health providers.
Lawmakers said they still couldn’t recommend the Department of Veterans Affairs’ accountability office as a safe space for whistleblowers, despite VA’s assertions that the organization is slowly improving.
It’s been more than two years since Congress agreed to overhaul federal administrative leave policies, but agencies are still missing the regulations needed to implement some of the more transformative changes.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate and House Veterans Affairs committee leaders are demanding answers from the VA about claims involving secret wait lists for veterans seeking care.
In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate lawmakers have taken steps to prevent a White House proposal which would result in about 1,000 layoffs at the U.S. Forest Service.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it’s ready for MISSION Act implementation by June 6, despite concerns from Congress, the U.S. Digital Service and at least one veterans service organization who have suggested otherwise.