Mark Takano

(House Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

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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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Veteran Affairs building near the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2018. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

House Reps want sexual harassment reporting mechanism for veterans at VA facilities

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VA moving too slowly to address sexual harassment failures within its workforce, Congress says

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California Democrat Mark Takano is chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee

Bill in Congress would allow those suspected of crimes to find what algorithms are being used against them

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi TannoWashington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

VA projects high levels of employee absenteeism as coronavirus response ramps up

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The U.S. Capitol building, center, is seen next to the bottom part of the Washington Monument, left, before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, a day after the U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstructing Congress. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

When nasty letters replace real interaction

A sexual assault allegation from inside a VA hospital has led to rancor among officials.

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After TSP changes, feds are pocketing more money for retirement

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office found federal employees are contributing and saving more for retirement, due to two Thrift…

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VA OIG highlights continuing IT security issues with the agency

In today’s Federal Newscast, IT security controls continue to be a material weakness for the financial management systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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