The Veterans Benefits Administration announced plans to reset its implementation of portions of the Forever GI Act, but the approach sparked confusion from some lawmakers.
Veterans eligible for monthly caregivers sometimes have a hard time accessing the program, according to the VA inspector general Michael Missal,
As the Veterans Affairs Department tries to solve staffing problems, the department’s inspector general finished its first-ever examination of what the workforce shortfalls look like at a local level.
Senate Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and three other senators are asking the VA inspector general to review the department's implementation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
Lawmakers want to re-examine the structure of the Veterans Health Administration after a report the Veterans Affairs Inspector General referred to as “serious” and “disturbing.”
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee releases the expanded Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act report card today, five agencies saw their grades go up, 11 saw them go down.
VA IG says officials at almost every level were made aware of problems over the course of four years, but failed to fix them.
In today's Federal Newscast, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to explain why he decided to nix an idea to have the Postal Service work with the Census Bureau.
A just released report from the VA IG office finds six material weaknesses within the agency.
Veterans Affairs Department auditors have been looking veterans' health care lately and have uncovered some disturbing issues.
A Veterans Affairs Inspector General report caused the agency to take immediate action and rethink who it put in charge of the Washington, D.C. medical center. The report detailed serious deficiencies in inventory management, including surgeries and other procedures being performed with expired or possibly non-sterile materials, or postponed due to a lack of supplies altogether.
Veterans Affairs Department employees are now answering 99.8 percent of veterans' calls to the VA crisis hotline, and fewer than 1 percent of those calls are rolling over to backup centers. But the VA Inspector General and lawmakers still see some troubling challenges.
The Government Accountability Office is questioning whether the right people, skills and leadership were devoted to the Veterans Affairs Department's past efforts to remove VA healthcare from the High-Risk List. But current VA leadership insisted it's paying attention and asked for patience as it continues to transform the department.
Since Michael Missal took over as inspector general at the Veterans Affairs Department about a year ago, his office has turned up some improvements, some deteriorations and the odd surprise.