MISSION Act

VA needs funds after staffing shortages

AFGE, which represents around 283,000 VA employees, said 70% of respondents reported needing more administrative and support staff, and 64% said there…

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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)

The Veterans Affairs employee union helps torpedo a plan to even think about rearranging VA facilities.

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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)

Expedited hiring can save an agency’s backside, but it comes with risks

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Jennifer Wexton, Scott Surovell

New bill to provide financial help to feds during government shutdowns

In today’s Federal Newscast, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduces new legislation requiring federal regulators to encourage financial institutions…

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Rollout may not be perfect, but VA insists it’s ready for the MISSION Act

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…

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Pair of bills would ensure federal workers don’t lose insurance during future shutdowns

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced two new bills to ensure federal employees don’t lose insurance benefits during future government shutdowns.

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