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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

Veterans Health Administration has gone to expedited hiring, with the goal of getting people on board within three days of an offer.

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

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GAO: Cuts to IRS workforce making audits difficult

In today’s Federal Newscast, staffing cuts at the IRS have limited its ability to conduct audits, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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VA’s record-high 2020 spending request illustrates future, broader budget battles

As the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to implement a new version of its community care program, lawmakers will also debate whether VA is spending…

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GAO report: VA needs improvement for MISSION Act’s private sector requirements

As part of the VA Mission Act, Congress told the Veterans Affairs Department to consolidate its various private-sector care programs into one.

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