FILE - In this April 28, 2014 file photo, the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix. The Veterans Affairs Department unveiled a new website Wednesday, April 12, 2107, aimed at providing information on the quality of care at VA medical centers, touting new accountability even as it grappled with fresh questions of patient safety in its beleaguered health system.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Why direct-hire authority isn’t enough to resolve VA’s staffing shortages

The Veterans Affairs Department has a shortage of medical professionals, but it also lacks the human resources expertise and flexibility it needs to bring…

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