The Department of Veterans Affairs was on track to roll out an initial set of electronic health record capabilities at its first site in Spokane, Washington, in July. But the coronavirus pandemic has paused those plans indefinitely.
At least 40% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be absent at any one time during a severe coronavirus outbreak, the agency estimated. VA’s inspector general and employee unions have also expressed concerns with staffing and supply shortages.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are laying out their concerns about coronavirus epidemic’s potential impact on many federal programs.
New paid parental leave benefits will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, the Office of Personnel Management said Monday in a letter to the National Treasury Employees Union. NTEU had raised doubts about OPM’s plans for implementing the new law.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Elaine McCusker is no longer the White House’s choice for Defense Department Comptroller.
Members on the House Veterans Affairs Committee say they plan to double down on their oversight of VA’s electronic health record modernization amid a recent decision to delay the initial rollout.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general says the agency is not keeping a good enough eye on the companies its contracted for identity theft protection.
Tennessee Republican U.S. Rep. Phil Roe has announced that he will retire at the end of the 116th Congress.
The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged it could more strategically target successful recruitment and retention incentives to occupations and medical facilities with the greatest workforce needs. But it also pushed Congress to grant the agency more flexibility in setting market pay for VA medical center directors.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Air Force orders all of its facilities to designate secure, comfortable spaces for nursing mothers.