New Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie addressed Congress for the first time since his confirmation about 60 days ago.
The president’s nominees for the Veterans Affairs Department’s chief information officer and accountability and whistleblower protection director promised they would spark a long-awaited culture change at the agency.
The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department’s new chief of staff and Chris Syrek will be VA’s deputy chief of staff.
President Donald Trump plans to nominate James Gfrerer to be the next assistant secretary for information and technology and CIO at VA.
Robert Wilkie, the president’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, said he would faithfully implement the VA MISSION Act, but oppose efforts to fully-privatize VA health care.
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.
The Veterans Benefits Administration is reverting to previous performance management guidelines, which the American Federation of Government Employees says it too “chaotic.”
President Donald Trump’s pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed “a pattern” of drunk behavior and questionable prescription drug practices, according to a Senate memo
Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson is fighting to convince lawmakers and the White House of his leadership abilities
The Veterans Affairs Department says it’s also eliminated 235 expired directives and 85 percent of outdated manuals in effort to cut red tape.