VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

New court rulings raise bar for evidence needed to fire VA employees

Two key court rulings find VA employees need to be treated the same as other federal workers when it comes to discipline and firing.

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FLRA again sides with union on decision reinstating certain VA employees

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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)

FLRA orders VA to reinstate employees impacted by initial accountability act implementation

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(AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden exchange points during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

A federal employee’s guide to Trump and Biden’s 2020 campaign platforms

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VA’s accountability office recommended 7 senior leaders for discipline within 18-month period

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Lawmakers declare lack of confidence in VA’s accountability office

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi TannoWashington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

VA’s new accountability office puts whistleblowers at risk, IG says

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New accountability office hasn’t made a dent in VA’s ‘culture of retaliation,’ whistleblowers say

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New VA bargaining proposals set up heated battle over employee leave, telework

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GAO: USPS’ retiree health benefits fund could be depleted by 2030

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office said the Postal Service’s retiree health benefits fund has over $60 billion in unfunded…

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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. Conservative groups are wasting little time in trying to deal a crippling blow to labor unions now that Justice Neil Gorsuch has joined the Supreme Court. A First Amendment clash over public sector unions left the justices deadlocked last year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But union opponents have quickly steered a new case through federal courts in Illinois and they plan to appeal it to the high court on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)

Trump admin requests expedited appeal of EO decision, as VA petitions accountability ruling

Citing “governmentwide reach,” the Trump administration requested an expedited briefing in its appeal of the federal district court’s injunction of the…

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Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie testifies during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

‘State of the VA is better,’ Wilkie says, but not ‘good’ or ‘excellent’

New Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie addressed Congress for the first time since his confirmation about 60 days ago.

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