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.
An arbitrator says VA has violated the terms of its contract with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) in implementing certain provisions of the accountability act.
In today's Federal Newscast, the president has named Tamara Bonzanto to take over as the new assistant secretary for the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Veterans Affairs Department.
The Government Accountability Office found evidence of potential whistleblower retaliation and conflicts of interest among investigations of senior officials at the Veterans Affairs Department.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) said he's less concerned by the VA's measure of disciplinary actions and more concerned about whether whistleblowers feel they can approach leadership with their concerns.
The Veterans Affairs Department now has at least seven top leadership positions that are vacant or led by acting officials.
After more than one year after the Veterans Affairs Department stood up its new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. senior executives still make up a small fraction of disciplinary actions.
It's been over a year now since President Donald Trump signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law, which he and top VA leadership said would give them much-needed authority to fire employees more quickly.
In today's Federal Newscast, a whistleblower and the Office of Special Counsel said inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration cleared planes for take off even though they did not have all of the needed safety information.
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.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council creates a new rule to enforce the Homeland Security Department's ban on Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company
In today's Federal Newscast, three lawmakers want legislation to overturn a 2013 court decision which prevents some defense department employees from appealing to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Employees say the Veterans Affairs Department's interpretation of the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act doesn't give them enough time to improve performance.
AFGE is pursuing legal action over the the Veterans Affairs Department's implementation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.