In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have formed a new partnership to uncover potential waste, fraud and abuse among veteran health providers.
A scathing review by VA’s inspector general found the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection failed to meet the missions Congress gave it, and may have actually put whistleblowers in danger.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study by the Government Accountability Office confirms it’s tough to be a medium-sized government contractor.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army’s issuing new maximum bonus amounts, aimed at encouraging soldiers to sign up for longer enlistments.
VA Inspector General Michael Missal joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share what the department found when looking into the status of last year’s improper payments.
The Veterans Affairs Department has a shortage of medical professionals, but it also lacks the human resources expertise and flexibility it needs to bring top talent in more quickly.
The Veterans Affairs Department is preparing a reorganization plan for its central office in Washington, D.C. by May 1.
In one case, medical staff had to borrow bone cement from a vendor to finish two knee replacements.
For the second time this year, the Office of Special Counsel said the Veterans Affairs Inspector General isn’t properly addressing three cases of whistleblower allegations. OSC Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner voiced similar concerns about two other cases to President Barack Obama in February.
The Office of Special Counsel said two reports from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General are incomplete, because the IG didn’t address the issues whistleblowers raised about problems with wait times at two VA medical centers.