The Department of Veterans Affairs said it's ready for the launch of its new appeals modernization program, which officially started Tuesday after a year-long pilot.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from the Defense Department shows there was a slight increase in the amount of sexual assaults reported at military academies.
Trouble with implementing changes to the GI Bill have left lawmakers skeptical when it comes to new systems at the VA, but appeals modernization efforts are playing out far more smoothly, according to stakeholders.
In today's Federal Newscast, officials with the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General said they’ve had much more success with a new alternative dispute resolution process.
The Veterans Benefits Administration announced plans to reset its implementation of portions of the Forever GI Act, but the approach sparked confusion from some lawmakers.
The VBA missed a deadline to implement a new benefit system in August, and now that it looks like the agency won’t be ready for the spring semester either, lawmakers wanted to know why.
In today's Federal Newscast, the White House said its regulatory reform efforts saved $23 billion in fiscal 2018.
It's been a year since Congress passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act that charged the Veterans Affairs Department with creating a new process for veterans pursuing appeals.
Health care delivery issues often get the most attention at the Veterans Affairs Department. But the Veterans Benefits Administration actually spends more dollars than the health side.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new report from the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general finds VBA improperly processed and denied some 1,300 military sexual trauma claims in 2017.
Preparations for a new appeals process at the Veterans Benefits Administration are two-thirds of the way complete, but IT upgrades have fallen behind.
The Veterans Benefits Administration is reverting to previous performance management guidelines, which the American Federation of Government Employees says it too "chaotic."
The Veterans Affairs Department says it's also eliminated 235 expired directives and 85 percent of outdated manuals in effort to cut red tape.
Employees say the Veterans Affairs Department's interpretation of the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act doesn't give them enough time to improve performance.