Veterans Health Administration

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VHA still needs more accurate reporting of staffing numbers

Department of Veterans Affairs reform legislation back in 2018 required the Veterans Health Administration to report regularly on its staffing and vacancy…

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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)

‘Confusing’ chain of command hangs over Veterans Affairs police reforms

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Data integrity remains an issue for VA, despite improvements

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Is the federal workforce due for a big growth spurt?

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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)

Expedited hiring can save an agency’s backside, but it comes with risks

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VA’s meteoric telehealth expansion poses new questions for the future

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Is the federal workforce due for a big growth spurt?

Agencies have done their fair share of hiring during the pandemic, but the size of the federal workforce hasn’t budged much in recent years. Today, Uncle…

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(Josie Norris/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)Army Spc. Alec Alcoser wipes away tears as he is reunited with his dog Alex at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Alcoser was a military dog handler who suffered a traumatic brain injury and his dog lost a leg after they were hit by the blast of a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Aug. 5. Currently, Alcoser is receiving care at the VA's polytrauma unit, while Alex is rehabilitating at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.  (Josie Norris/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

VA develops a new program for helping veterans recover from traumatic brain injury

Medical practitioners at the Veterans Health Administration’s Center of Excellence in Palo Alto are acting on the idea that encouraging veterans to share…

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Disparate agencies encountering similar lessons, pitfalls in prioritizing AI efforts

As more agencies begin exploring how artificial intelligence can benefit their missions, one question keeps coming up: how to prioritize the potential use cases to get the best return on investment, and best serve their constituents?

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