Accountability office says VA struggling to track misconduct, protect whistleblowers

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When it comes to dealing with employee misconduct, the Veterans Affairs Department falls short in a couple of ways. It has trouble tracking misconduct because of scattered data gathering systems. It’s inconsistent in how it deals with miscreant employees, especially senior people. As for whistleblowers, VA might be “retaliationville.” Kathy Larin, director of the forensic audit and...

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Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne.

When it comes to dealing with employee misconduct, the Veterans Affairs Department falls short in a couple of ways. It has trouble tracking misconduct because of scattered data gathering systems. It’s inconsistent in how it deals with miscreant employees, especially senior people. As for whistleblowers, VA might be “retaliationville.” Kathy Larin, director of the forensic audit and investigation service at the Government Accountability Office, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

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