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January 19, 2017

Senator Rubio reintroduces bill to bring accountability to the VA

In 2014, the public became aware that hundreds of veterans were being left to die on secret wait lists at the Phoenix VA. Since that time nearly three years ago, an avalanche of scandals from facilities nationwide has proven that legislation is necessary to hold employees accountable for quality of care issues at VA hospitals…. Read more »

January 18, 2017

VA Remains on ‘High Risk’ Watch List

Once again, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sits near the top of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) list of troubled federal programs. Although the last evaluation was two years ago, the VA has been so slow to improve that it remains a “high risk” according to a new report. Manipulated wait times, cancelled appointments,… Read more »

January 10, 2017

#VAFail – Officials awarded millions in undeserved bonuses

A recent audit completed by the VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reveals millions of dollars intended for the recruitment and retention of VA employees landed in the pockets of undeserving officials. In the recently released report, there were an estimated 238 employees who received relocation or retention bonuses but did not fulfill the… Read more »

January 9, 2017

Survey of Phoenix VA employees finds leadership is still lacking

A recent study found that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the second worst government agency to work for, according to employee surveys. An additional survey taken of U.S. government workers revealed that within the VA, employees at the Phoenix VA seem pretty discontent with their leadership and job atmosphere. Senior leadership at the… Read more »

January 6, 2017

Pentagon Bonus Scandal Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

A new year, another reminder that America’s heroes are too often mistreated by the federal officials who are supposed to look out for them. Here’s the backstory. Last October, the California National Guard attempted to recoup bonuses from almost 17,500 veterans. Now, taxpayers are expected to foot the bill. Over a decade ago, the California… Read more »

December 29, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions for the VA in 2017

As in years past, 2016 contained no shortage of scandals for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs clearly has some work to do in 2017. So, we thought it might be helpful to make a list of New Years resolutions that VA should embrace in the coming year. Here are the… Read more »

December 21, 2016

VA Finally Releases Rating Data That Should Have Already Been Public

Two weeks ago, USA Today revealed data from the internal star-rating system the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses to measure progress at VA facilities throughout the country. VA administrators had historically denied this information to the public, claiming it was meant only for internal tracking purposes and “may give patients the wrong idea about… Read more »