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VA pays vets' family caregivers who complete training

The Veterans Affairs Department is sending out $430,000 to nearly 200 family caregivers of veterans.

Tags: VA , family caregiver , pay and benefits , veterans

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 04:50pm EDT

VA simplifies access to PTSD care

New regulations decrease the burden on veterans seeking treatment and benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tags: VA , PTSD , pay and benefits , Rachel Stevens

Monday - 07/12/2010, 02:56pm EDT

VA tries to speed claims processing for vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing changes it says will help simplify and speed the process for veterans seeking compensation for disabilities related to their military service. The news comes as the Department is working to cut the large claims backlog it has accumulated.

Tags: VA , claims processing , claims backlog , pay and benefits , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 01:31pm EDT

Record claims spur demand for automation at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which processed a record one million claims in 2010, is still seeing claims come in faster than it can process them and expects even more new filings in 2011. Despite that, VA hopes to eliminate its backlog of claims by 2015.

Tags: VA , technology , management , disability claims , Veterans Benefits Administration , American Legion , female veterans , veterans , claims processing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 07:29am EDT
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VA pushes hiring reforms through program managers

The agency is using service level agreements to help ensure hiring managers are involved in all parts of the process. VA cut the amount of time it takes to hire a new employee by 20 days. VA hopes to get the average time down below the governmentwide goal of 80 days in 2011.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Sepulveda , VA , CHCO Council , OPM , hiring reforms , HR academy , training , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/27/2010, 04:30am EST
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Shinseki: a paperless VA in three years?

A decorated Army General declares war on delay-creating paper.

Tags: mngt , Pentagon , VA , Robert Gates , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Bob Filner , medical records , information technology

Thursday - 02/05/2009, 07:25am EST
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