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VA scheduling investigation finds misconduct in dozens of facilities

During an ongoing Veterans Affairs inspector general investigation, more than a dozen VA officials lied to investigators. Given what officials have learned so far, the practices that raised alarms in Phoenix are pervasive throughout the Veterans Health Administration.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , management , oversight , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:52am EDT
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More problems with VA scheduling systems revealed

The electronic wait system for keeping track of and monitoring initial primary-care appointments for new patients at Veterans Affairs medical facilities is not the only scheduling system at VA that's now under scrutiny. A separate system for monitoring VA patients' access to outpatient specialty care -- such as cardiologists, gastroenterologists and physical therapists is also "unreliable," according to GAO's Debra Draper, who testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee Monday evening.

Tags: VA , House , Debra Draper , GAO , Jack Moore , veterans , VHA

Monday - 06/09/2014, 05:21pm EDT

Shinseki 'mad as hell' over veteran deaths, delayed treatment, but won't resign

The VA secretary promised the Senate Thursday that he will impose accountability for extended hospital wait times that may have led to veteran deaths, but not until investigations have run their course.

Tags: Jared Serbu , VA , GAO , Eric Shinseki , oversight , Jeff Miller , Carl Blake , management , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Debra Draper

Friday - 05/16/2014, 03:40am EDT
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Obama again nominates pair to labor board

President Barack Obama has again nominated two members of the National Labor Relations Board whose appointments last year were disputed by a federal appeals court.

Tags: Sharon Block , National Labor Relations Board , U.S. Court of Appeals

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 09:30pm EST

Obama recess appointments face legal challenge

The National Federation of Independent Business and the National Right to Work Foundation say that President Obama cannot legally bypass the Senate to appoint three new members of the National Labor Relations Board.

Tags: NLRB , Barack Obama , National Right to Work Foundation , Justice Department , Sharon Block , Terence Flynn , Richard Cordray , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Friday - 01/13/2012, 05:43pm EST

Obama bypasses Senate to fill labor board posts

President Barack Obama recess-appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, bypassing fierce opposition from Republicans who claim the agency has leaned too far in favor of unions.

Tags: Congress , Senate , DOL , NLRB , Sharon Black , Terence Flynn ,

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:04pm EST

VA reaping rewards from IT oversight

Agency CIO Roger Baker tells a House oversight committee that VA avoided spending $54 million on the 45 projects stopped in July. The money now will be used on other high priority programs. The Veterans Affairs Committee also wants to increase agency IG funding by $50 million.

Tags: mngt , technology , Roger Baker , Stephen Buyer , Harry Mitchell , David Roe , Brian Billbray , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , IT project management , PMAS , inspector general , FLITE , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:03am EST
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