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VA calls for its own BRAC process to close outdated facilities

The Veterans Affairs Department says it is spending $24 million per year to maintain facility space it can't use. Some of the restrictions on closing them are political, some are local, so VA thinks it needs a BRAC of its own.

Tags: Congress , VA , BRAC , DoD , Helen Tierney , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/06/2015, 04:32am EST
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VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , people

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 06:26pm EST

Kim Hayes, CEO and Co-Founder, Ambit Group

The reorganization at the Veterans Affairs Department is a rebranding effort in many ways. VA Secretary Bob McDonald will hire a chief customer service officer to try to reverse an image of poor quality care for its customers. Kim Hayes, CEO and co-founder of Ambit Group, is also a finalist for Executive of Year at the 2014 GovCon awards. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about Ambit Group's data-centric approach to agency reorganization.

Tags: Kim Hayes , Veterans Affairs , veterans , Customer service , Ambit Group , GovCon Awards , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:14pm EST
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Threat to discipline 1,000 VA employees draws cheers and jeers

The biggest reorganization effort in VA history is underway, says Secretary Bob McDonald. His reform plan includes hiring a Chief Customer Service Officer and imposing disciplinary action on more than 1,000 employees. And while some praise McDonald's quick and decisive actions, others are urging a different approach that gives the accused an opportunity to respond.

Tags: VA , management , workforce , Carol Bonosaro , John Salamone , In Depth , Francis Rose , Matt Wingfield , oversight

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 10:56am EST
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VA makes changes in time for Veterans Day

he Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:23pm EST

VA exec at center of FedBid procurement scandal retires

Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration deputy chief procurement officer, resigned and retired Oct. 14. She sent an email to staff announcing her decision as VA had started the process to fire her.

Tags: Susan Taylor , Veterans Affairs , management , oversight , acquisition , House Veterans Affairs Committee , FedBid , Jason Miller , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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New, standardized VA forms aim to speed up disability claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to introduce new, standardized disability claims forms to help streamline the claims process. The goal is to make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state their claims and also provide necessary documentation.

Tags: pay and benefits , Veteran Affairs , disability claims , veterans , Jared Serbu , Allison Hickey

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 03:30pm EDT

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 , Richard Griffin , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:52am EDT
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