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OSC investigating dozens of claims of whistleblower retaliation at VA

The Office of Special Counsel is investigating more than three dozen claims of whistleblower retaliation at the scandal-rocked Veterans Affairs Department. The 37 cases OSC is investigating span VA facilities in 19 states. They include VA employees who say they've been retaliated against for disclosing a range of misconduct, including improper scheduling practices, the misuse of agency funds and inappropriately restraining patients, according to OSC.

Tags: oversight , OSC , whistleblower retaliation , Carolyn Lerner , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 11:32am EDT

Making and re-making your career with resilience

Former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson sits down with Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and GiGi Schumm to offer an insider's perspective on Eric Shinseki's recent resignation from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: WOW , Martha Johnson , GSA , Aileen Black , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , resilience , Eric Shinseki , leadership

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:17am EDT

Bonuses: Attaboy or entitlement?

Does your agency hand out bonuses to the truly deserving, or are they handed out among the elite on an its-your-turn-rotation system? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Is your last bonus really going to to be your last?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , bonuses ,

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 02:00am EDT

Off with their heads ... Oh, and you too!

Regardless of how you feel about the VA scandal, it's probably going to get worse before it gets better and you, and especially your boss, have a major stake in the "solution" to the problem, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Monday - 06/02/2014, 02:00am EDT

Shinseki resigns amid VA health care issues

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system. President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with "considerable regret." He and Shinseki met in the Oval Office on Friday morning.

Tags: Eric Shinseki , Sloan Gibson

Friday - 05/30/2014, 11:25am EDT

House bill cuts 'red tape' at VA, but at what cost?

On its surface, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 is simple, but its simplicity belies the risks it presents for VA employees, former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , House , Senior Executive Service , workforce

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:57pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

New developments at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a VA Inspector General interim report confirms allegations of secret waiting lists and other problems. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member John McCain (R-Ariz.) both call for Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation for the first time today. But the VA has some success stories to tell. The agency says its claims backlog is at its lowest point in the last three years. VA credits its progress to several changes under its Veterans Benefits Management System or VBMS. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller joins us with details on how VA is reducing the claims backlog.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:55pm EDT
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Aneesh Chopra, Executive Vice President, Hunch Analytics

The Department of Defense says it will make a decision soon on an electronic health record system. The Department of Veterans Affairs wants that system to be its VISTA system, but the VA is suffering through its own IT and health care provision problems. Aneesh Chopra. co-founder and executive vice president, Hunch Analytics and author of "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government," was the first Federal Chief Technology Officer. He joined Francis Rose in studio for the Executive Suite.

Tags: Aneesh Chopra , Executive Suite , technology , In Depth , Hunch Analytics

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 06:12pm EDT
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Don't fold, staple or mutilate me

Feds whose jobs put them in direct contact with the public must be treading lightly these days, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. That includes people at the IRS, the Social Security Administration, TSA and, right now, the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 02:00am EDT
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