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Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

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Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 03:36am EDT

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: House , Debra Draper , Richard Griffin , GAO , Jack Moore , veterans , VHA

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

Cover-ups 101

Scandal-rocked federal agencies could, probably should, take survival training from Detroit auto-makers, who know how to handle little and sometimes not so little problems, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Monday - 06/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

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
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