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Verna Jones, Executive Director, American Legion

This Veterans Day will be one of transition at the Veterans Affairs Department. New secretary Bob McDonald has taken steps to minimize delays at veterans health centers across the country and show he's holding employees accountable. Now he wants to embark on a major reorganization of the department. One of the people watching closely is Verna Jones, the new executive director of the American Legion. Jones tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp that she sees progress at the VA but there's still so much more to improve.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Bob McDonald , American Legion , Emily Kopp , workforce

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:16am EST
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Legion sees hurdles amid the progress at VA

Six month after the American Legion led the call for then-Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, Executive Director Verna Jones says she has no regrets. "We got it right," she said. "Because of that change, things are happening." Fewer veterans are waiting weeks for appointments, but Jones sees much that needs improvement at the VA.

Tags: American Legion , Veterans Affairs Department , veterans , Emily Kopp

Friday - 11/07/2014, 04:05pm EST
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Federal Drive Show Blog - May 29, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: John Roth , Stephen Ayers , Elise Viebeck , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 09:35am EDT