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VA referrals to private doctors on rise

Tags: Robert McDonald , oversight

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 09:06am EDT

Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO, Leading in Context

Robert McDonald's confirmation as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs today may be the beginning of a new culture at the agency. Ethics is one aspect of that culture that Congress will be watching very closely. Linda Fisher Thornton is CEO of Leading in Context. She writes in Gov Exec about building an ethical culture in a Federal agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what's the same -- and what's different -- about building that culture in government as compared to the private sector.

Tags: Linda Fisher Norton , Leading in Context , leadership , management , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 03:53pm EDT
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FBI narrows down final locations for new headquarters

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations wants to know how agencies plan to dispose of and consolidate more than 7,000 federal properties worth $350 billion. On the same day, the FBI announced the finalists for the site of its consolidated relocation.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , GSA , OMB , GAO , David Mader , Michael Gelber , David Wise , James Sullivan , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FBI , management , Public Buildings Service , real property disposal , Freeze the Footprint

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 06:21pm EDT

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

Negotiations over a bill to bolster the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs in response to a furor over long patient wait times and falsified records to cover up the delays have bogged down over costs and how much the VA should turn to outside doctors to address the backlog.

Tags: Bernie Sanders , Senate , Sloan Gibson

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:16am EDT

Baltimore VA office mismanaged thousands of documents, claims folders

A report by the Veterans Affairs' Inspector General's office found that a regional supervisor stockpiled about 8,000 veteran-related documents, and that paperwork with sensitive personal information was poorly handled.

Tags: Dena Levitz , Allison Hickey , Linda Halliday , inspector general , mismanagement , VARO , Baltimore , veterans , mail , claims folders

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 12:05pm EDT

House panel debates merits of Senior Exec Service, comes down hard on VA

In examining the viability of the Senior Executive Service, House members called out the Veterans Affairs' compensation program, with a pledge to introduce another piece of legislation to take back bonuses. The Senior Executives Association relayed concerns that talent is fleeing senior executive positions.

Tags: VA , SES , SEA , Blake Farenthold , Stephen Lynch , Congress , House , pay and benefits , bonuses

Friday - 07/11/2014, 02:08pm EDT
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