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Lawmakers seek in-state tuition rates for veterans

Tags: House , benefits

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 07:12am EST

Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: GAO , workforce , DoD , DHS , retirement , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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VA reports spike in suicides among youngest vets

Tags: suicide , PTSD

Friday - 01/10/2014, 11:36am EST

Vets return to streets to reach the homeless

Tags: VA , homelessness , DoD

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 06:32pm EST

OMB chooses 2013 SAVE Award winner

Kenneth Siehr of the Department of Veterans Affairs wins this year's SAVE Award. His cost-cutting proposal involving mail-order prescriptions to veterans also saves time.

Tags: SAVE award , OMB , medical centers

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:44pm EST

VA joins open data revolution with new website

With the launch of VA Open Data, members of the public and applications developers will be able to access non-sensitive, non-personal information from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Marina Martin , open data , Open Data Initiatives , technology , information sharing , In Depth , VA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 02:13pm EST
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VA struggles with accuracy as disability claims get more complex

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made significant strides in targeting its most complicated disability claims toward its most seasoned claims processing staff, but IG audits still find errors in nearly a third of compensation claims processed for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Tags: Veterans Benefits Administration , IG , Congress , claims backlog , traumatic brain injury , Ronald Abrams , Tom Murphy , Sondra McCauley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:32am EST
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VA lifts overtime requirement for claims workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily suspend a program that requires more than 10,000 disability claims processors to work at least 20 hours of overtime per month with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki saying Thursday he had to be careful not to burn out his workforce.

Tags: overtime , workforce , disability claims , Eric Shinseki

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:10pm EST
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