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You're fired! And other federal management fantasies

The Veterans Affairs Department recently revealed that none of its senior executives had gotten a rating below fully successful in the past four years. While that may seem shocking, the VA is not that out of the ordinary. Sub-par ratings for SES members are not common and firing them is even less common, says former CHCO Jeff Neal.

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

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 11:53am EDT

Bob Tobias, Director, American University

Some changes are coming at the top of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with new leader coming in for the Veterans Health Administration next Wednesday. VA's General Counsel Will Gunn plans to resign early next month. The changes appear to be the result of a trust issue at the agency. Bob Tobias is director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He said on In Depth with Francis Rose that performance issues are in the public spotlight because of the problems at Department of Veterans Affairs, but the problem actually goes way beyond the VA.

Tags: Bob Tobias , American University , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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Hakeem Basheerud-Deen, Director of Veterans Services, Office of Personel Management

A new guide from the Office of Personnel Management lays out the next chapter in the government's efforts to employ veterans. Back in 2009, President Barack Obama told agencies to be model employers of vets. Veterans made up about a quarter of new hires. Today, they are at about 31 percent. Hakeem Basheerud-Deen directs veterans services at OPM. He's also an Air Force vet. He tells Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive that some agencies are doing well at hiring vets.

Tags: Hakeem Basheerud-Deen , Office of Personnel Management , veterans ,

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 07:06pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department says its claims backlog is far below its peak of three years ago. VA credits its progress to several changes under the Veterans Benefits Management System or VBMS. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive and described how VA is reducing the claims backlog. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Allison Hickey , Richard Burr , Mike Michaud , VBMS , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , Federal Drive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:21am EDT
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VA hacks away at claims backlog, increases accuracy

Allison Hickey, VA's undersecretary for benefits, said VBMS has transformed the agency from a paper system to one that mostly relies on electronic data. Some lawmakers express concern about the way the agency is measuring how it reduces the number of veterans waiting for benefits.

Tags: technology , management , Allison Hickey , Richard Burr , Mike Michaud , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , VBMS , claims backlog , ACT-IAC , Management of Change , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 04:49am EDT
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House Veterans Committee adds latest VA cyber breach to ongoing investigations

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after its latest privacy and cyber breach of the data of more than 5,000 veterans through its eBenefits portal. VA says it has fixed the software defect and its Data Breach Core Team is investigating what happened.

Tags: technology , Congress , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , cybersecurity , data breach , eBenefits portal , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:57am EST

House chairman renews criticism of VA bonuses

Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said that giving the government's top award for its senior professionals to VA regional director Michael Moreland showed there was no limit to the "VA's tone deafness."

Tags: Jeff Miller , House , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Assocation

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:50pm EDT

VA allows burial of first same-sex spouse in national cemetery

The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it's far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit.

Tags: Eric Shinseki , National Cemetery Association , gay rights

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 05:30am EST

Veterans' gun rights sticky issue in defense bill

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sought to amend the bill to stop the Veterans Affairs Department from putting the names of veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their finances into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which prohibits them from buying or owning firearms.

Tags: Senate , Tom Coburn , NRA , Charles Schumer

Monday - 12/03/2012, 03:32am EST
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