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Dan Dellinger, National Commander, American Legion

President Obama has signed a big Veterans Affairs Department reform bill into law. No group will be watching what happens next more than the nation's military veterans. Dan Dellinger is national commander of the American Legion. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what they're looking for when it comes to the new law.

Tags: VA , VA overhaul bill , Congress , Dan Dellinger , American Legion

Friday - 08/08/2014, 08:33am EDT
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Katie Maddocks, Federal Managers Association

Newly hired federal employees don't have any sick leave during their first year on the job. Instead they accrue it over time and can start using it their second year. That creates a dilemma for wounded veterans who want to work for a federal agency, but can't miss a doctor's appointment. A newly-introduced piece of legislation aims to eliminate that dilemma. Katie Maddocks, government affairs representative of the Federal Managers Association, tells In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu why it's a staunch advocate of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act.

Tags: Katie Maddocks , Federal Managers Association , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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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: Veterans Affairs , Dena Levitz , Allison Hickey , Linda Halliday , inspector general , mismanagement , VARO , Baltimore , mail , claims folders

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 12:05pm 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: VA , House , Debra Draper , Richard Griffin , GAO , Jack Moore , VHA

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

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 Affairs Department

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 07:06pm EDT
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Courageous leadership inspires former POW to overcome fear, lead others

The leadership displayed by his fellow prisoners at the Hanoi Hilton prison camp inspired the leadership lessons Lee Ellis teaches as part of his job as a leadership consultant.

Tags: Lee Ellis , leadership , Hanoi Hilton , Vietnam War , management , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:15pm EDT
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Obama: US must do more to care for veterans

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must work harder to make sure veterans get the opportunities and benefits they have earned.

Tags: Barack Obama , VA ,

Sunday - 05/25/2014, 10:16am EDT
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