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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

Alex Bolton, Senior Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Washington seems enveloped in a tong war over happenings at Veterans Affairs' hospitals. A lesser known but highly critical VA program expires this fall unless Congress acts. It's the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Several bills introduced to keep the popular program alive have become lost in the swirl of politics over more visible issues. At a time when the VA is under harsh scrutiny, one of its more successful programs is about to die. Alex Bolton is a staff writer at The Hill Newspaper. He discussed the program and some of the benefits it has accrued so far on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: The Hill , Alex Bolton , Veterans Affairs , traumatic brain injury ,

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 10:02am EDT
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Meredith Knopp, VP of Programs, The Mission Continues

New veterans from around the country come to Washington this weekend to launch a new mission. They have pledged to spend at least six months volunteering, starting with a community service project at a Southeast DC middle school. Meredith Knopp is vice president of programs for Mission Continues. She told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the veteran's volunteer work on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Meredith Knopp , Mission Continues , volunteers , community service

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:12pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he's angry and saddened. But, he told Congress yesterday he has no plans to resign over reports that delayed medical care may have led to the deaths of dozens of veterans. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki ,

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:35am EDT
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