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VA's Blue Button technology extending to rest of feds

The e-health records technology pioneered by the Veterans Affairs Department will soon be available to the rest of federal employees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.

Tags: Peter Levin , VA , technology , e-health records , Federal Drive , Blue Button

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 10:55am EST
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VA offers free credit monitoring after mistaken data release

The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring for one year to more than 2,200 veterans after the agency mistakenly released personal information of those vets online.

Tags: VA , cybersecurity , credit monitoring ,

Monday - 01/23/2012, 08:36am EST

Operation Jump-Start helps veterans find civilian careers

Ed Meagher, a vice president at contracting giant CSC, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how Operation Jump-Start helps veterans find civilian careers.

Tags: Ed Meagher , CSC , acquisition , industry , Operation Jump-Start , veterans employment , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:41pm EST
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First lady: More research on veterans medical care

Tags: VA , Michelle Obama , PTSD

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:16pm EST

HUD, VA collaboration succeeds in finding vets homes

President Barack Obama has promised to end homelessness among veterans within three years. He's made it a high-priority goal, challenging agencies to meet it without additional resources or laws. Officials say they're on track thanks to a unique collaboration between two agencies and dozens of local partners is focusing on the toughest cases.

Tags: HUD , VA , Mark Johnston , Clayton McGee , HUD-VASH , Vince Kane , homelessness , performance management agenda , best practices , Emily Kopp , high priority goals

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 04:42pm EST
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VA: Happy feds saved $200 million in turnover costs

The Department of Veterans Affairs avoided $200 million in turnover costs by investing in online training resources for employees, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda told Federal News Radio. He also explained how the VA plans to make veterans 40 percent of its workforce, weather the retirement tsunami and continue to be a federal leader on human capital issues in a wide-ranging interview.

Tags: John Sepulveda , CHCO Council , VA , pay and benefits , workforce , hiring , recruitment , retention , Disabled , Latino , Hispanic , employment , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/23/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Veteran hires at highest level in 20 years

Nearly three in every 10 new hires in the government is a veteran, marking the highest percentage of new hires in more than 20 years. Just two out of the 24 agencies in the President's Council on Veterans Employment failed to meet their goals. The council released Tuesday preliminary fiscal 2011 employment data.

Tags: Emily Kopp , employment , workforce , hiring , OPM , John Berry , DHS , Treasury , NRC

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 05:52pm EST

VA initiative revives doctor's house call with modern twist

Jonah Czerwinski, the director of the Va's Innovation Initiative and a senior adviser to the Veterans Affairs secretary joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a pilot program giving veterans access to virtual doctor's visits.

Tags: technology , VA , Jonah Czerwinski , Innovation Initiative , VAi2 ,

Monday - 12/12/2011, 03:37pm EST
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Tips for agencies when hiring veterans with disabilities

Agencies are increasing the number of disabled veterans in their ranks as they try to fulfill White House hiring mandates. But there's still a lot of unease about how disabled vets will fit into civilian environments. "The civilian workplace is a really bizarre place" for veterans, said workforce and diversity consultant Lisa Stern at a recent training she gave federal hiring officials in Bethesda.

Tags: DOL , hiring , workforce , disabilities , Lisa Stern , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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