Veterans

Biden Administration Faces Pushback Against Its Upcoming Agency Facility Closures

Agencies are asking employees to "uproot everything" and harming constituents, critics say.

Some Veterans Affairs Beneficiaries Will Receive Notification Letters Late Due to Printing Delays 

VA and Government Publishing Office attribute the slow-down to labor shortages and the supply chain crisis. 

Biden Signs Measure To Boost VA's Recruitment of Departing Service Members

New law will help VA fill shortages in its health care workforce, president says.

Poll: Veterans Say US Left Afghanistan Without Honor, and They Want to Talk About It

70 percent of Americans surveyed said they have “never” or “rarely” talked to a veteran about the war.

Percentage of Veterans in the Federal Workforce Stagnates at 31%

The Interagency Veterans Advisory Council is looking to boost that, as well as increase representation of veterans in the Senior Executive Service. 

91% of VA Health Care Workers Submitted COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Data 

“The goal of the disciplinary process is not to fire people,” but rather “get people vaccinated,” said the VA secretary. 

Veterans Day: How Crosses and Mementos Help These Marines Remember Fallen Comrades

For some military members, a hillside in California embodies the sacrifices of serving.

Lawmakers Look to Boost VA Research by Poaching From Other Agencies, Governments

VA would be better positioned to lead on issues like traumatic brain injury and PTSD, committee leaders say.

VA Begins Disciplining Employees as Thousands Have Yet to Prove They’re Vaccinated

Only 70% of VA's health care workforce has uploaded proof of their COVID-19 inoculation.

GovExec Daily: Managing Performance at the Veterans Benefit Administration

Dr. Paul R. Lawrence joins the podcast to discuss his new book on his time at VA.

COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline Arrives for 380K VA Employees. 45K Still Haven’t Said They’ve Gotten Shots.

The department is giving those employees 10 more days to prove they have been vaccinated or seek an exception before discipline begins.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records

A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found Trump’s “Mar-a-Lago crowd,” wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience, pursued a plan to monetize veterans’ medical data.

30,177 Military Members Have Died by Suicide since 9/11. Why?

In the past 20 years, 30,177 active military and veterans of post-9/11 wars have committed suicide. That's four times as many deaths as those killed in action.

House Panel Approves Spending Surge to Fix and Upgrade VA Buildings

Funding would preempt a commission that will determine what VA's footprint should look like going forward.

'Dear America': Gold Star Families Want 'Archaic' Support Systems Fixed

The Pentagon team that manages them "have not protected us, and they have refused to listen."