Veterans

This May Be First Step In Curing PTSD With A Pill

A start-up, funded in part by the U.S. Army, could be on track to revolutionizing what we know about PTSD.

VA Sees Spike in COVID-19 Deaths Among Employees in August

"Oh no, here we go again," employees say of current conditions at VA facilities.

GovExec Daily: The 2017 VA Accountability Law and the Courts

Attorney Conor Dirks joins the podcast to discuss two cases that knock down the agency's interpretation of the rule.

Afghanistan Veterans Struggling With News of Taliban Takeover

Advocates encourage veterans to use VA, veteran service organization resources for help.

Some Veterans Say Republicans are Blocking Their Ability to Vote

Democrats and veterans groups say the bill would expand access to early and mail-in voting, which can make voting easier for disabled veterans

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

North Carolina claims to be the “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” Now veterans are trying to capitalize on this dedication to the troops to persuade lawmakers to pass medical marijuana legislation. It’s an advocacy model that has led to success for pro-cannabis efforts elsewhere.

Court Deals Yet Another Blow to Firing Reform Law

Thousands of workers may now have a new avenue to getting their jobs back.

VA Adds 245K Employees to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The vast majority of Veterans Health Administration staff must receive the shots or risk being fired.

GovExec Daily: The Gaps in Veteran Student Data

Wesley Wilson joins the podcast to discuss one way colleges and universities can use information to combat fraud.

Many VA Employees Apprehensive About Vaccine Mandate as Department Begins Implementation

Some medical workers say they will quit or retire rather than comply with the new requirement.

To Combat Fraud, Colleges and Universities Must Report Student Veteran Outcome Data

Veterans continually bear the brunt of deceptive advertising and fraud from schools seeking to exploit them for their hard-earned GI Bill benefits.

VA Mandates Vaccines for Health Care Workers

“It’s the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

AFGE, VA Reach Settlement to 'Reset' Labor Relations

The Veterans Affairs Department has agreed to reverse actions taken to crack down on unions during the Trump administration, including compensating union officials for leave they took in the absence of official time and reimbursing the union for past office space and equipment rentals.

Biden Signals He Wants to Expand VA's Footprint, Misses Deadline to Nominate Commissioners to Review It

White House is pushing big investment in veterans' medical facilities as commission initially designed to recommend consolidations takes shape.