Veterans

Union Decries VA Response to Lynched Doll Found in Staff Area of Louisiana Facility

Employees at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center have questioned the finding that the person responsible was not an employee, given where the doll was located.

Health Care Workers Wanted: a Veteran Needs You to Work at a VA Hospital

Americans say they love their veterans, but a sad fact has emerged that betrays that profession. Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.

After Scathing Report, VA Faces Criticism for Not Improving Whistleblower Protection Office More Quickly

"I cannot in good faith direct them to your office," a top lawmaker tells the head of VA's whistleblower office.

VA Office Meant to Protect Whistleblowers Actually Helped Retaliate Against Them, IG Finds

In a scathing report, VA's auditor says the office engaged in "misdeeds and missteps" and failed to discipline top execs.

How Donald Trump Turned to a Comics Titan to Shape the VA

In a new book and an interview with ProPublica, former VA Secretary David Shulkin describes how Marvel Entertainment’s Ike Perlmutter and two associates with no government experience exerted influence over millions of veterans.

New Program Leads to Uptick in Vets Using Private Health Care, but VA Insists It's 'Not Privatizing'

Ninety days into new initiative, VA has provided more than 1 million private sector consultations.

Former VA Union Local Official Sentenced for Embezzlement

A former treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 331 pleaded guilty in May to stealing more than $80,000 from the union.

Higher Pay and Parental Leave Could Help VA Address Vacancies, Official Says

Administration officials at multiple agencies acknowledge shortfalls in medical staffing.

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Trump Told the VA to Order ‘a Lot’ of Ketamine for Vets

The president wants to make a controversial new nasal spray available to depressed veterans. The agency says it will consider incorporating the drug after it has more data.

5 Indicted for Alleged Scheme to Steal Millions From Military Members and Veterans

Potential victims of fraud and identity theft will be notified, and Defense will provide free credit monitoring services.

Union Files Grievance After VA Bans Employees From Smoking at Work

VA says new policy will improve care for veterans, but employees say it violates their contract.

'No Comment': Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.

As More Veterans Turn to Nursing Homes for Care, VA Needs to Improve Oversight

A watchdog recommends the Veterans Affairs Department boost facility inspections and provide more comprehensive information to vets and their families.

Senate Democrats Demand VA Return to Bargaining Table with Union

Lawmakers accuse department leadership of “anti-worker, anti-union” tactics.