Report finds testing, equipment and staffing shortfalls at VA facilities around the country.
After New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica reported that the VA was not allowing telework, the agency reserved course. Some workers remain skeptical that the policy will be implemented.
The nation’s largest integrated health care system has only limited protocols in place to protect elderly patients. Roughly half of the 9 million veterans who use the VA’s hospitals are at least 65 years old.
As White House Expands 'Maximum Telework' Across the Country, Many Employees Fear They Are Unprotected
VA health care workers want protections, administrative judges want closures and employee groups want answers.
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The Veterans Affairs Department opposes the legislation, saying it would harm delivery of care to veterans.
VA Secretary Under Investigation After Complaint He Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Said She’d Been Assaulted
The agency’s internal watchdog told lawmakers about the probe after ProPublica unearthed the allegations against Secretary Robert Wilkie.
Trump Endorsed a Risky Antidepressant for Veterans. Lawmakers Want to Know if His Mar-a-Lago Pals Had a Stake in the Drugmaker.
House Democrats requested emails and financial records as they investigate why the president told the VA to “corner the market” on a Johnson & Johnson drug.
VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault in a VA Hospital, Complaint Says
VA chief Robert Wilkie called a House policy advisor’s assault allegation “unsubstantiated” even though an independent investigation found it was not.
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Measure also prevents department from having to collect compensation it already paid out.
Senators hope new staffing and less red tape would help VA stem cost overruns and delays that have plagued development of new medical centers.
A survey of almost 10,000 veterans shows that health concerns rank highest among worries for vets transitioning back to civilian life.
More than 70 House Democrats said the department must bargain with its union before it can implement President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders.
A 2017 audit found VA was routinely burying mistakes made by its medical providers.
Findings include over $223 million in wasteful spending and delayed payments for veterans’ medical bills.
Unions can keep office space if they pay their "fair share," VA says as it implements Trump's executive orders.
Actors from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and elsewhere gain access to online forums by impersonating vets they find online
DHS is an aimless "bureaucratic behemoth," Sanders says, while VA is on a path toward privatization.
A 2017 poll found that about half of Americans would support launching an unprovoked war on a country that poses no near-term threat.
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.
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