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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 'Outlandish bonus culture' at VA comes under attack in Congress

    'Outlandish bonus culture' at VA comes under attack in Congress
    An "outlandish bonus culture" pervades the Department of Veterans Affairs, with no senior manager receiving less than a fully satisfactory performance review last year despite problems, including long waits for patient care and cost overruns for...
  • VA fails to acknowledge 'severity of problems,' new report says

    In another damning report on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Special Counsel on Monday assailed the VA for failing to acknowledge the “severity of systemic problems” that have put patients at risk. Special Counsel Carolyn...
  • More accusations of VA mismanagement

     
    The VA doesn't need more bad news. But it got some anyway in an audit released Thursday that questioned the agency's "financial stewardship" and projects it could pay $371 million in improper benefits over the next five years if it......
  • Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]

    Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]
    Throughout my decades in public office, I have always viewed our service to U.S. veterans and their families not only as a top priority but as an obligation. So I was disheartened, to say the least, to learn that veterans here in Maryland are waiting an...
  • The IRS scandal that isn't

    Believe me, as a columnist, commentator, and talk-show host, nobody loves a scandal more than I do. Just the thought of verbally hanging some politician or bureaucrat for wrong-doing gets my juices flowing. The problem is, House Republicans don't know a...
  • Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA

    Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA
    President Barack Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals in the United States: first...
  • White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'

    White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'
    A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday. The findings emerged after President Barack...
  • White House report says VA has 'significant' and 'systemic failures'

    The VA suffers from "significant and chronic systemic failures" that must be addressed by department leadership, according to a White House report delivered to President Obama on Friday, giving urgency to congressional legislation aimed at reducing...
  • Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary

    Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary
    President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama's announcement of...
  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care

    FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care
    The VA system may be best known for its problems these days, but Florida International University is about to become be part of a solution. FIU's College of Nursing and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have received more than $8 million in...