By Mark Flatten | 03/13/14 06:28 PM
Openness and accountability are important to maintain the public's trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Eric Shinseki told a congressional committee Thursday. But then he refused to answer reporters’ questions about whether top administrators were disciplined for...
By Mark Flatten | 03/12/14 04:38 PM
A former top Department of Veterans Affairs hospital administrator who resigned last year rather than face discipline over three patient deaths remains on the medical center's payroll, according to a Georgia newspaper. The revelation in the Augusta Chronicle that Dr. Luke Stapleton, former...
By Pete Hegseth | 03/12/14 03:19 PM
My military deployments taught me that when a subordinate fails to perform, the proper action is to determine quickly if his performance can be improved, and if not, replace him with someone who can get the job done right. After all, lives are at stake.
By Logan Porter | 03/10/14 05:28 PM
Two senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned in recent months after a high-level employee who was improperly hired admitted to having "sexted" on government-issued mobile devices and spent tax dollars to wine and dine "female companions" at bars, according to a newly...
By Washington Examiner | 03/08/14 05:18 PM
Drastic measures are called for when people have to work in “a poorly maintained, often older, office building in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper respiratory conditions.” Such “sick buildings” typically require stem-to-stern renovations before they can be...
By Mark Flatten | 03/05/14 09:00 PM
A Texas congressman joined demands that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki explain the mass purge of medical appointments disclosed last week by the Washington Examiner. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, wants to know who allowed backlogged orders for medical tests or other procedures to be...
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
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