By Mark Flatten | 09/30/14 09:35 PM
Inspector general finds top VA procurement official steered contract to vendor with inside information.
By Mark Flatten | 09/30/14 03:43 PM
Veterans with disability claims pending in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Houston office were left without a decision or explanation after a worker inappropriately dumped their cases, according to the agency's inspector general.
09/29/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital. The employees were among the first to report widespread wrongdoing at the Phoenix...
By Mark Flatten | 09/28/14 03:16 PM
Patients at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa were not told that deadly Legionella bacteria was found at the facility, the Des Moines Register reported Sunday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/26/14 02:23 PM
The retirement of John Goldman, director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga., was announced Monday. Then on Friday, VA sent out a press release saying the agency has "proposed removal" for Goldman.
By Chris Henderson | 09/22/14 09:56 AM
Graphic illustration by Chris Henderson/Examiner.
By Mark Flatten | 09/16/14 03:47 PM
Nobody at the Department of Veterans Affairs linked to phony appointment logs or patient deaths has been fired, despite a hastily passed new law designed to make it easier to oust corrupt and inept federal managers.
By Mark Flatten | 09/19/14 12:30 PM
Veterans' group tired of waiting for someone at VA to get fired for cooking the books to hide delays.
By Mark Flatten | 09/17/14 07:08 PM
A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general confirmed that delays in care could have caused deaths at a Phoenix hospital.
By Mark Flatten | 09/17/14 03:59 PM
A government watchdog's claim that delays in care did not "conclusively" cause patients' deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital is based on medical records that cannot be trusted, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said during a heated hearing Wednesday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/16/14 05:52 PM
Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.
By Mark Flatten | 09/16/14 04:15 PM
AMVETS and Concerned Veterans for America issued a joint statement calling changes made to the IG's final report "inexcusable."
By Mark Flatten | 09/15/14 02:59 PM
A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court.
By Mark Flatten | 09/12/14 08:10 PM
The position was left empty when revelations about phony patient appointment lists and long delays in patient care surfaced, prompting the dismissal of the director.
By Mark Flatten | 09/12/14 06:27 PM
Federal laws protecting medical confidentiality of a patient who committed suicide were broken in a clumsy attempt by Department of Veterans Affairs officials to deflect criticism from an Arizona congresswoman, a veterans' advocacy group charged Friday.
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