The deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says he still intends to punish two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency’s hiring system for their own gain. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — An investigative agency is looking into allegations that Veterans Affairs supervisors retaliated against 37 employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including some who complained about improper scheduling practices at the heart of a growing VA scandal.
The independent Office of Special Counsel says it has blocked disciplinary actions against three VA employees who reported wrongdoing. One of them had been suspended after complaining to the VA’s inspector general about improper scheduling. Continue reading