"Over the past two years, VA has faced well-documented challenges, including the failure to provide timely health care nationwide," the letter stated. "A permanent IG would help to address these failures and would play a critical role in auditing and evaluating VA programs, conducting health care inspections and investigating allegations of serious violations."
Right, to do the job that Congress, reason they have Committee's and Sub-Committee's within and what they and their staffs of are charged to accomplish, as our well compensated in many ways employee's, in working with the people represented responsibilities, and haven't for decades especially in seeking to privatize the VA for corporate profit! The people they represent Responsibility, Duty and Promises made!!
As they, leading the people they represent, ignored and continue ignoring or outright denied, a long and growing list of, especially related to the flag waving, poser, patriotic wars, the issues they and their representatives did nothing after the many previous, attack the VA personal, hearings, for decades, so they can grab media hyped, personal, poser, patriotic political enhancing, 'scandals' along the way on same issues!!
The Veterans Affairs Department needs an inspector general, according to Congress.
June 26, 2015 - On Thursday, a bipartisan group of 10 senators urged President Obama to name a permanent inspector general for the department, noting that the important oversight post has been vacant since late 2013.
Richard Griffin, appointed deputy inspector general in 2008, has served as the acting IG since George Opfer stepped down from the job 18 months ago.
In a letter to Obama, the group wrote that a permanent appointee for the office will "provide stable leadership and oversight" for an agency sorely in need of them. read more>>>