Just another example of bringing politics past the entrances and into the halls of VA facilities, perhaps! Wonder how much press this gets because the VA caught it and took actions so quickly, or even House, Rep Miller, actual and in-depth, Congressional hearings, not set to attack the VA personal, on!!
Denigrating, by varied actions and, poser patriotic, words, the overall mostly extremely dedicated employee's of the Veterans Administration full support of the few who've served the great majority! To then be used, on so many issues revisited because nothing was done on numerous times previously by the representatives, conservatives, of the people served, as media hyped 'scandals' and laying blame on the employee's of and not on Congress and the People Served, their Responsibility to those that have served them!!
WASHINGTON - March 1, 2016 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it proposed disciplinary action against three Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) attorneys, and has filed a Complaint against two Board Veterans Law Judges. Accountability actions against the Board judges have been referred to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which has direct jurisdiction over cases concerning administrative law judges.
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson filed a Complaint against two Board Veterans Law Judges with the MSPB and VA proposed actions against three board attorneys for reasons of misconduct based on information received as part of an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation that revealed a pattern of inappropriate emails that were racist and sexist in tone. The OIG proactively brought the information to VA early in their investigation and VA acted immediately by assigning the Board employees to non-adjudicative duties pending the disciplinary actions that have now been taken to protect Veterans appellate rights.
“These actions are reprehensible and completely counter to our values,” said Gibson. “It undermines the trust the American people place in the VA to serve our Veterans and has no place in this Department. We will not tolerate it. Taking action as quickly as we did was simply the right thing to do.” read more>>>
As the, long established, Conservative ideology seeks to privatize the VA for corporate profit and with little to no regulation:
2 March 2016 - How many times have you heard this story? Hoping to cut costs, government outsources work to a private contractor who promises to deliver superior service for less money. It doesn't happen. In fact, things go horribly awry. read more>>>