AFGE Voices Concerns to VA Bill Targeting Low Wage Schedulers' Bonuses

May 15, 2015

In a written testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs during a hearing this week on pending legislation, AFGE raised serious concerns over a bill that would require employees of all levels who received bonuses in 2011 through 2014 to repay the awards if the employees “contributed to the purposeful omission of the name of one or more veterans waiting for health care from an electronic wait list for a medical facility.”

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Categories: VA, Pay

Bill Introduced to Give VA Clinicians Bargaining Rights

May 08, 2015

AFGE and its National Veterans Affairs Council applauded the leadership of Rep. Mark Takano of California for his introduction of the VA Employee Fairness Act, legislation that would restore equal bargaining rights to VA health care professionals.

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Categories: VA

VA Whistleblowers At Risk

April 24, 2015

Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida, chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, on Thursday introduced a very bad bill.

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Categories: VA

VA Caught Red-Handed Wasting Tax Dollars on IT Contract That Could Be Done Cheaper In-house

April 03, 2015

AFGE Local 1745 in Texas demanded that the Department of Veterans Affairs immediately end an illegal contract of information technology work in the Project Management Accountability System Business Office after it became clear from a VA inspector general report that the agency violated both sourcing law and policy and intentionally reduced the number of civilian workers in order to contract out the work.

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Categories: VA, Outsourcing

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