FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2019

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Tim Kauffman

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AFGE Statement on new VA Inspector General Report

Categories: VA, Congress

Report documents abuse of personnel authorities Congress provided to agency

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to the report released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General documenting the VA’s failures in implementing the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017:

“This report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General confirms what AFGE and our VA members have been saying all along. Instead of using the personnel authorities Congress provided the agency to root out bad managers and improve service delivery to veterans, the VA has systematically misused its authority to fire low-level staffers, retaliate against whistleblowers, and hurt the very veterans the agency was created to help.”

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