This Friday, the Department of Veterans made their list of employee suspensions, terminations and demotions public. Details say that updated on a weekly basis, because the Department is trying to be more transparent after the Congress’ push to increase the scope of power by the VA Secretary.
President Trump had said at an occasion that he was frustrated with the VA, saying it was the most “incompetently run agency in the U.S.”
This was discovered only after a series of firings, revealing that most of the lower level VA workers such as food service workers and house keepers were felons, sex offenders or generally incompetent, which eventually led to poor care, and at times death from neglect for the veterans.
David Shulkin, the VA Secretary said in a statement:
“Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent. Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that.”
Even though the list was posted on the internet just this Friday, it contained the occupation, VA region as well as the date and type of disciplinary action for approximately 800 VA employees disciplined since January 20, 2017. Only the names of the VA employees were not revealed, as a privacy concern.
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