On Tuesday, the newest VA Secretary was confirmed to lead the country's second largest federal agency under President Joe Biden. A nonveteran, Secretary Denis McDonough will now lead the agency responsible for providing benefits and services to over 20 million veterans while managing over 300,000 employees and the nation’s largest socialized healthcare system. The annual … [Read more...] about Does New VA Secretary Have What It Takes?
There is a change happening in Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) executive leadership following historic transformations to improve the program for veterans. The recently departed executive director William Streitberger will be missed after years of massive improvements, and I wanted to take a few minutes to extend my gratitude. Will moved on to run the Chicago … [Read more...] about Veteran Readiness And Employment Service Executive Director Departs After Historic Transformation And Improvements
Many veterans using the GI Bill may be unaware they are qualified for thousands more in benefits through Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31 VR&E). Formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Chapter 31 VR&E program participants may be eligible for subsistence payments at dramatically different rates based on remaining GI Bill entitlement and … [Read more...] about FY2021: Veteran Readiness And Employment Subsistence Pay Increases
Our friends at the White Coat Waste project (WCW) are at it again hitting back against VA waste of taxpayer dollars on animal experiments. But instead of using op-ed's and other pressure points in DC, WCW is using billboards to drive home taxpayer accountability. Over the years, WCW has helped bring attention to the use of taxpayer dollars to experiment on animals when … [Read more...] about Catstipation: Legislators Take Action To Stop Gruesome Cat Experiments At VA
The Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness And Employment program, formerly Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, quietly launched its new online M28C bible on Friday. The release comes after years of preparation and rewriting the internal policies governing decisionmaking and conduct of Chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation counselors and related employees. The M28C … [Read more...] about Veteran Readiness And Employment Quietly Launches New M28C Policy Manual Online