Some senior leaders within VA are highlighting (through backchannels) that recent termination numbers are likely a publicity stunt. While VA brags a turnover rate of less than 1 percent, the normal attrition rate is closer to 10 percent for all types of organizations. So, is a 0.13 percent attrition rate worth bragging about? Maybe, if your goal is to NOT keep the best … [Read more...] about Are 500 VA Terminations A Major Change Or A Joke?
In old school Robert McDonald fashion, Secretary David Shulkin has gone back to Congress, hat in hand for more money due to bad money management. Some things change, like the face of the Secretary, but other things remain the same, like VA failing to manage billions in taxpayer funds each year resulting in shortfalls that affect access to health care and resources for … [Read more...] about SURPRISE! VA Veterans Choice Faces $1 Billion Short Fall
Veterans supported Donald Trump by two-thirds on November 8, but his choices to lead Veterans Affairs out of its scandal-plagued ways are now being questioned. Last week, many of the veterans who voted for Trump were disappointed when he replaced VA Secretary Robert McDonald with his #3 David Shulkin, MD. His election campaign rhetoric against McDonald and his team was … [Read more...] about Is Trump Intentionally Pissing On Veterans Or Getting Bad Advice?
Eighty percent of veterans surveyed about whether we are better off because of President Obama’s policies responded “no”. With the inauguration and recent shake-up at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it seemed like good timing to post the responses to the survey we ran here two days ago. Many of the veterans on both sides provided thoughtful responses worth … [Read more...] about Veterans Not Better Off Under Obama Says Majority Surveyed
On Friday, outgoing Sec VA Robert McDonald approved massive payouts for an estimated 900,000 veterans exposed to toxic Camp Lejeune water. The plan is estimated to cost $2.2 billion over the next five years to finally compensate veterans exposed for at least 30 cumulative days to toxic water at the Marine base in North Carolina. Payments are set to start in March for … [Read more...] about Outgoing Sec VA Allocates Billions To Camp Lejeune Veterans