Over the holiday, I read an article asserting the White House VA Hotline is making a real difference by highlighting the number of calls operators took this year. In typical VA fashion, citing a raw number without any statistical comparison for context, the Trump Administration claims its White House VA Hotline answered 130,000 calls this year with its 56 employees. And, I … [Read more...] about Is White House VA Hotline Really Making A Difference?
VA finally gave the finger to the federal unions working within its walls breaching its 2011 contract by revoking “official time” for certain health care professionals. VA presently spends an estimated $49 million on salaries of employees working full time as union representatives supporting other employees in employment grievances. For example, one nurse whose salary … [Read more...] about VA Basically Gives The Finger To Union, Ends ‘Official Time’
A new survey of VA employees now shows a majority of VA employees believe their leaders are honest, increasing from 46 percent to 54 percent since 2017. Improvement is always good even if the initial bar is quite low, and it does not get much lower than the majority of employees believing their leaders are dishonest. How many of you would work at a company where the majority … [Read more...] about Majority VA Employees Now Believe Leadership Is Honest
Peter O’Rourke, the former Trump-campaign staffer who became the acting VA secretary after ousting David Shulkin is set to leave the agency as soon as this week. O’Rourke enjoyed a highly contentious relationship with the agency’s Inspector General and Congress while running the agency for a few months earlier this year. He was reported by House Democrats for perjury … [Read more...] about Wall Street Journal: Peter O’Rourke Soon To Eject From Veterans Affairs
Democrats in the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are now demanding an investigation into improper influence by Trump Mar-a-Lago insiders including Marvel Comic CEO Ike Purlmutter and associates. The report first surfaced this week from ProPublica and is being repeated by practically all major news organizations in the main stream media. Frankly, if President Trump cannot … [Read more...] about Here We Go – Congress Demands Investigation Into Marvel Comics CEO Leadership Of VA