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VA Becomes First Agency to Post Information on Adverse Employee Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 
VA Expands Transparency, Accountability Efforts Becomes First Agency to Post Information on Adverse Employee Actions, Requires Senior Official Sign-off on all Settlement Actions above $5,000
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking a further step on transparency and accountability as a follow-on to the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act signed by the president less than two weeks ago.
Beginning today, the department is making public a list of adverse employee actions taken since Jan. 20. This information is posted at http://www.va.gov/accountability, and will be updated weekly.  
Secretary Shulkin pointed to the move as another step in long-sought transparency and accountability actions at VA, and noted that VA is the first federal agency to make such data public.  
"Under this administration, VA is committed to becoming the most trans…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 7/13 to 7/29

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 8 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html
If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 7/6 to 7/20

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 6 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home…

Review of Alleged Misuse of Resources by VHA’s Strategic Investment Management, Business Architecture Division

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Review of Alleged Misuse of Resources by VHA's Strategic Investment Management, Business Architecture Division 06/28/2017 08:00 PM EDT
In February 2015, the Office of Inspector General received an anonymous Hotline complaint stating that the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Strategic Investment Management, Business Architecture Division misused Government funds when it purchased Troux Technologies' Architect software. The complainant also stated that VA had project management and architecture tools available; and therefore the purchase of this software was a duplication of existing software functionality. The OIG conducted this review to determine the merits of the allegations. We did not substantiate the allegation that VHA acquired Troux Technologie…

Contact Your Representative: Action Alert: The American Legion Coin Bill

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The American Legion Coin Bill
Take Action! An Honor Worth Coining(June 29, 2017) The American Legion has a golden opportunity. Well, silver and gold actually. With your help, we can encourage Congress to mark The American Legion's 2019 Centennial with limited edition, exquisitely crafted commemorative coins. Not only will these coins raise public awareness about the greatest veterans organization in the country, proceeds from their sale will raise funds for our outstanding programs.
A bipartisan group in Congress is now gathering support for The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. This legislation, if passed, would honor the Legion for its 100 years of service to our nation's heroes by directing the U.S. Mint to issue a variety of special limited edition commemorative coins available for purchase during 2019. Congress only authorizes two coins per year and one has already been awarded for 2019, so there's only one left.
But the Legion has strong compet…

A VAIG REPORT: Healthcare Inspection Dermatology Clinic Staffing and Other Concerns (2012-2014)

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Healthcare Inspection Dermatology Clinic Staffing and Other Concerns (2012-2014) 06/28/2017 08:00 PM EDT
OIG conducted a Combined Assessment Program (CAP) review at the Dayton VA Medical Center (facility), Dayton, OH, during the week of February 2, 2015. Prior to the site visit, OIG deployed an electronic employee survey regarding patient safety and quality of care known as the Employee Assessment Review (EAR). An EAR respondent reported that during Quarters (Q) 3 and 4, fiscal year (FY) 2012, and FYs 2013 and 2014: a) Patient Business Service (PBS) schedulers assigned on a temporary basis to cover the Dermatology Clinic were not adequately trained in its specific scheduling practices; therefore, appointments were not consistently scheduled in accordance with preferred…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 6/28 to 7/20

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 8 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html
If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home…