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August 11, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Veterans Affairs Response to Alleged Whistleblowers Still Worrying



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC The firing of the Washington, D.C. veterans’ medical center director provides the first test of a new Department of Veterans Affairs accountability and whistleblower protection law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

August 9, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Civil Servants Exposed To Retaliation Under Bipartisan VA Bill



Photo of President Trump after signing the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Bipartisanship led to a bill that created a new VA whistleblower office, but its language also diminishes due process rights for civil servants. Congress needs to continue overseeing the new office and ensure VA employees do not suffer from retaliation or political purging.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

April 27, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Will Trump’s Veterans Affairs Exec Order Make a Difference to Whistleblowers?



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC President Trump is establishing another office at the VA focused on accountability and whistleblowers. Will it solve problems or create new ones?

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

October 13, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

POGO Comments on VA Rule Helping Some Camp Lejeune Vets



Toxic Sign POGO welcomes a new VA rule and the benefits it will bring to veterans affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. However, we are concerned about several factors that may unnecessarily limit the rule’s impact.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security, Public Health and Science

September 30, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

POGO and Others Oppose “Trojan Horse” Office for VA Whistleblowers



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC The Project On Government Oversight, Government Accountability Project, Senior Executives Association, and Public Citizen oppose a Senate measure that could harm Veterans Affairs whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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