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May 16, 2016

By Phoebe Bodkin

VA Continues to Manipulate Wait-Time Data



Department of Veterans Affairs VA Building VA medical centers continue to manipulate wait-time data, and newly enrolled veterans are waiting far too long for appointments.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 14, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

VA Inspector General Confronted over Feeble Investigations



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC In a letter to the President, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner put the VA's Office of the Inspector General in the spotlight over how it failed to fully investigate allegations of secret wait lists for mental health patients.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

November 19, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Talks Whistleblower Support to Senate VA Committee



Photo of Elizabeth Hempowicz testifying on Whistleblower Protections POGO testified at a Senate hearing on the VA Patient Protection Act, and weighed in on the importance of whistleblower protections at the VA.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 29, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

VA Whistleblowers Testify at Senate Hearing



VA Whistleblowers Senate Hearing There is an ongoing culture of retaliation and fear across the VA, and those responsible for it are often going unpunished.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 12, 2015

By Joe Newman

VA IG Drops Subpoena for POGO’s Whistleblower Records



VA IG Linda Halliday July 2015 Testimony The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has dropped its demand for POGO to turn over records related to the more than 800 VA whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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